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Development and Peace

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Founded by the Canadian Catholic Church, this agency finances projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, providing both disaster and emergency aid, plus funding for development projects run by local groups in these areas.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Canada provides medical and logistical expertise, and personnel for a number of field operations across the globe, especially in countries where no medical infrastructure exists or where existing ones cannot cope. MSF Canada directly responds to public health...

BBC World Service Trust

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The BBC World Service Trust is the BBC's international charity. We use media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights, thereby enabling people to build better lives. We work in over 40 countries to achieve development goals by focusing on issues related to education, emergency...

NGOabroad

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NGOabroad is a volunteer-matching service which helps individuals identify volunteer and service opportunities around the world. NGOabroad charges a fee for the service and applicants provide biographical details to help secure appropriate recommendations.

International Medical Corps UK

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International Medical Corps UK (IMC UK) is a global organisation that responds to emergencies and humanitarian disasters worldwide by providing health care and training to health care workers in affected communities in more than 25 countries. IMC UK also helps to develop sustainable projects for...

Association of Volunteers in International Service - AVSI

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The mission of the Association of Volunteers in International Service (AVSI) is to support human development in developing countries with special attention to education and promotion of the global dignity of every person. AVSI's goals include equipping people to live in crisis situations worldwide,...

Ehsaas

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Ehsaas is an organisation that is involved in disaster relief work. Ehsaas provides basic food, shelter, medical aid and other items for survivors and relies on donations to operate.

Midland International Aid Trust UK

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Midland International Aid Trust (MIAT) is a UK-based non-governmental organisation which provides relief goods including shelters, uniforms, books and food stuffs to many of the world's worst disaster areas. MIAT also extends help in health and education sectors to disaster prone areas across the...

HOPE Worldwide Afghanistan

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HOPE worldwide Afghanistan works to improve the health and education amongst men, women and children, primarily through the establishment and support of health and education facilities.

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Preparing employees to be disaster-ready volunteers - a guide to building an effective volunteer training program

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This guide provides an overview of key issues for companies to consider when establishing a program to train and deploy employee volunteers to expedite disaster relief. They include: • Engaging employees • Establishing relationships with relief agencies • Tapping skilled volunteers •...