International and Nongovernment Organizations
This appendix contains a partial list of IOs and NGOs. The inclusion of the list in this manual does not represent an official endorsement by the U.S. Army, DOD, or any U.S. Government agency.
ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (AED)
A-1. The AED meets social, economic, and environmental challenges through education and human resources development. It applies state-of-the-art education, training, research, technology, management, behavioral analysis, and social marketing techniques to solve problems. The AED improves knowledge and skills throughout the world as the most effective means of stimulating growth, reducing poverty, and promoting democratic and humanitarian ideals.
|Address:||1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009|
|Telephone:||(202) 884-8000, Facsimile (FAX): (202) 884-8400|
A-2. ACCION International fights poverty through microlending, providing loans and other financial services to poor and low-income people who start their own businesses. An international leader in the field, ACCION is an umbrella organization for a network of microfinance institutions in 13 Latin American countries and 8 U.S. cities.
|Address:||120 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA 02143|
|Telephone:||(617) 492-4930, FAX: (617) 876-9509|
AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL/VOLUNTEERS IN OVERSEAS COOPERATIVE ASSISTANCE (ACDI/VOCA)
A-3. ACDI/VOCA is an international development organization that provides high-quality technical expertise at the request of farmers, agricultural businesses, cooperatives, and private and government agencies abroad.
|Address:||50 F Street, NW, Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20001|
|Telephone:||(202) 383-4961, FAX: (202) 783-7204|
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER (ACTION INTERNATIONALE CONTRE LA FAIM [INTERNATIONAL ACTION AGAINST HUNGER, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA]) (AICF/USA)
A-4. The ultimate objective of all AICF/USA programs is to enable the beneficiaries to regain their autonomy and self-sufficiency. AICF/USA seeks to save lives by combatting hunger, disease, and crises that threaten the lives of men, women, and children in natural or man-made disasters.
|Address:||1 Catton Street, London WC1R 4AB, United Kingdom|
|Telephone:||44 171 831 58 58, FAX: 44 171 831 42 59|
A-5. ActionAid focuses on long-term development, tackling the root causes of poverty and working directly with communities to help them improve the quality of their lives. Projects may help improve access to clean water, sanitation, and health care facilities; develop education for children and adults; improve food supplies; or create ways to generate income.
ACTION INTERNATIONALE CONTRE LA FAIM (INTERNATIONAL ACTION AGAINST HUNGER) (AICF)
A-6. AICF promotes development efforts and provides emergency assistance in Africa, Asia, and Central Europe. It focuses its efforts on health, drinking water, and agriculture-based income-generation projects.
|Address:||1511 K Street, NW, Suite 1025, Washington, DC 20005|
ADVENTIST DEVELOPMENT AND RELIEF AGENCY (ADRA)
A-7. ADRA is an independent agency established by the Seventh-Day Adventist church to help in individual and community development and disaster relief. ADRA works in more than 100 countries around the world in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the South Pacific, and Central and South America.
|Address:||12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD 20904|
A-8. Advocacy Institute programs focus on creating policy change by strengthening democratic practices and civil society. Assistance ranges from helping community-based leaders in towns and cities throughout the United States craft effective messages, to working with NGO leaders from around the world to engage in advocacy.
|Address:||1707 L Street, NW Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036|
|Telephone:||(202) 659-8475, FAX: (202) 659-8484|
AFRICA-AMERICA INSTITUTE (AAI)
A-9. The mission of the AAI is to promote African development, primarily through education and training. AAI emphasizes using the long-established skills and resources of educators and facilitators to enhance the growth of trade, investment, and economic development in Africa.
|Address:||1625 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036|
|Telephone:||(202) 667-5636, FAX: (202) 265-6332|
A-10. Africare helps improve the quality of life in rural Africa in five primary areas: agriculture, water resource development, environmental management, health, and emergency humanitarian aid.
|Address:||Africare House, 440 R Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001|
AGA KHAN FOUNDATION (AKF)
A-11. AKF America promotes social development, primarily in low income countries of Asia and Africa, by funding programs in health, education, and rural development. Grantees and beneficiaries are selected without regard to race, religion, or political persuasion.
|Address:||1901 L Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036|
|Telephone:||(202) 293-2537, FAX: (202) 785-1752|
AID TO ARTISANS
A-12. Aid to Artisans offers assistance to artisans world-wide to foster artistic traditions, cultural vitality, and community well-being. Through training and collaboration in product development, production, and marketing, Aid to Artisans provides sustainable economic and social benefits for crafts people in an environmentally sensitive and culturally respectful manner.
