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Caritas Internationalis - Indonesia

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Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations in over 200 countries and territories. Caritas provides a beacon of hope for tens of millions of women, men and children in times of hardship, and contributes to the development of social...

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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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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Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace

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Enabling Corporate Investment in Peace: An Assessment of Voluntary Initiatives Addressing Business and Violent Conflict, and a Framework for Policy Decision-making, a briefing for corporate decision makers, reviews the provisions of voluntary codes, guidelines and initiatives that address the...

Oxfam

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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...

Australian Red Cross

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The Australian Red Cross (ARC) is one of the 181 members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and works to improve the lives of vulnerable people in Australia and internationally. Their mission is to be a leading humanitarian organisation in Australia, improving...

Queen Elizabeth House - Oxford Department of International Development

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Queen Elizabeth House is the University of Oxford’s centre for Development Studies, and the focus for the University’s research and teaching on these issues. Their objective is to conduct high level research which advances understanding of the complex economic, social and political processes of...

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

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The American Friends Service Committee carries out service, development, social justice, and peace programmes throughout the world. In collaboration with local communities and neighborhoods, AFSC’s programs foster understanding and reconciliation, promote economic development and food security,...

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The use of private security providers and services in humanitarian operations

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A 2008 global survey of aid organisations conducted for this research revealed that the contracting of certain security functions to external professionals has become increasingly common among humanitarian operations worldwide. This trend has followed both the rise in aid worker violence and the...

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Principles of International Charity

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The Principles of International Charity were devised by US charities in response to an invitation from the US Treasury to propose ways of safeguarding charitable funds from diversion to terrorist uses. Eight broad principles have been identified to assist charities in developing their own...