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Disasters and humanitarian affairs

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Samaritan's Purse UK

Samaritan's Purse UK seeks to meet the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease and natural disaster worldwide through the delivery of practical, every-day items and necessities (and financial donations). The organisation additionally organises the annual campaign Operation...

Libyan Humanitarian and Relief Agency

The Libyan Humanitarian and Relief Agency provides disaster relief and humanitarian assistance.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Myanmar

The International Committe of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an independent organisation whose mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence, and to provide them with assistance. It directs and coordinates the international relief activities conducted by the...

Christian Aid - India

Christian Aid has worked in India for over 45 years, and today funds more than 175 projects through 64 local partner organisations. It works mainly with Dalits (formerly Untouchables); adivasis (indigenous people); disadvantaged women; child and bonded labourers; and communities living in...

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Disaster Relief

A considerable body of research exists on disaster and relief recommendations. We are drawing upon these to extract those components that are in-kind specific.

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2.1 Freight: Supply Chain Management

Global Hand recommends The Sphere Project's Minimum Standards (Sphere), where applicable to logistics and transportation.

Caritas Zambia

The mandate of Caritas Zambia is to foster the Social Ministry of the Catholic Church in Zambia. Inspired by Catholic Social Teaching and Gospel values, Caritas Zambia is committed to the promotion of human dignity through programmes that endeavour to uplift the poor and marginalised from their...

Caritas Internationalis - Libya

Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories. Caritas provides a beacon of hope for tens of millions of women, men and...

International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO)

International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO), an independent non-political organisation, offers a wide range of humanitarian services for people all over the world regardless of their race, or nationality. IICO provides assistance to the needy in social, economical, educational, medical, and...

CARE International - Belgium

CARE is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organisations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. With programmes in over 72 countries, CARE touches the lives of over 30 million of the world's...

World Food Programme (WFP) - Turkey

World Food Program (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. WFP uses its food to meet emergency needs and support economic and social development. It also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in...

World Vision - Hong Kong

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organisation working for the well being of all people, especially children. Through emergency relief, education, health care, economic development and by raising public awareness they seek to promote the situation of the needy and provide for their...

MAP International - Bolivia

Partners with the pharmaceutical industry to bring donated medicines and medical supplies to those in need, and continues to develop standards to encourage the ethical and efficient use of donated medicines.

Volunteer Center of Huntsville & Madison County

The Volunteer Center of Madison County was created in 1969 as a clearing-house to link new volunteers with non-profit organisations, annually recruiting, training and managing more than 10,000 volunteers. Their aim is to provide community solutions to community problems, supporting special events...

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is a faith-based organisation committed to providing aid in disaster areas, through funding or volunteer services.

Disaster Mental Health Institute-In progress

The mission of the Disaster Mental Health Institute is the promotion, development, and application of both practice and research in disaster mental health. Its' purpose is to research issues relating to disaster mental health and provide education for the benefit of those dealing with victims of...

Emercom Association

In 1994 Russian President Yeltsin created a new Russian Ministry called the Russian Federation's Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and the Elimination of the Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM). Emercom is Russia's emergency response team, designed to contain emergency situations that...

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Guide for Effective Aid - Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)

The South American branch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has prepared a set of guidelines to assist relief organisations in sending effective aid to support disasters. The guidelines advise on what a relief organisation should do immediately after a disaster. Also listed are items that...

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Good Practice Reviews from the Overseas Development Institute

Good Practice Reviews from the Overseas Development Institute offers a series of good practice publications directed toward the humanitarian field.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Sri Lanka

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It is present in 166 countries working with them on their own solutions to global and...