Together we can stop conflict and save lives.
In war zones around the world, local people are taking steps to stop violence, save lives and build peace.
Their work means the people they live next to no longer have to flee from war, and violence.
It is these people we stand up for. You can stand up for them too.
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How you have helped
Last year, your support helped 4517 people affected by war to learn new or improved livelihood skills.
Your support ensured 2168 vulnerable young people in Somalia and Pakistan turned away from radicalisation and extremism.
It allowed our local partners to rescue 200 ex-combatants and child soldiers from the militia, and help them return home.
Most of all, your support provided homes, jobs, stability and hope for thousands whose lives had been destroyed by war and conflict.
Kavira Sambule, 24, borrowed a $100 in 2013 froma micro-finance scheme supported by CRC and sells cow meat by the side of a main road that runs through Mavivi. She has a husband and three children, but the work has allowed her to start building her own house. She wants to sue further loans to build a small shop where she can sell her goods. Village of Mavivi, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. July 2016. Photo by Greg Funnell.
Challenges and events people like you have organised to raise money and awareness of our work
Rob Pope is running 2000 miles
across the USA to raise money and awareness of our work. Read more »
Natasha Dyer swam the 70km length
of Lake Geneva in a relay to support our work. Find out about what motivated
her Read more »
Vey straker organised an evening with her friends to talk about our work supporting local people to rescue and resettle child soldiers. Visit her JustGiving page Read more »
From our supporters
When local peace builders who understand the local issues, are supported in negotiating non-violent solutions with the militia, the results are incredible.’
-Vey Straker, Peace Direct supporter