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Caritas Internationalis



Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service

organisations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200

countries and territories.



Catholic Relief Services (CRS - USCC)



Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to

assist the poor and disadvantaged outside the country. Working through local offices and an

extensive network of partners, CRS operates on 5 continents and in over 90 countries. They aid

the poor by first providing direct assistance where needed, then encouraging these people to help

with their own development. Together, this fosters secure, productive, just communities that

enable people to realize their potential.



Doctors Without Borders



Doctors Without Borders delivers medical help to populations endangered by war, civil strife,

epidemics or natural disasters. Each year over 2,000 volunteer doctors representing 45

nationalities work worldwide in front-line hospitals, refugee camps, disaster sites, towns and

villages providing primary health care, performing surgery, vaccinating children, operating

emergency nutrition and sanitation programs and training local medical staff.



Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)



Independently funded organization based in Dublin, Ireland UK. Works to improve the

effectiveness of emergency food and nutrition interventions by providing a means of information

exchange between field staff, humanitarian institutions, academics and researchers.



Food For The Hungry International (FHI)



Food For The Hungry is an international relief and development organization of Christian

motivation, committed to working with poor people to overcome hunger and poverty through

integrated self-development and relief programs.



Hunger Plus, Inc.



Not-for-profit relief agency that provides food and related supplies for emergency use. Partners

with individuals, NGOs, government agencies, church and civic groups. Projects in self

sufficiency focus on food preservation, agriculture, water, health, education, housing and







InterAction is a coalition of over 150 US-based non-profit organizations which are usually the

first to respond to a crisis. InterAction coordinates and promotes relief aid programs. With more

than 160 members operating in every developing country, they work to overcome poverty,

exclusion and suffering by advancing social justice and basic dignity for all.



International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)



The ICRC, independent of all governments and international organizations, endeavors to promote

international humanitarian law and the fundamental human values underlying that law. The ICRC

was founded by Geneva citizens in 1863 and has its headquarters in Geneva.



International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)



The IFRC is one part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which

comprises National Red Cross or Red Crescent Societies, the International Federation of Red

Cross and Red Crescent Societies (the Federation), and the ICRC. The IFRC is the permanent

liaison body of the National Societies and acts as their representative internationally. It organizes

and coordinates international disaster response in support of the actions of the affected National

Societies, encourages the creation of new National Societies and assists them in developing their

structures and programs. The IFRC Secretariat in Geneva is staffed by more than 245 people of

some 30 different nationalities.



International Organization for Migration (IOM)



The IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and

society. As an intergovernmental body, IOM acts with its partners in the international community

to: Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration; Advance understanding of

migration issues; Encourage social and economic development through migration; Uphold the

human dignity and well-being of migrants.



International Rescue Committee (IRC)



Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is the voluntary organization involved in

resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, rehabilitation, and advocacy for refugees. The

IRC delivers lifesaving aid in emergencies, rebuilds shattered communities, cares for wartraumatized

children, rehabilitates health care, water and sanitation systems, reunites separated

families, restores lost livelihoods, establishes schools, trains teachers, strengthens the capacity of

local organizations and supports civil society and good-governance initiatives. For refugees

afforded sanctuary in the United States, IRC offices across the country provide a range of

assistance aimed at helping new arrivals get settled, adjust and acquire the skills to become selfsufficient.

Committed to restoring dignity and self-reliance, the IRC is a global symbol of hope

and renewal for those who have taken flight in search of freedom.



Lutheran World Federation



Specializing in emergency relief linked to disaster preparedness (risk management) and

sustainable development.



Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)



Relief and development arm of the North American Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.

MCC sends people, food and material goods to communities recovering from war and natural




Mercy Corps (MC)



Nonprofit organization providing emergency relief and supporting development programs in

agriculture, economic development, health, housing and infrastructure, and strengthening local




Overseas Development Institute (ODI)



Independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues.






Oxfam is a development and relief agency working to end poverty. Oxfam International is a

confederation of 12 organizations working together with over 3,000 partners in more than 100

countries to find lasting solutions to poverty, suffering and injustice.



Refugees International



Refugees International generates lifesaving humanitarian assistance and protection for displaced

people around the world and works to end the conditions that create displacement. Refugees

International advocates for refugees through diplomacy and the press.



Relief International



Founded in 1990, Relief International provides emergency, rehabilitation and development

services that empower beneficiaries in the process. RI’s programs include health, shelter

construction, education, community development, agriculture, food, income-generation, and

conflict resolution.



Save the Children



Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating real and lasting change for

children in need in the United States and around the world. It is a member of the International

Save the Children Alliance, comprising 27 national Save the Children organizations working in

more than 100 countries to ensure the well-being of children. Save the Children responds to any

emergency that puts at great risk the survival, protection, and well-being of significant numbers

of children, where addressing the needs and well-being of those children is beyond the indigenous

coping capacity, and where Save the Children is able to mobilize the financial and human

resources to take urgent action on their behalf.



The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)



OFDA is the office within USAID responsible for providing non-food humanitarian assistance in

response to international crises and disasters. Responsible for facilitating and coordinating U.S.

Government emergency assistance overseas and to provide humanitarian assistance to save lives,

alleviate human suffering, and reduce the social and economic impact of natural and man-made

disasters worldwide.



United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)



While working to ensure the survival, protection and development of children and advocating a

high priority for them in the allocation of resources at all times, UNICEF continues to give relief

and rehabilitation assistance in emergencies. The agency was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in




United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)



The UNHCR provides protection and assistance to the world's refugees. Today, the UNHCR is

one of the world's principal humanitarian agencies, with headquarters in Geneva, and offices in

some 115 countries. More than 80 percent of UNHCR's 5,000-member staff work in the field,

often in isolated, dangerous and difficult conditions. The UNHCR has twice been awarded the

Nobel Peace Prize for its work.



United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)



OCHA is mandated to mobilize and coordinate the collective efforts of the international

community, in particular those of the UN system, to meet in a coherent and timely manner the

needs of those exposed to human suffering and material destruction in disasters and emergencies.



US Committee for Refugees (USCR)



Provides aid and resources for refugees worldwide..



World Vision International



World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children

and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty.

In addition to these resources, ReliefWeb (http://www.reliefweb.int/) provides a comprehensive