HUMANITARIAN
NGOs




HUMANITARIAN NGO

HUMANITARIAN AID

HUMANITARIANISM

INTERNATIONAL NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION

HUMANITARIAN NGO LINKS



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HUMANITARIAN




1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people.

2. of or pertaining to ethical or theological humanitarianism.

3. pertaining to the saving of human lives or to the alleviation of suffering:
"a humanitarian crisis."

4. a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare and social reforms,
as a philanthropist.

5. a person who professes ethical or theological humanitarianism.



HUMANITARIAN
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/humanitarian



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HUMANITARIAN
AID




Humanitarian aid is material or logistical assistance provided for
humanitarian purposes, typically in response to humanitarian crises
including natural disaster and man-made disaster. The primary
objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering,
and maintain human dignity. It may therefore be distinguished from
development aid, which seeks to address the underlying socioeconomic
factors which may have led to a crisis or emergency.



Humanitarian aid
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanitarian_aid



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HUMANITARIANISM




In its most general form, humanitarianism is an ethic of kindness,
benevolence, and sympathy extended universally and impartially to
all human beings. Humanitarianism has been an evolving concept
historically but universality is a common element in its evolution.

No distinction is to be made in the face of suffering or abuse on
grounds of gender, sexual orientation, tribe, caste, age, religion,
or nationality.

Humanitarianism can also be described as the acceptance of every
human being for plainly just being another human, ignoring and
abolishing biased social views, prejudice, and racism in the
process, if utilized individually as a practiced viewpoint, or
mindset.



Humanitarianism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humanitarian



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INTERNATIONAL
NONGOVERNMENTAL
ORGANIZATION




The World Bank defines a non-governmental organization (NGO) as
"private organizations that pursue activities to relieve suffering,
promote the interests of the poor, protect the environment, provide
basic social services, or undertake community development".

An international non-governmental organization (INGO) has the same
mission as a non-governmental organization (NGO), but it is
international in scope and has outposts around the world to deal
with specific issues in many countries.

Both terms, NGO and INGO, should be differentiated from intergovernmental
organizations (IGOs), which describes groups such as the United Nations
or the International Labour Organization. An INGO may be founded by
private philanthropy, such as the Carnegie, Rockefeller, Gates and Ford
Foundations, or as an adjunct to existing international organizations,
such as the Catholic or Lutheran churches. A surge in the founding of
development INGOs occurred during World War II, some of which would later
become the large development INGOs like Oxfam, Catholic Relief Services,
CARE International, and Lutheran World Relief.

International Non-governmental Organizations can further be defined by
their primary purpose. Some INGOs are operational, meaning that their
primary purpose is to foster the community based organizations within
each country via different projects and operations. Some INGOs are
advocacy-based, meaning that their primary purpose is to influence the
policy-making of different countries’ governments regarding certain
issues or promote the awareness of a certain issue. Many of the large
INGOs have components of both operational projects and advocacy
initiatives working together within individual countries.



International nongovernmental organization
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_NGO



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HUMANITARIAN
NGO
LINKS




Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance
http://www.alnap.org/

Advanced Training in Humanitarian Action ATHA
http://www.atha.se

Africa Partner Country Network APCN
http://community.apan.org/apcn/default.aspx/

Alert Net
http://www.alertnet.org/

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org/

CARE International
http://www.care.org/

The Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM)
http://www.cdham.org

Centre for Safety and Development
http://www.centreforsafety.org

Charity Navigator
http://charitynavigator.org/

The Complex Emergency Database
http://www.cedat.be

Exploring Barriers to Coordination between Humanitarian NGOs
http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/kanzhao/pub/JISSC2011.pdf

Give Well
http://www.givewell.org/

Humanitarian Action
http://www.interaction.org/work/humanitarian

Humanitarian and Human Rights Organizations
http://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/hauser/programs/humanitarian-and-human-rights-organizations

Humanitarian NGOs: challenges and trends
http://www.odi.org/sites/odi.org.uk/files/odi-assets/publications-opinion-files/349.pdf

Humanitarian NGOs in Conflict Intervention
http://www.beyondintractability.org/artsum/anderson-humanitarian

Humanitarian/NGO Missions CULP
http://www.armyrotc.iastate.edu/humanitarianngo-missions-culp/

Humanitarian Resource Institute
http://humanitarian.net/

The International Disaster Database
http://www.emdat.be

International Justice Mission
http://www.ijm.org/

IRIN News
http://www.irinnews.org/

Medical Humanitarian
http://www.ngopulse.org/category/tags/medical-humanitarian

NGOs and Humanitarian Reform Project
http://icvanetwork.org/ngosandhumanitarianreform.html

NGO Global Network
http://ngo.org/

NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOs)
http://www.smommuseum.ch/files/humanitarian/ngo.html

The ODI Humanitarian Policy Group
http://www.odi.org.uk/hpg

Oxfam International
http://www.oxfam.org/

Professional Standards for Protection Work
http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/interview/protection-interview-011209.htm

UN Relief Web
http://www.reliefweb.int

World Vision International
http://www.wvi.org/



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