China's Humanitarian Groups - May, 2004

Library information with a focus on China.

Library updated! This week, our library increased by 30%! We have uploaded new information with, on this occasion, a particular focus on China.

If you are at work in this area, we hope you’ll find the information helpful.

In the Library , you’ll see local contacts for organisations both large and small. Some may be organisations that are new to you. Some will be familiar, but you may find information on the local office contacts helpful. Examples include:

  • ActionAid – China
    This agency aims to work with poor and marginalised people to eradicate poverty by overcoming the injustice and inequity that cause it.
  • Beijing International Volunteers Association
    BIVA works with UNV (United Nations Volunteers) to support Chinese volunteers who would like to work either at home or abroad and also to encourage international volunteers to assist in the development of Central and Western China.
  • China Charity Federation
    China Charity Federation (CCF) is a nationwide non-governmental charity organisation whose purpose is"to uphold the spirit of humanitarianism and the Chinese traditional virtues of helping people in poverty or in trouble, help unfortunate individuals and groups of people and conduct various kinds of social relief work."It is the largest charitable organisation in Mainland China.
  • China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation
    CFPA is an NGO, engaged in managing domestic and overseas donated funds and materials. Programs/areas include water and livestock, terracing, rebuilding houses, rural education, rural technology training, women’s and children’s health, disaster relief and news service.
  • China Disabled Persons’ Federation
    The aims of the China Disabled Persons’ Federation are to promote humanitarianism, protect the human rights of persons with disabilities, ensure their equal participation in society, contribution to economic growth and social development as well as their equal share in the material and culture achievements of the society.
  • China NPO Information Network
    The aim of this network is to find information from international NPOs (Non Profit Organisations) for use by Chinese NPOs. They have developed several databases: research, organisations, law and policy, people, meetings, education, evaluation, sponsors. Their website includes an information centre and an online forum.
  • China Women Development Foundation
    CWDF, established in December 1988, is a China-wide non-profit social welfare organisation registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. CWDF actively participates in many social welfare activities including women education, training, poverty alleviation and disaster rescue.

Global Hand’s Yellow Pages provides access to over a million organisations involved in relief, development, micro enterprise and other parts of the humanitarian spectrum.

  • Chinese Association for NGO Cooperation
    CANGO’s mission is to create a strong, empowered network of Chinese NGOs to address poverty alleviation, environmental protection and social development in China’s poor, remote, and minority-inhabited areas.
  • Christian Action – China
    Christian Action is an international aid agency. In China, CA aims to serve the needs and promote the welfare of the poor and disadvantaged with particular emphasis upon displaced persons through education, vocational training, health, social services and recreation.
  • Development Organisation of Rural Sichuan in China
    Aims to alleviate poverty in rural Sichuan through community level projects formulated and implemented with the full participation of the people who will benefit from them.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – China
    FAO is an intergovernmental organisation, with 187 member countries, and was founded in 1945 with a mandate to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. This webpage lists the focus areas of the China branch of FAO.
  • Grameen Bank: Micro-credit in China
    This page details Grameen Bank USA’s partnership with Funding the Poor Cooperative (FPC), a China based microcredit institution.
  • Red Cross Society of China
    The main areas of activity of the Red Cross Society of China are: disaster preparedness&disaster relief; first aid and health services; community service (social welfare and social services); publicity and dissemination of humanitarian values; non-remunerative blood donation, Red Cross youth, Taiwan affairs (Red Cross activities in Taiwan), and international programmes.
  • Smile International
    Humanitarian Aid organisation care for widows and fatherless children and those affected by poverty and war in Africa, the Balkans and China.
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – China
    UNICEF is an international aid agency that works with communities and governments for the survival, development and protection of children worldwide. This webpage provides details on UNICEF’s operations in China, as well as contact details for the China office of UNICEF.
  • WHO (World Health Organisation) Representative in the People’s Republic of China
    WHO is a United Nations agency that aims to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services. Here are details for the China office of WHO.