|Address:||14 Brick Walk Lane, Farmington, CT 06032|
|Voice Mail:||(860) 677-1649, FAX: (860) 676-2170|
AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR VOLUNTARY INTERNATIONAL ACTION (INTERACTION)
A-13. InterAction works to coordinate and promote the activities of its members with U.S. Government organizations and IOs through consultation, discussion, coordination, planning, and joint action in common areas of concern.
|Address:||1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 801, Washington, DC 20036|
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (AFSC)
A-14. AFSC is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. The basis of its work is the belief in the worth of every person and the faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
|Address:||1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102|
|Telephone:||(215) 241-7000, FAX: (215) 241-7275|
AMERICAN JEWISH JOINT DISTRIBUTION COMMITTEE (JDC)
A-15. JDC is the overseas arm of the American Jewish community. It sponsors programs of relief, rescue, and reconstruction, fulfilling its commitment to the idea that all Jews are responsible for one another and that "to save one person is to save a world."
|Address:||711 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017|
AMERICAN JEWISH WORLD SERVICE (AJWS)
A-16. The Jewish Volunteer Corps (JVC) is a program of the AJWS that sends skilled Jewish men and women to volunteer in the fields of health, economic development, education, and agriculture projects throughout the developing world. AJWS is dedicated to providing nonsectarian HA and emergency relief to disadvantaged people in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, and Ukraine.
|Address:||989 Avenue of the Americas, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018|
AMERICAN NEAR EAST REFUGEE AID (ANERA)
A-17. ANERA seeks to reduce poverty and relieve suffering in the Middle East. ANERA formulates and implements social and economic development projects in cooperation with indigenous institutions. ANERA also provides relief in response to civilian emergencies.
|Address:||1522 K Street, NW, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20005|
A-18. ORT provides technological education to communities in industrialized countries like Argentina, France, India, Israel, Italy, Morocco, and South Africa. ORT offers instruction in such areas as agriculture, road maintenance, family health care, science, and technology development.
|Address:||817 Broadway, New York, NY 10003|
AMERICAN RED CROSS
A-19. The American Red Cross provides relief to disaster victims and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. It provides services that are consistent with its Congressional charter and the fundamental principles of the IFRC and Red Crescent Movement, of which it is a part.
|Address:||431 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006|
AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE (ARC)
A-20. The ARC works for the survival, health, and well-being of refugees, displaced persons, and those at risk. It seeks to enable those people to rebuild productive lives of dignity and purpose, striving always to respect the values of those served.
|Address:||2344 Nicollet Avenue South, Suite 350, Minneapolis, MN 55404|
|Telephone:||(612) 872-7060, FAX: (612) 872-4309|
AMIGOS DE LAS AMÉRICAS
A-21. Amigos de las Américas provides leadership development opportunities for young people; promotes community health in Latin America; and facilitates cross-cultural understanding for the people of the Americas.
|Address:||5618 Star Lane, Houston, TX 77057|
|Telephone:||(800) 231-7796, (713) 782-5290, FAX: (713) 782-9267|
ANANDA MARGA UNIVERSAL RELIEF TEAM (AMURT)
A-22. AMURT helps to improve the quality of life for the poor and underprivileged people of the world and to assist the victims of natural and man-made disasters. AMURT offers assistance that encourages and enables people to develop themselves, hence harnessing their own resources for securing the basic necessities of life and for gaining greater socioeconomic independence.
|Address:||7627 16th Street, NW, PO Box 56466, Washington, DC 20040|
|Telephone:||(202) 829-8676, FAX: (202) 829-0462|
A-23. AVSC International works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. AVSC provides technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. AVSC works in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.
|Address:||79 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016|
|Telephone:||(212) 561-8000, FAX: (212) 779-9489|
BAPTIST WORLD ALLIANCE (BWA)
A-24. The BWA provides fellowship, meets human needs, leads in evangelism, and works for justice. BWA defends the right of every man, woman, and child to exercise their freedom of religion. Baptists, from their earliest history, have suffered, fought for, and defended the religious freedom for all people. The BWA speaks to governments on behalf of Baptists in many parts of the world where individuals continually struggle to worship freely.
|Address:||6733 Curran Street, McLean, VA 22101|
|Telephone:||(703) 790-8980, FAX: (703) 893-5160|
BREAD FOR THE WORLD INSTITUTE (BFWI)
A-25. BFWI seeks justice for the world's hungry people by lobbying U.S. decision makers. BFWI members represent more than 40 denominations. Members contact their Congressional representatives on legislation that affects hungry people in the United States and worldwide. Thousands of local churches and community groups support BFWI with letters to Congress and with financial gifts. Some BFWI members meet locally to pray, study, and take action together.
