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The role of local churches in humanitarian and development responses

2017 Available in English and French

Worship in a church service in Uganda

Worship in a church service in Uganda Photo: Andrew Philip/Tearfund

Tearfund’s approach to humanitarian and development response is to work wherever possible with and through the local church.

This document summarises this approach in terms of its three key advantages, suggesting that it makes the church a highly distinctive and effective partner in international development work, and brings a value to humanitarian and development responses that is uncommon in the sector.

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