Cord (charity)

Cord is a peacebuilding charity working with people and communities affected by violent conflict in Africa and Asia. Established in 1967 and located in Leamington Spa , UK , Cord works by “carrying out practical work linking poverty and promoting social cohesion to build peace, working with people and communities of all faiths or none”. [1]

Peacebuilding projects include water and sanitation, education, women’s empowerment [2] and capacity building .

The organization currently operates in Burundi , Cambodia , Chad , Laos [3] and Myanmar [4], with the support of the British Government , the European Union and the United Nations , schools, churches, trusts, companies .

Cordes took part in gathering support for the victims of the Darfur conflict and are still working on 250,000 Sudanese who are living in the refugee camps of Eastern Chad .

Cord’s Ambassador is BBC Midlands Today Present, Sarah Falkland . The charity’s patrons include British Member of Parliament Chris White [5] and author Gillian Cross . [6] Cord’s Chief Executive is Mark Simmons. Cord is a member of People in Aid , a global network of development and humanitarian assistance agencies. [7]


  1. Jump up^ “Cord Annual Review 2012” (PDF) . Cord.
  2. Jump up^ “Cord | One in three is one too many” . Cord.
  3. Jump up^ “Cord Asia’s Organizational Profile” (PDF) . Cord.
  4. Jump up^ “Cord | In News from Myanmar” . Cord.
  5. Jump up^ “Chris White MP” .
  6. Jump up^ “Leamington Charity New Gillian Cross novel” . Leamington Observer. Archived from the original on 2014-06-17.
  7. Jump up^ “Connections: People in Aid” . Cord. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09.

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