We follow Jesus where the need is greatest and work alongside the local church to overcome poverty and injustice.
We target regions that are extremely vulnerable to natural or man-made disasters but have limited capacity to cope.
We work with local churches, so that they can empower their communities to escape poverty.
We challenge ourselves and our leaders to change attitudes, behaviors and policies that perpetuate injustice.
Today the Board of Directors of Tearfund USA has announced the appointment of Emily A Sarmiento as President and Chief Executive Officer effective August 1st, 2020. She will become a member of the Board.Read More
people live in extreme poverty, half of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
people live in countries affected by fragility, conflict, and violence.
people are forcibly displaced by weather-related hazards every year.
Over five decades, we have gained valuable experience and expertise in both humanitarian and development contexts. We have seen vast numbers of communities transformed—people on the brink of disaster becoming resilient to shocks, self-sufficient and empowered, boldly speaking up for their rights.
We are committed to the Sustainable Development Goals because we believe that, together, we can end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030.
Local churches empowered and equipped
People reached through community development work
People benefiting from our response to disasters
Local, national and international policies influenced