More about our projects
Disaster risk reduction
In North East Nigeria Tearfund is working through local partner CRUDAN to offer humanitarian and emergency assistance to communities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. This is done through cash grants, to meet their immediate food needs and to help them rebuild their agriculture businesses, and through training in climate-friendly farming.
This work will enable 300,000 internally displaced people and returnees build integrated communities of both Christians and Muslims that are more resilient for further disasters, whether natural or man-made.
Church and community transformation (CCT)
Tearfund's goal in Nigeria is to see 6 million people released from spiritual and material poverty by inspiring and mobilising 4,000 local churches. These churches will, in turn, mobilise their communities to take action and meet local needs in the areas of food production, water supply and sanitation, basic healthcare and basic education.
Tearfund is giving 12 partners and 600 local churches a vision of a just and sustainable world, influencing people's values, attitudes and behaviours.
The Global Advocacy team is also supporting partners and church denominations to organise and mobilise young people and churches to bring about lifestyle and policy changes.
Tearfund's goal is to work through local partner organisations to enable 40,000 Christians, Muslims and traditional worshipers work together and achieve religious harmony and peaceful coexistence.
HIV/sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV)
Tearfund aims to see new HIV infections reduced to zero and a 90 per cent reduction in mother-to-child transmission. This will be achieved through awareness raising, education, care and support, for both HIV issues and sexual and gender-based violence. We are also aiming to increase access to treatment by 75 per cent, reducing the mortality rate and further transmission of the virus.