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Conflict and Covid-19 have pushed millions of people deeper into poverty. But there is a way to recover: together. 

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Conflict and the coronavirus pandemic have pushed millions of people further into poverty. But there is a way to recover: together. 

Conflict, rising food and fuel costs and a global pandemic have pushed millions of people further into poverty. But as the church, we can stand alongside vulnerable families and help them to recover.

Poverty isn’t God’s plan. But we – the church – are.

With practical solutions and spiritual support, local churches and our Christian partners around the world are ready to help lead their communities out of poverty. But they need your support.

Your gift today can provide emergency relief such as food and safe water for families who are escaping conflict. And your long-term support can empower local churches and build the resilience of whole communities.

I’m ready to join with the church and empower families to lift themselves out of poverty

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Forced to flee: Habiba’s story

Habiba* and her husband, Ahmed*, lived a peaceful life in Ethiopia with their twelve children. But when conflict broke out in their community in 2020, food became hard to find.

Harvests were abandoned by farmers, escaping the violence.

Ahmed was elected by the community to help distribute aid to people who needed it. But then armed groups showed up in the village.

‘Homes were searched… and killings began. My husband… he hid under the bed [when they] lined up at the door… They abducted him.’
Habiba

After her husband was taken, Habiba fled with her children. But once they had found safety in a new area, it was difficult for Habiba to support her children – they had nothing.

Different host families in the community took in the children so that they would have shelter and food. But thanks to support from Tearfund’s local Christian partner, Friendship Support Association (FSA), the children have now been reunited with their mother.

‘You give me not only food but also my children. I sent my children to different families… to save their lives. But now, thanks to the FSA, I can feed my children and start living under one roof with them,’ says Habiba.

Tearfund is working with FSA to provide families like Habiba’s with food, shelter and access to clean water and safe sanitation. But the need is increasing – in Ethiopia and around the world.

Your gift can help families recover

Conflict and Covid-19 have pushed millions of people deeper into poverty. But there is a way to recover: together.

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