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World Relief Germany joins the Tearfund family

25 Oct 2019

World Relief Germany has now joined the Tearfund Family as Tearfund Deutschland (Germany), continuing its work in empowering communities in some of the poorest countries around the world.

World Relief Germany has worked with Tearfund for many years, often through local partners and the church network. Tearfund Germany’s main focus will continue to be in Muslim-majority countries and the organisation currently works in seven countries in the Near and Middle East, and Somaliland. Martin Knispel, Executive Board Chair, Tearfund Germany said, “For the past 20 years we have led emergency relief and development work based on the motivation of our Christian faith, often in collaboration with Tearfund. Joining the Tearfund Family was a strategic decision, we know that in a network we can achieve much more and have a greater impact. We will continue to fight poverty and environmental issues, assist refugees and help traumatised people live their lives in dignity.” 

Germany is now the eleventh member of the Tearfund family, which includes independent Tearfund organisations in: UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada. Nigel Harris, CEO of Tearfund said, “I am delighted to welcome Tearfund Germany into our Tearfund family. We have worked together over many years in some of the most fragile areas of the world, helping people affected by conflict and disaster. I look forward to seeing where this new chapter will take us as we continue to go where the need is greatest.”

Notes to Editors

  • For further information or interview requests call Sarah Baldwin on 07776211518 or the Tearfund Media Team on 020 3906 3131. For out of hours media enquiries please call 07710 573749. 
  • More information about Tearfund Germany is available on their new website. 
  • Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency and a member of the Disasters’ Emergency Committee. Tearfund has been working around the world for more than 50 years responding to disasters and helping lift communities out of poverty. For more information about the work of Tearfund, please visit

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