This week Martin attended a Christian Aid Big Brekkie event in Parliament, to show his support for Christian Aid Week (13-19 May). This year Christian Aid Week is encouraging the British public to stand together with the millions of displaced people who have been forced to leave their homes around the world.
Ahead of Christian Aid Week, Martin attended the event in Parliament to find out about activities and events taking place during the charity’s annual fundraising week in Cleethorpes. Last year, £8207 was raised in Cleethorpes during Christian Aid Week.
Today, more than 40 million people are internally displaced by conflict, accounting for approximately two thirds of those who find themselves forced from their homes. A further 24 million were displaced by disasters in 2016 alone.
Christian Aid works with local partner organisations around the world to help internally displaced people. This includes working with partners in Haiti, where thousands of people have been displaced by natural disasters in recent years.
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, Christian Aid distributed urgently-needed shelter materials, hygiene products such as soap, food seeds and cash, so people could buy other items that they really needed. Disaster-resistant homes were built, giving people safe, secure places to live.
Martin said: "I was pleased to meet with Christian Aid this week, to hear about the great work that is being done in Cleethorpes and across the country to help people around the world who have been forced from their homes. For millions of people across the globe, Christian Aid's work provides vital support. I encourage my constituents to get involved in Christian Aid Week events in Cleethorpes where they can."