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Irish Aid Partnership

Irish Aid ApplicationIrish Aid: Supporting the Work of Children in Crossfire

Children in Crossfire and Irish Aid have a long partnership in working together to address the injustices of poverty.

In 2012, we received a five year Programme Grant from Irish Aid  to work with people and communities in Tanzania to:

  • Improve nutrition, stimulation, care and protection of young children, including those with disabilities
  • To build an enabling environment for Early Childhood Development (ECD)
  • To support young children with cancer through quality services

Irish Aid is a vital partner in helping us ensure young children in Tanzania can grow, thrive and reach their full potential.

Over the five years, we will have received funding of €2,725,199. We continuously monitor progress to ensure the programme is implemented effectively in order to achieve the improved well-being of all young children we encounter.  A full evaluation of the Programme can be accessed here.

Key Impact Results

  • The Programme has helped more than 25,000 children in Tanzania towards achieving their potential, intellectually physically and socially
  • Children are experiencing better parenting practice at home, eating more nutritious food and accessing higher quality services in their communities
  • The Programme has improved nutrition and child protection practice of over 1,600 vulnerable families, strengthened local government capacity and established sustainable structures for monitoring early childhood development
  • Nationally there is stronger protection for children, better standards of early childhood education and more awareness on the importance of investing in young children
  • The Programme saw over 2500 children with cancer accessing high quality treatment. Over the course of the Programme, we have also seen significant improvements in government provision of drugs, from almost nothing in 2012 to around 60% in 2015

Relevant Links

Stories of Progress:

Programme Successes

Opportunities for Children

Mary Kabati – Impact on Children in Mwanza, Tanzania

Mary Kabati on early childhood development

 Find out more about our work in Ireland which is also supported by Irish Aid:

Development Education work in Ireland

Evaluation of the Development Education Programme

Cultivating Global Citizenship: A Strategic Partnership with Irish Aid

 Learn More about Irish Aid’s Approach to Development and Development Education:

A Better World Irelands Policy for International Development

One World One Future – Ireland’s Policy for International Development

Watch an Animation on Ireland’s Policy for International Development

Irish Aid Development Education Strategy 2017 – 2023

Learn about the Global Goals:

Goals for Development

Further Information

Read more about our impact, our partners and our approach to our work:

Annual Report 2015 | Children in Crossfire Children in Crossfire Annual Report 2013
Annual Report 2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2014


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We are a registered charity in Northern Ireland (NIC101412) and The Republic of Ireland (CHY 20045517). Children in Crossfire is now also a registered 'Not For Profit' in the USA and is recognised as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 46-2267122). We are developing Advisory Groups in Chicago and Boston to assist with a fundraising programme.
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