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  • Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.
  • We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
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About 2/2 /what we do: Find out how Christian Aid and its partners are working to bring an end to poverty around the world – tackling its root causes as well as its effects. 


  • From rehabilitating former child soldiers in Uganda to supporting people living with HIV in South Africa, find out how your support for Christian Aid translates into lives transformed.
  • Learn about the projects, the people and the local partner organisations we work with.
  • Understand the causes of poverty and how we tackle them.

Conflict: a tale of two brothers:

  • Amaral Samacumbi was captured by Unita troops at the age of 14 and forced to fight against the government in Angola’s civil war. A few years later his younger brother Luis, who now works for a Christian Aid partner organisation in Angola, was also forced into action, this time by government soldiers.
  • It was almost 30 years before the brothers were reunited. What follows – starting with Amaral – is their testimony.
  • ‘Unita taught me how to fight. And then they put me on the frontline. Before I was kidnapped I’d never seen a gun before.
  • ‘It was very difficult going from being a schoolboy to a soldier, especially as I was against the war. I wanted to study, not fight, but I didn’t have a choice.
  • ‘After I’d been in the army for many years I trod on a landmine and nearly died. Doctors had to cut my leg off.
  • ‘After nearly 30 years apart, I was happy and overwhelmed to be with Luis again. He was just a small boy when I last saw him so it was a shock to discover that he was nearly the same height as me.
  • ‘We found out that Luis and I fought in the same battle, on the same front, against each other. I was horrified when I realised I could have killed my own brother.
  • ‘I’m so grateful that we are together today.’

HIV work in Sierra Leone, watch the video: …

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