Children in Crossfire exists to make a significant and lasting contribution towards the eradication of poverty. We do this not alone, but by working in a vibrant web of collaborating agencies, Children in Crossfire supports local initiatives that improve the daily lives for people living in some of the world's poorest communities - for instance, greater income-earning opportunities, education, improved health facilities, clean water supplies. At the heart of our commitment to tackle poverty is the belief that it is within local communities that the most effective and sustainable development initiatives are to be found. Strengthening the ability of these communities to establish and sustain development initiatives is a central theme in all our work. Children in Crossfire responds to community needs, so we are involved in a wide range of initiatives. In each country we focus on the areas where we can make a difference - for instance, agriculture and food security, emergency relief, education, human rights, or water and environmental sanitation. From this, distinctive country strategies emerge.