Finn Church Aid (FCA)

FCA works to help the world's poorest people in tens of countries across four different continents. The assistance includes long-term development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.

The largest share of FCA's aid budget, more than 40%, is directed to Africa, where the majority of the target countries are in the lowest ranking group of the United Nations Human Development Index. The need for assistance is caused especially by political instability, prolonged crises and natural disasters.

The second largest share of the aid budget is directed to Asia, which has numerically the largest number of poor people. Political upheavals, natural disasters and the collapse of economic growth make development cooperation challenging in Asia.

Taken together, Latin America and Europe receive just over a tenth of FCA's annual budget. In Latin America FCA's work focuses on strengthening human rights and democracy, defending the rights of indigenous people, and improving food security and people's livelihoods.

In Europe FCA's work has an emphasis on building ecumenical relationships, women's participation, and issues concerning children's and young people.

The objectives of FCA's aid work are aligned with the UN Millennium Goals, the most important of which is reducing extreme poverty. In disaster relief work FCA and its local partners observe the internationally recognized Code of Conduct and Humanitarian Principles.

Latest from Finn Church Aid (FCA)

Latest Update from Nepal

Latest Update from Nepal

Apr 30, 2015

Latest updates on ACT's work after the earthquake in Nepal

The garden grows in the desert refugee camp

The garden grows in the desert refugee camp

Apr 14, 2015

14 April 2015 - The war in Syria already tires the aid donors around the world, but even more it exhausts the individuals that are placed inside the refugee camps.

News from the ACT Syria appeal SYR131

News from the ACT Syria appeal SYR131

Dec 23, 2014

23 December 2014 - The war in Syria continues to rage as it enters its fourth year with no end in sight. What is ACT doing?

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Humanitarian hero - Filipino engineer Rizel Mayo

Aug 18, 2014

18 August, 2014 - Young engineer Rizel Mayo is rebuilding the schools in villages recovering from typhoon Haiyan. And one of the beneficiaries of the new classrooms will be her own daughter. We pay homage to Rizel for World Humanitarian Day, August 19.

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

“Teaching in Bangui is like cultivating a good tree”

Aug 11, 2014

12 August, 2014 - A dedicated teacher re-building a school in Bangui, Central African Republic, talks about his vision for the children of Bangui on International Youth Day

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