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About Us

We work alongside communities around the world to support and empower them to defeat poverty and injustice, and enable them to build a better life and future.

Justice, dignity and equality for all people

Our vision

A world without poverty and injustice

Our mission

To equip, empower and enable communities around the world to defeat poverty and injustice, and to work with them to build a better life and future. We engage people to comprehend injustice and take action to restore our world as a place where justice, dignity and equality are a reality for all people.

How We Work

The Salvation Army International Development UK is an umbrella term for the community development work that The Salvation Army United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland supports around the world.

This work is divided into six themes, four of which sit within the International Projects Office (Clean Water,  Emergency ResponseFood Security and Income Generation), and two of which sit within Anti-Trafficking & Modern Slavery (Anti-Trafficking and Gender Justice). We are also responsible for overseeing the transfer of funds for the UK’s Mission Support Allocation (money donated through the annual Self-Denial Appeal).

By providing financial and technical support to projects within these five themes, The Salvation Army in the UK and Ireland is helping people all over the world to tackle poverty, fight injustice and build a better life and future.

Our Themes

Click on the links below to find out more about our Themes and how you can support:


Clean Water

Emergency Response

Food Security

Gender Justice

Income Generation

Meet the team

Ben Gilbert: Team Leader

Ben has a Masters in International Development and Education and has worked in both the Development and Education sectors in the UK, Middle East and across Asia. He has a particular interest in rights to education of marginalised communities and is passionate about finding lasting solutions in complex and diverse environments. He is married to Shiyani and they have two children, Malachi and Elora.


Hayley Still: UK Engagement Co-ordinator

Hayley joined the team in 2014 having previously worked for The Salvation Army as well as for an education charity working with schools in challenging contexts. Hayley is passionate about motivating people to fight injustice and living to serve God by serving others. She lives in London with her husband Ben, daughter Josie and pet tortoises Essex and Yorkshire.

Jason Emmett: Project Advisor - Emergency Response

Jason has a BA (Hons) in Education and Professional Training, and is one of the newer members of the team, having worked in the healthcare and education sectors. He has a particular interest in informal education and how this can impact personal and professional development. Jason is married to Rachel and they have a son called Gideon.


Francine O'Hanlon: Project Advisor - Mission Support

Francine has been part of the International Projects team since 2015, she has held several positions within the team but now works part-time as the Programme Advisor for Mission Support. She studied Human Geography at the University of the West of England which cultivated her interests in sustainable communities, managing global resources and geopolitics. Having lived in South Korea for two years and travelled extensively in previous jobs, she loved the opportunity to learn about other cultures. Francine now lives in Reading with her husband Oli and their son Henry. 


Violet Ruria: Programme Advisor - Sustainable Livelihoods

Violet has been with the team for the last 7 years. She brought in over 15 years of hands-on experience in managing multi-sector  Development Programmes while working with varied Faith Based Organisation in Africa. She is originally from Kenya and is married to Paul and a mother to Lucy and Reuben. Her passion is journeying with communities to support them to realise their vision of holistic transformation.


Anne Gregora: Programme Advisor - Anti-trafficking and Gender-Based Violence

Anne is our anti-trafficking and GBV programme advisor. She joined the team as a registered social worker from Australia. She has frontline experience in anti-trafficking and refugee resettlement. She has been with the team for since 2013 and is passionate about seeking justice, protection and recovery for women who have experienced trauma, abuse or exploitation.


Paska Moore: Project Manager - Community Awareness and Recovery Project (Nigeria and Philippines)

Before taking on her current role, Paska joined The Salvation Army in 2016 to work with victims of human trafficking as a Referrals Officer. She has experience in implementing community development programmes across Africa in HIV/AIDS, Orphans and Vulnerable Children, WATSAN and rehabilitation & recovery programmes with communities affected by war and conflicts. Paska also has diverse experience in Health & Social Care sector in the UK. Paska is passionate about empowering marginalised and vulnerable people and advocating for their rights.


Tribeni Gurung: Project Support - Community Awareness and Recovery Project (Nigeria and Philippines)

Tribeni joined the team in June 2017. She has a background in Research and holds an MSc in Social Research Methods. She has carried out research on human trafficking issues such as the impact of community-based support, re-trafficking of graduates leaving orphanages in Ukraine and the experiences of trafficked victims living in NASS accommodation. 




Connect With Us

If you would like to find out more about our work, order resources, get involved in advocacy or fundraising or inquire about booking one of our team for an event, simply contact us and we will be happy to help. 

The Salvation Army International Development UK, 101 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6BN

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Telephone +44 (0)20 7367 4777


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