A rubbish campaign
On a sunny day in May, Tearfund staff and volunteers stood outside the Unilever building in London, raising awareness of the problem of plastic waste. Our Rubbish Campaign called on Coca-Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever to take responsibility for their plastic waste in poorer countries.
In October, Unilever pledged to halve its use of new plastics by 2025 and collect more plastic than they sell. (Photo: Wilde Fry/Tearfund)
No school to skip
Keya and Bina skip through a camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. More than 914,000 refugees now live there, having fled violence in Myanmar. As of 31 July 2019, 55 per cent were under 18 years of age.
Many of these children are missing out on an education. Tearfund and our partners are providing counselling, activity clubs, a new curriculum and safe spaces for young people in the camps. It gives them a chance to recover from the trauma they have endured and to just be children. (Photo: Rachel Burnet/Tearfund)
Flooding crisis in CAR
Tables and furniture are stacked up to escape the floods after heavy rains hit the Central African Republic (CAR). It’s estimated more than 25,000 people were severely affected by severe flooding, in what rapidly became a humanitarian crisis.
The Ubangui river burst its banks close to the capital city Bangui, and many people took refuge in schools, churches and community centres. Three areas where Tearfund’s 2018 UK Aid Match appeal projects are operating were affected. (Photo: Olga Yetikua Josephine/Tearfund)
Held together by love
There wasn’t always peace between Télesphore (left) and Primitive from Gisagara district, southern Rwanda. Télesphore survived the Rwandan genocide, but he was falsely imprisoned for nine years. When he returned home, his relationship with Primitive became abusive.
But after meeting Tearfund partner Association Mwana Ukundwa (AMU), they received counselling and were encouraged to listen to each other. Now they have a common vision and communicate well. They also help other couples who are struggling. (Photo: Marcus Perkins/Tearfund)