Olivia reads with her husband Thomas inside their home in Tanzania, Photo: August Lucky

Help Africa

With your generous support, we work alongside communities in Africa to improve access to clean water and sanitation, improve food security, increase awareness of HIV/AIDS, and reduce the impact of droughts and floods.

Our work in Africa

Across the many countries where we work in Africa, we encounter unique strengths as well as special challenges. Climate emergency, conflict and communicable disease outbreaks across Africa continue to bring hardship to vulnerable communities. In some parts of the continent, communities are facing a ‘triple whammy’: food insecurity, displacement due to conflict and disease outbreaks.

Together with our African partners we recognise that food and water are not only fundamental to life, but they are essential for people to live in dignity and in good health. This is the role of essential agricultural programs in countries such as Malawi, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. Your support enables programs like these, as well as education programs which equip children as well as adults with better employment prospects and sustainable livelihoods. 


We have been working in Africa since 1964, and currently partner 19 in-country organisations.


We support nine programs across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.



Health, Shelter, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH,)  Food security, Protection, Education and Emergency Response Relief.

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, your support fosters medical services for marginalised communities. Photo: Caritas Goma

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Tawonga, 10, lives in the Rumphi district of Malawi. She is the youngest of six children and was born with one weaker leg, so she walks with the aid of crutches. Photo Pilirani Chimombo


You can help

With your generous support, we work alongside our partners on the ground to improve food security, help communities to develop sustainable livelihoods and support disaster risk reduction in Africa. 

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You can provide critical lifesaving aid and assistance to the communities in Africa devastated by conflict or natural disasters. Your donation means that our partners on the ground can respond quickly and efficiently when disasters strike.

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