Every Emmaus group is different, tailored to the needs of the country it works in, and are all unified by their commitment to “serve first those who suffer most”, as set out in the Emmaus Universal Manifesto.

Emmaus International has five priority areas:

  1. Migrants’ rights
  2. Access to water
  3. Ethical finance
  4. Access to healthcare
  5. Access to education

Staff, companions and trustees from the UK regularly visit projects in other parts of the world and raise money at home for groups in poorer countries through acts of solidarity.