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    • Humanitarian aid

    • Humanitarian aid is material and logistic assistance to people in need. It is usually short-term help until the long-term help by government and other institutions replaces it. Among the people in need belong homeless, refugees, victims of natural disasters, wars and famines. The primary purpose of humanitarian aid is ... Read »


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    • 2008–09 Gaza Strip aid


    • 2015–2017 Nepal humanitarian crisis


    • 2020 Vision Initiative

    • The 2020 Vision Initiative in an initiative of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). IFPRI launched the 2020 Vision Initiative in 1993; the primary goal of the initiative is to reach sustainable food security for all by 2020. The Initiative also supports the goals set at the World Food Summit in 199 ... Read »


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    • Adventure capital

    • Adventure Capital is a term usually associated with providing venture capital in the context of humanitarian aid and development. A common component is the investment in funds that use microfinance or microcredit to provide development assistance to the poor. ... Read »


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    • Africa Humanitarian Action

    • In 1994, the Rwandan Genocide unfolded before the world’s eyes and with it, several hundred thousand people were murdered in the heart of Africa. At this time, Dr. Dawit Zawde, a medical doctor in Ethiopia, noticed the lack of an African response and organized a medical team to respond out of Kigali. Formally laun ... Read »


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    • Poonam Ahluwalia

    • Poonam Ahluwalia is a social entrepreneur and the founder and director of Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES), an international nonprofit and YouthTrade, an organization promoting youth entrepreneurship, based out of Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Over the last 15 years she developed two innovative progr ... Read »


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    • Al-Khidmat Foundation

    • Al-Khidmat (اﻟﺧدﻣﺖ) Foundation is the biggest and most organised network providing humanitarian services across Pakistan. It is registered with the Government of Pakistan as a non-governmental organisation (NGO) under the Societies Act XXI of 1860. As of February 2016[update], its president is ... Read »


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    • All Partners Access Network

    • All Partners Access Network

      All Partners Access Network (APAN), formerly called Asia-Pacific Area Network, is a United States Department of Defense (USDOD) social networking Website used for information sharing and collaboration. APAN is the premier collaboration enterprise for the USDOD. The APAN network of communities fosters multinational inte ... Read »


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    • Aniruddha's Academy of Disaster Management


    • Association of international and national public organizations “Social protection”


    • Attacks on humanitarian workers

    • Humanitarian aid workers belonging to United Nations organisations, PVOs / NGOs or the Red Cross / Red Crescent have traditionally enjoyed both international legal protection, and de facto immunity from attack by belligerent parties. However, attacks on humanitarian workers have occasionally occurred, and became more f ... Read »


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    • B-FAST

    • B-FAST (Belgian First Aid and Support Team, sometimes styled B-Fast) is the rapid intervention structure of the Belgian government. It provides emergency aid during disasters abroad, at the request of the foreign government, providing an armed conflict is absent and when the foreign country is no longer capable itself ... Read »


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    • Biafran airlift

    • The Biafran Airlift was an international humanitarian relief effort that transported food and medicine to Biafra during the 1967-70 secession war from Nigeria (Nigerian Civil War). It was the largest civilian airlift, and after the Berlin airlift of 1948-49, the largest non-combatant airlift of any kind ever carried ou ... Read »


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    • Broederlijk Delen

    • Broederlijk Delen is a Flemish aid and development agency, which specializes in trying to improve the living conditions of rural communities in Africa and Latin America. At the international level Broederlijk Delen is a member of Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE), the u ... Read »


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    • Jonathan Brooker

    • Jonathan Brooker is a humanitarian and writer. Currently working with the United Nations, he is responsible for coordination, preparedness and strategic planning of humanitarian assistance. He is an experienced humanitarian having coordinated responses to both natural disasters and man-made crises in Sudan (Darfur), Le ... Read »


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    • Cambodian humanitarian crisis

    • The Cambodian humanitarian crisis from 1969 to 1993 consisted of a series of related events which resulted in the death, displacement, or resettlement abroad of millions of Cambodians. The crisis had several phases. First was the Cambodian Civil War between the Lon Nol government and the communist Khmer Rouge from 197 ... Read »


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    • Carrfour Supportive Housing

    • Carrfour Supportive Housing (Carrfour)

