International Organizations

  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction is a UN body with a goal of building disaster resilient communities.
  • United Nations Economic and Social Council for the Asia and Pacific is the regional development arm of the United Nations for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • United Nations Development Programme is aimed at improving life of all across the globe. One of its stated goals is to cut poverty in half by 2015.
  • US Agency for International Aid is a government agency providing US economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide.
  • AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate response to emergency medical needs – and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs – for all people around the world, irrespective of race, creed or political persuasion.
  • Friends of WFP is a U.S.-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that focuses on building support in the United States for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief operations.
  • Telecom Sans Frontiers (TSF) provides emergency telecommunications services.
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organization, providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. The Emergency response units of Red Cross provide health, water and sanitation services and support major disaster operations with logistics, IT and telecommunications and relief.
  • The Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response Association, International (DERA) was founded in 1962 to assist communities worldwide in disaster preparedness, response and recovery, and to serve as a professional association linking professionals, volunteers, and organizations active in all phases of emergency preparedness and management.
  • CARE is a leading humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
  • Mission Statement: IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) is a registered Canadian non-profit organization, dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged people of the world through emergency relief and participatory development programs based on the Islamic principles of human dignity, self-reliance and social justice.


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