• January 4, 2010

    International aid agency Oxfam has warned of dire consequences from the drought that has hit parts of East Africa for the sixth year in a row. Its comments come after the failure of both rainy seasons in 2009.

  • June 6, 2009

    Big change is required, but it can start in small but significant ways. That was the message that development agency World Vision issued for World Environment Day 2009, highlighting one project that symobolises part of the way forward.

  • March 19, 2009

    March 22 is the UN's World Water Day, so I wanted to mention a remarkable book by a good friend of Ekklesia (and an Ekklesia Partner) Annette Allen, which she is using to help raise funds for clean wa

  • February 10, 2008

    In Ethiopia, one of Africa's poorest countries, nearly 85% of people are dependent on subsistence farming. During recent years of civil strife, investment in agriculture and industry has been minimal. An oppressive state was toppled in 1991 and recent years have seen the establishment of multiparty democratic elections and the adoption of a constitution. Sponsor a child in Ethiopia

  • January 12, 2008

    Ethiopia is a beautiful and historic country in “The Horn” of eastern Africa, but low world prices and recurrent droughts have contributed to Ethiopia remaining one of the poorest countries in the world, prone to famine and food shortages. Find out more about child sponsorship, and sponsor a child in Ethiopia here

  • January 17, 2007

    Ethiopian soldiers occupying Somalia have been accused of raping Somali woman, according to reports circulating among church and development NGOs in the region. Observers are waiting for details to be confirmed.

  • January 12, 2007

    Recent US air strikes against militants in Somalia will do little to bring peace and security to the region, says leading UK-based international development agency Christian Aid.