What is Christian Aid?

People in Senegal, West Africa who are helped by Christan Aid

Christian Aid is a Christian charity which helps to improve the quality of life of some of the poorest people in the world. It is run by Christians in Britain. Christian Aid follows the teaching of Jesus. Jesus said that the greatest commandment is "to love God and to love your neighbour as yourself". By 'neighbour' Jesus meant everyone. He taught that we should help anyone who is in need - no matter who they are, where they live or whether or not we know them.

Christian Aid helps people in need. They do not just help Christians - they help people in need whatever religion they are, or indeed if they do not have a religion. It doesn't matter in what country they live, the colour of their skin, the language they speak or whether they are men, women or children.