Relief Links & More

Food Distribution for Congolese refugees, Nyarugusu Camp (Tanzania)

After teaching a few Advocacy courses & discussing Relief & Development opportunities with interested students, I hope adding this page might be a good place for them (& you!) to learn more..

There are many organizations doing amazing things to positively impact poverty, disease, HIV/AIDS, malaria, safe-water access, peace-building initiatives, refugees… (thank God – the need is HUGE!) Personally I appreciate the long-term approach (the agencies i worked for facilitated 10 – 15 year community development programs + shorter-term health/water/agriculture/relief projects), but each organization/stakeholder’ s core competency chips away at challenges that are too massive for any one community, country, continent or agency. It takes LOTS of folks to make a difference, so I’ve always facilitated strategic alliances to create as many links as possible between various stakeholders …

Kosovo...

If you would like to know more about relief & development efforts or the current crisis situation in a specific country, a good place to start is the UN’s OCHA relief web that has excellent background papers, briefing materials + current updates from UN agencies, media, INGOs, academic institutions..   (+ there’s helpful vacancies listing if you’re looking career-wise!  : )

http://reliefweb.int/

Here’s a list of organizations I’ve worked with in various coalitions along with advocacy networks + other groups my friends work for, or those that seem impressive (hearing about them since returning home.)  Check out their website links to learn more…

(!) NOTE: most faith-based organizations (like the ones i worked for) assist everyone in need regardless of race, creed, gender, tribe, political party…  Unfortunately, it’s ‘most’ not all – maybe someday all faith-based organizations will help EVERYONE without hitting them over the heads with their holy objects.

Relief & Development & Global Stakeholders

Education (especially for GIRLS!)

ActionAid   http://www.actionaid.org/

AFRICARE   http://www.africare.org/

AMREF   http://www.amrefusa.org/

CARE     http://www.care.org/

ChildFund International   http://www.childfund.org/

Concern Worldwide     http://www.concern.net/

EDC  http://www.edc.org/

Habitat for Humanity   http://www.habitat.org

Heifer International  http://www.heifer.org

IRC    http://www.rescue.org/

MSF/Doctors without Borders  http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/

Vocational Training & Micro-enterprise

Opportunity International  http://www.opportunity.org/

OXFAM   http://www.oxfam.org/

Pact     http://www.pactworld.org/

PATH  http://www.path.org/

Partners in Health  http://www.pih.org/

PLAN International  http://planinternational.org/

PSI     http://www.psi.org/

Refugees International  http://www.refintl.org/

Restoring lives of refugees

Relief International  http://www.ri.org/

Save the Children   http://www.savethechildren.org

Technoserve  http://www.technoserve.org/

UNICEF    http://www.unicef.org/

UNHCR  http://www.unhcr.org

UNAIDS http://www.unaids.org

UNDP http://www.beta.undp.org/

UNRWA    http://www.unrwa.org/

WaterAID   http://www.wateraid.org

water source (UGANDA)

Women for Women  International  http://www.womenforwomen.org/

WFP   http://www.wfp.org/

WHO   http://www.who.int

Faith-based Organizations

ADRA   http://www.adra.org/

Aga Khan Foundation http://www.akdn.org/AKF

Bread for the World  http://www.bread.org/

CAFOD  http://www.cafod.org.uk/

access to safe-water source (Turkana, KENYA)

Caritas Internationalis  http://www.caritas.org/

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)    http://crs.org/

CFCA  http://www.cfcausa.org/

Heart for Orphans  http://heartfororphans.com

Jesuit Refugee Services  http://www.jrs.net

Lutheran World Relief  http://lwr.org

CMMB http://www.cmmb.org/

Mennonite Central Committee  http://www.mcc.org/

MEDA   http://www.meda.org/web/

Mercy Corps  http://www.mercycorps.org/

Samaritan’s Purse  http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

reconstruction of 'the rubble' (Kosovo)

Tearfund   http://www.tearfund.org/

World Relief  http://worldrelief.org/

World Vision International http://www.wvi.org

Advocacy Networks/Agencies

CORE Group (child health) http://www.coregroup.org/

InterAction  http://www.interaction.org/

International Justice Mission http://www.ijm.org/

ONE Campaign     http://www.theonecampaign.org/

Malaria  No More  http://www.malarianomore.org/

Malaria - not any more! (marketing campaigns)

PHR   http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/

RBM – Roll Back Malaria  http://www.rbm.who.int/

SING Campaign http://annielennoxsing.com/

Behavior Change Communications - HIV/AIDS

VIP Gender =

Nutrition programs...

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