|Address:||1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910|
|Telephone:||(301) 608-2400, (800) 82-BREAD, FAX: (301) 608-2401|
BRITISH REFUGEE COUNCIL
A-26. The British Refugee Council gives practical help to asylum seekers and refugees and advances their rights in the United Kingdom and abroad. The Council provides direct help to people seeking asylum in the United Kingdom, helping people at every level--from grassroots work with refugee community organizations to liaison with senior politicians.
|Address:||3 Bondway, London SW8 1SJ, United Kingdom|
|Telephone:||0171 820 3000, FAX: 0171 582 9929|
BROTHER'S BROTHER FOUNDATION
A-27. Brother's Brother Foundation distributes donated medical, educational, agricultural, and humanitarian response resources to people in need of them internationally.
|Address:||1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 3005, Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2341|
|Telephone:||(412) 321-3160, FAX: (412) 321-3325|
CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR REFUGEES
A-28. The Canadian Council for Refugees promotes the rights and protection of refugees in Canada and around the world, and encourages the settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada. Membership consists of organizations involved in the settlement, sponsorship, and protection of refugees and immigrants. The Council serves the networking, information-exchange, and advocacy needs of its membership.
|Address:||6839 Drolet #302, Montréal, Québec, Canada H2S 2T1|
|Telephone:||(514) 277-7223, FAX: (514) 277-1447|
CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CIDA)
A-29. CIDA provides development assistance programs to support sustainable development to reduce poverty and to contribute to a more secure, equitable and prosperous world.
|Address:||200 Promenade du Portage, Hull, Quebec, Canada K1A 0G4|
|Telephone:||(819) 997-6041, FAX: (819) 953-9453|
A-30. CARE helps the poor of the developing world to achieve social and economic well-being. It supports processes that create competence and lead to self-sustainment over time. CARE's task is to reach new standards of excellence in offering disaster relief, technical assistance, training, food, and other material resources and management in combinations appropriate to local needs and priorities. It also advocates public policies and programs that support these ends.
|Address:||Boulevard du Regent 58/10, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium|
CATHOLIC FUND FOR OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT (CAFOD)
A-31. CAFOD promotes human development and social justice in witness to Christian faith and Gospel values. CAFOD raises funds from within the Catholic community and beyond so that it can empower people in need--regardless of their race, gender, religion, or politics--to bring about change through development and relief programs overseas.
|Address:||Romero Close, Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9TY, United Kingdom|
|Telephone:||0171 733 7900, FAX: 0171 274 9630|
CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND COOPERATION (CIHC)
A-32. The CIHC focuses on health, human rights, and HA. It offers innovative approaches to foreign policy that may be more effective in many cases than conventional military, economic, and geopolitical solutions. CIHC provides direct health-care in crises. It organizes medical relief and HA through local channels, alone or in cooperation with other international agencies, and sponsors rehabilitation and essential data-retrieval projects.
CENTER FOR VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION
A-33. The focus of the Center is on the organization and management of voluntary agencies and NGOs and the implications for social and public policy. The Center attempts to develop usable theory by working together with agencies in the resolution of current problems.
|Address:||Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, United Kingdom|
|Telephone:||0171 955 7205/7375, FAX: 0171-955-6039|
CENTER FOR CONCERN
A-34. The Center of Concern works with international networks promoting social analysis, theological reflection, policy analysis, political advocacy, research and public education on issues of global development, peace, and social justice.
|Address:||1225 Otis Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017|
|Telephone:||(202) 635-2757, FAX: (202) 832-9494|
CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND POPULATION ACTIVITIES (CEDPA)
A-35. The CEDPA is a women-focused nonprofit IO founded in 1975. CEDPA seeks to empower women at all levels of society to be full partners in development. Empowerment strategies include building the capacities of development institutions and networks, mobilizing women's participation at the policy level, linking reproductive health services and women's empowerment, and making youth an integral part of the development agenda. All CEDPA activities promote gender equity.
|Address:||1400 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036|
|Telephone:||(202) 667-1142, FAX: (202) 332-4496|
CHARITIES AID FOUNDATION (CAF)
A-36. CAF provides services to nearly 300,000 private individuals and many of Britain's largest companies. It processes donations to charities, large and small, and assists them in many other ways. CAF hosts CharityNet, a major Internet site for and about the voluntary sector. CAF commissions and publishes statistics and information for the sector and organizes conferences and seminars.
