Origins

A Proven Legacy

Christian Action, formerly known as Hong Kong Christian Aid to Refugees, has a rich history of rescue, compassion and advocacy dating back to the early 1950's. In the early years we provided assistance to Russian and Chinese refugees, transitioning to the service of multiplied thousands of Vietnamese Boat People in the 1980's. In 1994, as our scope of services broadened, we were renamed Christian Action.

Expanded services in Hong Kong now help local unemployed adults and youth, new arrivals from the Mainland, ethnic minorities, refugees, asylum seekers and foreign domestic helpers. In 1997, CA launched Humanitarian Services in Qinghai, Northwest China, working in conjunction with the Qinghai Provincial Government, to rescue and care for abandoned and disabled children, as well as address poverty alleviation on the Tibetan Plateau.

After more than 50 years of service to Hong Kong, and now Mainland China - well over 500,000 disadvantaged, marginalized, displaced or abandoned people have been offered hope, dignity and a practical path to a meaningful life.

Committed to the Long Haul

Having responded to the cries of the severely needy for over half a century, we believe CA's most fruitful days of service are ahead of us. One key strategy involves going deeper in one area rather than spreading ourselves too thin. In China, for example, we have focused our work in one province, Qinghai, as we believe it's better to invest in the relationships developed and pass on the education and skills we can offer, rather than a far more limited impact in more locations.

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