Our Work

At Tearfund Ireland we believe that transformation is possible, we have hope for a better world, a more equal world.

Through our partners working on the ground and at grassroots level, we have witnessed the transformation of individuals, families and whole communities; lifting themselves out of poverty for good. We know thousands of children who have been protected from human trafficking and rescued from it and children in orphanages who have been reunited with their families after poverty had driven their parents to send them to orphanages. 

Before, you knew us for our droughts, our poverty. But now the poor are transforming this country, and poverty shall no longer be our name.

Meseret Kumsa, a Tearfund self-help group member, Ethiopia

Where We Work

Tearfund Ireland gives priority to the most marginalised and the most vulnerable in fragile states and least developed countries.



Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and is home to 100 million people, with...

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South Sudan

After years of fighting and civil war, South Sudan declared itself independent in July 2011....

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Cambodia is a beautiful tropical country in South East Asia. It is infamous for the brutal ...

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Since the Arab Spring of 2011, Syria has been in a state of conflict. Over half of all Syria...

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Sierra Leone

The Ebola epidemic during 2014 was the largest ever recorded. It spread primarily across thr...

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Uganda has been blighted by two decades of civil war, extreme violence and mass killings whi...

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Zimbabwe is a natural paradise. It is home to the world’s largest waterfall, Victoria Fall...

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Yemen is still considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. 80% of the population ...

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When Cyclone Idai made landfall on 15 March more than 740 people were killed and almost 3 mi...

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In the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, an earthquake, 7.4 in magnitude, occurred on...

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Our Motivation

As Christians we believe that God calls us to ‘whole-of-life’ Christianity and to live out our faith as ‘salt and light’ in the world we live in. Tearfund Ireland is a leading voice on issues of social justice and is a vehicle by which individual Christians and churches can actively engage in responding to extreme poverty and injustice overseas.

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 1:17 (NIV)