Humanitarian aid

 

American Friends Service Committee -- Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. www.afsc.org

International Rescue Committee -- Founded in 1933, the IRC is a leading nonsectarian, voluntary organization providing relief, protection and resettlement services for refugees and victims of oppression and violent conflict. www.theIRC.org

Madre -- International women's human rights organization demanding human rights for women and families. Women-led, women-run organization, dedicated to informing people in the US about the effects of US policies on communities around the world. MADRE resolved to build real alternatives to war and violence by supporting the priorities of our sister organizations and linking them to the needs of women and families in the US through a people-to-people exchange of direct relief and understanding. www.madre.org

Marin Interfaith Task Force -- Sponsors small-scale humanitarian aid projects in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Publishes a quarterly newsletter called Central America Report, sponsors events, and does legislative work. www.mitfamericas.org/

Oxfam International -- Confederation of twelve non-governmental organizations working together in more than 80 countries. Committed to developing lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice. Maintains a team targeting the World Bank and the IMF, with key advocacy staff in New York, Brussels and Geneva, working on issues related to the UN, the EU and the WTO respectively. www.oxfam.org.uk

Refugees International -- Priority concerns for action that RI advocates for:
Early warning. Monitor potential humanitarian crises and take preventive action. Protection. Secure the safety of refugees, displaced persons, and other people threatened by the crisis. Assistance. Meet the basic needs of people for food, water, shelter, clothing, and medical care. www.refintl.org/