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Solidarites

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SOLIDARITES is a humanitarian organisation which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or armed conflict. For over 20 years the association has concentrated its action on meeting three vital needs - water, food and shelter - by carrying out emergency programmes followed by reconstruction...

Direct Relief International

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Links medical resources in the U.S. with charitable health facilities worldwide. Works to improve quality of life for people in need, focusing on health - by providing essential material resources to locally run health programmes in developing countries and during times of disaster

TEAR Australia Inc.

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TEAR Australia Inc. supports the development and relief work of 94 partner organisations in 25 countries. TEAR Australia oversees the secondment of fieldworkers to partner organisations in the Third World, and runs Development Exposure Programmes, introducing participants to community development...

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Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI)

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Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI), operated under a grant from USAID and IBM, is a resource for the public, as well as US government agencies, foreign embassies and international corporations. The website provides guidelines for giving effective material donations to relief...

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships

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Joining Forces for Change: Demonstrating Innovation and Impact through UN-Business Partnerships, a publication by the UN Global Compact Office, presents a case for partnering with the UN in addition to listing case studies of successful UN-business partnerships. The partnerships presented in the...

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BOND Listing of Quality Standards, Codes and Inititatives

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BOND Listing of Quality Standards, Codes and Inititatives, produced by the British Overseas NGOs for Development (BOND), provides web links to approximately forty codes, frameworks, agreements and other documents relating to quality standards for NGOs.

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The politics of principle: the principles of humanitarian action in practice

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This report is the synthesis report of an independent study by ODI into humanitarian principles. In recent years there has been an outpouring of reflection on principles by humanitarian agencies, and attempts in several countries by groups of agencies to develop a more explicitly ‘principled’...

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Cash and vouchers in emergencies

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This paper is the final product of a three-year research project looking into when the option of giving people money instead of, or as well as, in-kind assistance is feasible and appropriate. A strong body of evidence is starting to emerge to indicate that providing people with cash or vouchers...

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Emergency Field Handbook: A Guide for UNICEF Staff

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The Emergency Field Handbook is structured around UNICEF’s Core Commitments for Children in Emergencies. These commitments outline the organisation’s role in providing protection and assistance to children and women. They make a clear distinction between life-saving interventions that should be...

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Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations

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Humanitarian Assistance in Disaster Situations - A Quick Guide for Effective Donations, a guidebook, is designed to assist donors and recipients to make decisions that will have the greatest long-term benefit to countries affected by natural or complex disasters.