|Address:||Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA, United Kingdom|
|Telephone:||44 0 1732 520000, FAX: 44 (0)1732 520001|
CHILD HEALTH FOUNDATION (CHF)
A-37. CHF supports the development of practical, low-cost methods to prevent and treat the most common causes of illness or death for children in all parts of the world. CHF supports clinical research, continuing medical education of health care professionals, and public education and outreach.
|Address:||10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Century Plaza, Suite 325, Columbia, MD 21044|
|Telephone:||(410) 992-5512, (301) 596-4514, FAX: (410) 992-5641|
A-38. Childreach, the U.S. member of PLAN International, is a global, child-focused development organization that links caring people in the United States with needy children and their families in emerging countries. Overseas programs are implemented by PLAN International and are strengthened by global education in the United States. Childreach seeks a world where all children realize their full potential in societies that respect people's rights and dignity.
|Address:||155 Plan Way, Warwick, RI 02886-1099|
|Telephone:||(401) 738-5600, FAX: (401) 738-5608|
A-39. Christian Aid provides assistance to about 500 evangelistic ministries based in 122 "mission field" countries overseas. Millions of foreign nationals visit the United States and Canada every year. The goal of Christian Aid is to reach those visitors while they are away from home and to lead them to spiritual maturity in Christ.
|Address:||3045 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903|
CHRISTIAN CHILDREN'S FUND
A-40. The Christian Children's Fund helps children from every hemisphere to overcome the ravages of war, natural disasters, and disease.
|Address:||2821 Emerywood Parkway, Box 26484, Richmond, VA 23261-5066|
CHRISTIAN REFORMED WORLD RELIEF COMMITTEE (CRWRC)
A-41. The CRWRC is a relief, development, and educational ministry supported by the Christian Reformed Church in North America. CRWRC supports 30 staff and many programs in North America and more than 30 countries around the world, working with people and their communities to create permanent, positive change in Christ's name.
|Telephone:||(616) 224-0740 or (800) 552-7972 US; (905) 336-2920 or (800) 730-3490 Canada|
CHURCH WORLD SERVICE (CWS)
A-42. CWS meets basic needs of people in peril, working for justice and dignity with the poor and vulnerable; promoting peace and understanding among people of different faiths, races, and nations; and affirming the diversity and integrity of God's creation.
|Address:||28606 Phillips Street, PO Box 968, Elkhart, IN 46515|
|Telephone:||(800) 297-1516, FAX: (219) 262-0966|
CITIZENS DEMOCRACY CORPS (CDC)
A-43. The CDC supports and develops hundreds of small and medium-sized businesses in Central and Eastern Europe and in Russia. The CDC assists in the growth of market economies and a variety of stabilizing, democratic institutions. It provides new market opportunities and jobs for companies and citizens in the region.
|Address:||1400 I Street, NW, Suite 1125, Washington, DC 20005|
|Telephone:||(800) 394-1945, FAX: (202) 872-0923|
CITIZENS NETWORK FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (CNFA)
A-44. CNFA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to stimulating international economic growth in developing and emerging world markets. CNFA builds partnerships between the public and private sectors to foster sustainable development and to create market-oriented, economically viable enterprises where none or few existed before.
|Address:||1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036|
|Telephone:||(202) 296-3920, FAX: (202) 296-3948|
COMMUNITY AID ABROAD
A-45. Community Aid Abroad is an independent Australian organization. Secular and voluntary-based, it brings together people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures to build a fairer world. Community Aid Abroad merged with the Australian Freedom From Hunger Campaign in 1992. The combined organization is the Australian member of Oxfam International. The organization engages in foreign aid aimed at social justice on a global scale.
|Address:||156 George Street, Fitzroy Vic 3065, Australia|
|Telephone:||61 (0) 3 9289 9444, (800) 034 034|
A-46. The main objective of Concern America is to provide training, technical assistance, and material support to community-based programs in developing countries. The programs emphasize training of community members to impart skills and knowledge that remain with the community. A special collaborative arrangement exists with Concern Universal, based in England. Concern America is completely distinct from Concern Worldwide, USA, although both organizations share common roots.
|Address:||PO Box 1790, 2024 North Broadway Street, Suite 104, Santa Ana, CA 92702-1790|
|Telephone:||(714) 953-8575, FAX: (714) 953-1242|
CONCERN WORLDWIDE, LIMITED
A-47. Concern Worldwide, Limited, provides humanitarian relief and development assistance to disaster-afflicted people and to the "poorest of the poor"--those whose vulnerability is due to inadequate income, education, and access to power.
