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Posts tagged "Humanitarian Aid"

The Norwegian newspaper VG (Verdens Gang – the run of the world) is currently producing a virtual human chain as a symbol for the refusal of violence and commiseration for the aggrieved party. 

 

933053 are already holding hands.

 

Be one of them.

 

Click on ‘Click here to strengthen the chain’ or ‘Klikk her for å styrke lenken’ and fill out the open spaces. 

Link here: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/oslobomben/lenke.php?start=262152 

This following list provides you some of the most important humanitarian aid organizations in the US. If you can spare a few bucks one time, why not check one of these following links and make a donation? After all, Donations to charity are tax deductible expenses!

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  • American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global network of 186 national societies, the Red Cross helps restore hope and dignity to the world’s most vulnerable people.An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it relies on donations of time, money, and blood to do its work.

Donate to the American Red Cross | Learn more | Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10


  • Doctors Without Borders

http://www.dwb.org/

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working in nearly 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. On any given day, more than 22,000 doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, administrators, and other qualified professionals working with MSF can be found providing medical care around the world.

Donate via Doctors Without Borders | Learn more


  • Mercy Corps (MC)

http://www.mercycorps.org/

Mercy Corps helps people turn the crises they confront into the opportunities they deserve. Driven by local needs, our programs provide communities in the world’s toughest places with the tools and support they need to transform their own lives. Our worldwide team in 36 countries is improving the lives of 19 million people.

Donate via Mercy Corps | Learn more 

  • Oxfam

http://www.oxfamamerica.org/

Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.

Donate via Oxfam | Learn more 


  • Refugees International

http://www.refintl.org/ 

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. Each year, Refugees International conducts 20 to 25 field missions to identify displaced people’s needs for basic services such as food, water, health care, housing, access to education and protection from harm.

Donate via Refugees International | Learn more


  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

http://www.unicef.org/

United Nations Children’s Fund was created by the United Nations General Assembly to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated. 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 1965. 

Donate via UNICEF | Learn more 

  • World Vision International

http://www.worldvision.org/

World Vision, founded in the USA in 1950, is a Christian relief and development organization whose stated goal is “to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.” World Vision is one of the largest relief and development organizations in the USA. It is a member and founding organization of World Vision International.

Donate via WORLD VISION | Learn more | Sponsor A Child 

sunnylass:

More than 11 million people across the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of food assistance and WFP needs your help to get it to them. Here are 10 things absolutely anyone can do to help us save lives.

1. Make an online donation
Over the coming weeks, WFP will feed more people across the Horn of Africa than live in Los Angeles. That’s a big job. Making a secure online donation is one of the best ways you can help us get it done. Donate now.

2. Donate by text message
Don’t have a credit card? No problem. If you live in the United States, Canada or the United Kingdom, you can also donate by text message. Here’s how:


  • For the US, text the word AID to this number: 27722 to donate $10.
  • For Canada, text the word RELIEF to this number: 45678 to donate $5.
  • For the UK, text the word AID to this number: 70303 to donate £3.

3. Take the quiz
How much do you know about what’s going on in the Horn of Africa? Find out by taking this short quiz. For every person who takes it, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor. Put your knowledge to the test and then challenge your friends! Take the quiz

4. Share this video
It’s less than one minute long and will give you a good idea of the situation in the Horn of Africa and what WFP is doing about it. After you’ve seen it make sure all of your friends see it as well. Watch the video

5. Stay current
Thousands of people are on the move across Somalia and WFP is rapidly scaling up its operations in the region. Keep track of developments at our crisis page, where you’ll find the latest news and updates plus photos, videos and stories from the field. Go to Crisis Page

6. Get social
The world needs to know about what’s going on in the Horn of Africa and that starts with your friends on Facebook, your followers on Twitter, your subscribers on YouTube etc. Join our online communities and share the message with your friends and followers. Facebook | Twitter | Youtube

7. Grab a banner
Are you a blogger? Go check out our collection of banners and then put one on your site. Make sure that the people who come to your blog know what it’s for. If you don’t write a blog yourself, send this link around to the bloggers you like to read and tell them what to do. Grab a banner

8. Get these ads published
Contact your local newspaper and ask them to publish one of our print ads. Make sure they know that you think this is one of most important stories in the news right now. See the print ads

9. Be creative
There are hundreds of things ordinary people can do to help our operations in the Horn of Africa. Taking up a collection at school or holding a neighbourhood fundraiser are just a few of things are supporters have done to help feed the hungry. If you need some inspiration, find out what 9-year-old Emily did last year to help people left homeless by flooding in Pakistan. Read the story

10. Keep us posted
We want to know what you’re doing to raise money and awareness to help us do our work. You can write to us at community@wfp.org, get in touch with us on Twitter at @WFP or post a comment on our Facebook page.

(via grasshopperines)

How much do you know about what’s going on in the Horn of Africa? Find out by taking this short quiz. For every person who takes it, a child will receive a warm meal thanks to an anonymous donor. Put your knowledge to the test and then challenge your friends!

About this blog:

Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises including natural disaster and man-made disaster. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. It may therefore be distinguished from development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency. [x]