International Humanitarian Resources
When disaster strikes Action Aid can respond within hours providing food, shelter and basic necessities.
They work with over 26 million people in more than 40 countries.
American Red Cross National Headquarters
The ARC is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster
relief and education inside the United States.
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate
response to emergency medical needs globally.
British Red Cross
The BRC is a volunteer –led humanitarian organization that helps people in crisis, whoever and
wherever they are. They enable vulnerable people at home and abroad to prepare for and respond to
emergencies in their own communities.
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation National Headquarters
The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation ‘s unique approach to disaster relief includes delivering cash aid and
emergency relief supplies directly into the hands of disaster survivors.
Canadian Red Cross Society
The CRC has over 130,000 volunteers, serving Canada and abroad. The focus on Emergency Response,
first aid, water safety training, community health and family reunification.
Caritas Australia supports emergency aid and grassroots programs in over 200 countries and territories,
using local church structures to deliver relief (food, water, medicine, shelter) to people in need.
Crossroads Christian Communications, Inc.
Emergency Response and Development Fund
This agency’s response to disaster, war, and poverty is both short-term emergency response and longer-
term development projects.
Disaster Action offers support and information for the bereaved and survivors of major disasters that
occur in the UK and abroad.
Family Assistance Foundation
The mission of the foundation is to support and improve business and industry responses to
emergencies and disasters. They take a unique approach in helping organizations successfully meet
survivors’ (customers, affected families, employees, any member of the public impacted) needs by
coordinating and mobilizing resources during the acute phase of a crisis and beyond.
Global Aid Network Canada (GAIN)
GAIN is ready to mobilize resources and respond quickly with needed emergency humanitarian aid,
providing food, clothing, shelter, medical and counseling services in the face of trauma.
Global Relief is a South African humanitarian organization sending teams of professional volunteers to
major disaster areas around the world.
Hands Around the World
HATW seeks to help vulnerable children around the world, encouraging enthusiastic and well-prepared
short-term volunteers to offer practical help, skill-sharing, support, and friendship.
The International Society for Prevention of
Child Abuse and Neglect (IPSCAN)
IPSCANN is a multidisciplinary international organization, bringing together a worldwide cross-section of
committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
Mercy Corps is a global aid agency engaged in transitional environments that have experienced natural
disaster, economic collapse, or conflict.
New World Hope Organization
NWHO works at the local, national and international levels through collaboration and partnerships
with individuals, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), intergovernmental organizations (IGOs),
governments, foundations, agencies, and institutions on environment and humanitarian issues.
Plan is a global organization working in 50 developing countries to promote children’s rights and lift
millions of children out of poverty.
This agency provides emergency assistance by selecting, training, and sending competent and
committed personnel to humanitarian relief programs worldwide.
The Salvation Army National Headquarters
The Salvation Army is one of the world’s largest providers of social aid, operating in 124 different
countries, providing services in 175 different languages.
A unique, internet portal dedicated exclusively to charities, volunteers and activist causes.
World Vision UK
World Vision can respond to any disaster within 24 to 72 hours. They implement programs of
emergency relief, education, healthcare, economic development, and promotion of justice globally.
Resources Aimed at the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (RAPCAN)
RAPCAN’s work is focused on the prevention of child victimization and offending, and the promotion of
Asian Disaster & Reduction Response Network (ADRRN)
This is a group of 35 members (NGOs) from 15 countries across the Asia-Pacific region. Their goal is to
promote coordination, information sharing, and collaboration among NGOs and other stakeholders for
effective and efficient disaster reduction and response.
Crisis Response Network
The purpose of the CRN is to bring together individuals (local and expatriate) interested in responding to
the emotional aftermath of community-wide crises and disaster.
Singapore American Community Action Council (SACAC)
SACAC is dedicated to serving the local and expatriate community. They have a wide variety of services,
including psychological counseling, workshops, health library, community groups, and more.
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)
The NSPCC is the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers to safeguard children at risk of abuse.
Brazilian Red Cross
The BRC is part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, providing
emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education in South America.
Community Child Abuse Council
This agency is working to reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse and to promote the safe and
healthy development of children. They offer assessment and treatment programs.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
To Children (American SPCC)
This agency’s mission is to expose the epidemic of child abuse and neglect through education,
partnership, and national visibility.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
National VOAD is a coalition of the major national voluntary organizations in the United States that have
made disaster-related work a priority. NVOAD member agencies provide skilled direct services along
the continuum, from disaster prevention and preparation to response, recovery, and mitigation.
Prevent Child Abuse America
PCA America builds awareness by providing education and inspiring hope to everyone involved in the
effort to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children. They provide leadership at both the
national and local levels.