|Address:||Camden Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland|
A-48. Counterpart International is a nonprofit, international human-development organization founded in 1965 as the Foundation for the Peoples of the South Pacific. Implementing NGO capacity-building programs, Counterpart has developed replicable models for diverse local environments. Their South Pacific experience has demonstrated that NGO institution-building requires an evolving relationship between the United States and local partners--from mentor, to partner, to resource. Throughout this process, the transfer of knowledge and skills to local partners requires complementary adaptation to cultural attitudes and practices.
|Address:||1200 18th Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20036-2561|
|Telephone:||(202) 296-9676, FAX: (202) 296-9679|
EMERGENCY HUMANITARIAN ACTION (EHA)
A-49. EHA supports and enables national and international agencies working in the frontline of disasters and emergencies, and in postcrises rehabilitation to apply the best health practices in preparing for, assessing, implementing, and evaluating the impact of humanitarian health assistance. Furthermore, in accordance with the World Health Organization Plan of Action on Violence, EHA strengthens the capacity of countries in safety promotion and injury control. In discharging its mission, EHA is dedicated to the fundamental principles of partnership, collaboration, and coordination.
|Address:||Avenue Appia 20, CH-1211, Geneva 27, Switzerland|
|Telephone:||(41 22) 791 21 11, FAX: (41 22) 791 07 46 / 791 48 44|
EUROPEAN COMMUNITY HUMANITARIAN OFFICE
A-50. The European Community Humanitarian Office oversees the implementation of European Community humanitarian aid. It deals primarily with general guidelines and coordination issues, as well as any general or specific issues on community aid in the humanitarian field.
FAMILY TO FAMILY
A-51. Family to Family helps tear down walls of stereotypes, suspicion, and confusion. Participants "adopt" a family in the former Soviet Bloc and periodically send small care packages of nonperishable foods. Both families exchange letters, build friendships, and learn about each other's lives and culture.
|Address:||325 Queens Avenue, London, Ontario, Canada N6B 1X2 TTY|
|Voice Mail:||(519) 432-2211, FAX: (519) 432-1106|
INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS
A-52. The ICRC is an independent, impartial organization that has an exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to assist them. The ICRC directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the movement in situations of conflict. It also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the IFRC and Red Crescent Movement.
|Address:||801, Second Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017-4706|
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CROSS CRESENT SOCIETIES
A-53. The IFRC and Red Crescent Societies is an international humanitarian organization with a unique worldwide network. The IFRC exists to improve the situation of the world's most vulnerable people. It provides assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class, or political opinions.
|Address:||PO Box 372, CH-1211 Geneva 19, Switzerland|
|Telephone:||(41 22) 730 42 22, FAX: (41 22) 733 03 95,
Telex: 412 133 FRC CH
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS (IMC)
A-54. In war-torn and impoverished regions worldwide, IMC saves lives and relieves suffering while providing the critical knowledge and skills to help people help themselves and to foster self-reliance. Responding rapidly to crisis situations, IMC offers emergency medical and health care assistance to people at highest risk, while training local counterparts to provide these services themselves. By keeping vital health systems going during times of crisis, IMC prevents emergencies from escalating and builds a foundation for future peace and stability.
|Address:||11500 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite 506, Los Angeles, CA 90064|
|Telephone:||(310) 826-7800, FAX: (310) 442-6622|
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)
A-55. The IOM provides technical assistance and advisory services to promote the orderly transfer of refugees, displaced persons, and other individuals compelled to leave their homeland. It also assists nationals who desire to migrate to countries where they may achieve independence through their employment, while advancing the economic, social, and cultural conditions of the receiving countries.
|Address:||17 route des Morillons, Case postale 71, CH-1211, Geneva, Switzerland|
INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE (IRC)
A-56. The IRC is committed to freedom, human dignity, and self-reliance in programs for resettlement assistance, global emergency relief, refugee rehabilitation and advocacy, relief, protection, and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict.
|Address:||122 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10168|
A-57. Irish Aid provides long-term and emergency support to developing countries, working in partnership with governments and communities in the developing world in their attempts to alleviate poverty through helping them meet basic needs and through strengthening their capacity to help themselves. It also has a special focus on the fostering of human rights and democracy.
|Address:||76-78 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2, Ireland|
|Telephone:||01 478 0822, FAX: 01 478 0952|
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF (LWR)
A-58. LWR supports the poor and oppressed of less-developed countries in their efforts to meet basic human needs and to participate with dignity and equity in the life of their communities; and to alleviate human suffering resulting from natural disaster, war, social conflict, or poverty.
|Address:||390 Park Avenue S, New York, NY 10016|
MEDECINS SANS FRONTIERES
A-59. Medecins Sans Frontieres, translated as Doctors Without Borders, offers emergency medical assistance wherever manmade or natural disasters occur, independently of all states, institutions, and political, economic, and religious influences.
|Address:||30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 5425, New York, NY 10112|
MENNONITE CENTRAL COMMITTEE
A-60. Mennonite Central Committee is involved in food relief, agriculture, health, education, and social services. Volunteers serve in Canada and the United States in programs that assist people with mental illness and disabilities, in job creation, with refugees, in peace-related activities and in the area of crime, including services to offenders and in the area of mediation of offenses.
|Address:||21 South 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500|
A-61. Oxfam America promotes self-reliant efforts that help people supply more of their own food. It also helps poor people gain control over resources and decisions that affect their lives. Oxfam America provides emergency relief and conducts development education programs in the United States.
|Address:||26 West Street, Boston, MA 02111|
REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL (RI)
A-62. RI provides early warning in crises of mass exodus. The RI also serves as an advocate for refugees. Since 1990, RI has moved from its original focus on Indo-Chinese refugees to refugee crises worldwide.
|Address:||21 Dupont Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20036|
SAINT DAVIDS'S RELIEF FOUNDATION
A-63. Saint David's Relief Foundation provides tangible humanitarian aid to the people of Bosnia and assists in reconstruction. The foundation works with the Franciscan Friars of Bosnia and recognized NGOs from other nations, as well as assisting local relief agencies. It is multidenominational and nonpartisan in its relief. The aid is distributed in areas of need without regard to race, ethnic, national, or religious persuasion. The foundation provides evidence to the people of Bosnia that they have not been forgotten or forsaken.
|Address:||10382 Miller Road, Dallas, TX 75238|
|Telephone:||(800) 618-9789, FAX: (214) 613-4005|
SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND (UNITED KINGDOM) (SCF[UK])
A-64. SCF (UK) works to ensure that children are the first to receive relief in time of distress and are protected against every form of exploitation. Emphasis is on early childhood development, primary and nonformal education, and care for children in especially difficult circumstances, but not necessarily only those among the poorest.
|Address:||17 Grove Lane, London SE5 8RD, United Kingdom|
SAVE THE CHILDREN FUND (UNITED STATES) (SCF[US])
A-65. SCF (US) is a relief and development organization dedicated to improving the lives and futures of needy children and their families. It was founded in 1932 to help destitute Appalachian families during the Great Depression. From preventive health care to early childhood education, from relief and rehabilitation to economic development, SCF programs promote self-sufficiency and self-determination so that positive changes become permanent improvements for needy children and their families.
A-66. Trócaire (from Old Irish word meaning "mercy") is a Catholic agency for world development. Trócaire focuses on the needs and problems of developing countries and on issues involving justice. The agency has two main aims: to help needy people in developing countries and to make Irish people more aware of those needs and their duty toward them.
|Address:||169 Booterstown Avenue, Dublin, Republic of Ireland|
UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
A-67. UNICEF protects children's rights, helps children meet their basic needs, and expands opportunities for children to reach their full potential. Guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UNICEF strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behavior toward children.
|Address:||UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017|
|Telephone:||(212) 326-7000, Switchboard UNICEF House: 824-6000, FAX: 887-7465, 887-7454|
UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
A-68. The functions of emergency relief coordinators are in three core areas: policy development and coordination in support of the Secretary-General in humanitarian issues, advocacy of humanitarian issues with political organs, and coordination of humanitarian emergency response.
|Address:||Palais des Nations, 1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland|
|Telephone:||(41 22) 917.1234, TeleFAX: (41 22) 917.0023|
A-69. World Concern works as a funding and resource agency for relief, rehabilitation, and development. It enables aid recipients in developing countries to achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence and to form partnerships between Christian churches in North America and churches in less-developed countries. World Concern works in three regions: Asia (including the former Soviet Union), Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean (Haiti).
|Address:||19303 Fremont Avenue, North, Seattle, WA 98133|
WORLD VISION RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (WVRD)
A-70. WVRD fights poverty, hunger, and homelessness through volunteer programs, such as the Student Mentoring Initiative and the Love for Children program.
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