      Carrfour Supportive Housing is a nonprofit organization established in 1993 by the Homeless Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. It develops, operates and manages affordable and supportive housing communities for low-income individuals and families in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Carrfour communities comb ... Read »


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    • Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

    • Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

      The Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (CFE) is a direct reporting unit to the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) and principal agency to promote disaster preparedness and societal resiliency in the Asia-Pacific region. As part of its mandate, CFE facilitates education and training in ... Read »


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    • Central Asia Institute

    • Central Asia Institute

      Central Asia Institute (CAI) is an international non-profit organization, co-founded by Greg Mortenson and Jean Hoerni in 1996. The organization is based in Bozeman, Montana and works to promote and support community-based education throughout Central Asia, primarily in Pakistan and Afghanistan, by building schools, su ... Read »


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    • Christian humanitarian aid

    • Christian humanitarian aid is work performed by Christian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to alleviate the suffering of people around the world. Charity is a concept of great importance in Christianity. Humanitarian aid occurs in areas where some churches choose to invest time and money in the spirit of compassio ... Read »


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    • Cimade

    • The Cimade is a French NGO founded at the beginning of the World War II by French Protestant student groups, in particular the Christian activist and member of the French ResistanceMadeleine Barot, to give assistance and support to people uprooted by war, in the first instance those who were evacuated from the French p ... Read »


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    • Civilian Reserve Corps

    • The creation of a Civilian Reserve Corps was called for in both the 2006 National Security Strategy and in the 2007 State of the Union Address. According to the State of the Union Address, "It would give people across America who do not wear the uniform a chance to serve in the defining struggle of our time." In a tw ... Read »


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    • Comité catholique contre la faim et pour le développement


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    • Community resilience

    • Community resilience is the sustained ability of a community to utilize available resources (e.g. energy, communication, food, etc.) to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations (e.g. economic collapse to global catastrophic risks. This allows for the evolution and growth of a community after disaster ... Read »


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    • CompassionArt

    • CompassionArt is a charity based in Littlehampton, England founded by songwriter Martin Smith and his wife Anna, with the aim of generating income from works of art to assist in the relief of suffering around the planet. Several songwriters met for a retreat in Perthshire, Scotland, set out to write 10-12 songs an ... Read »


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    • Consolidated Appeals Process

    • The Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) is an advocacy tool for humanitarian financing, in which projects managed by the United Nations, NGOs and other stakeholders come together to approach the donor community funding international development activities. The target of the CAP is long term development, whereas the Cent ... Read »


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    • Danish humanitarian aid to Norway during World War II

    • Danish humanitarian aid to Norway during World War II, in Norway called Norwegian: Danskehjelpen and in Denmark called Danish: Norgeshjælpen, resulted in 32,000 tons of food supplies from occupied Denmark to occupied Norway. The aid was initiated in 1941, after the formation of Den norske damekomité in Copenhagen ... Read »


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    • DARPA Captive Air Amphibious Transporter

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      The Captive Air Amphibious Transporter (CAAT) is a 1:5 scaletracked amphibious vehicle prototype being developed by DARPA. It drives on the water with air-filled pontoons attached to the tracks, and is intended to demonstrate how to transport standard 20- or 40-foot containers from ordinary container ships to shore wit ... Read »


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    • Disability and disasters

    • Natural and man-made disasters tend to have a disproportionate impact on people with disabilities. This issue is recognised and addressed by Article 11 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which states: "States Parties shall take, in accordance with their obligations under intern ... Read »


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    • Disaster risk reduction

    • 'Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a systematic approach to identifying, assessing and reducing the risks of disaster. It aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerabilities to disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger them. Here it has been strongly influenced by the mass of research o ... Read »


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    • Dunantist

    • Dunantist is named after Henry Dunant (1828–1910), who inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross. It refers to the group of humanitarian practitioners, who follow the traditional approach to humanitarism, which comprises four fundamental principles: The term was coined by Abby Stod ... Read »


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    • Earthquake preparedness

    • Earthquake preparedness is a set of measures taken at the individual, organisational and societal level to minimise the effects of an earthquake. Preparedness measures can range from securing heavy objects, structural modifications and storing supplies, to having insurance, an emergency kit, and evacuation plans. ... Read »


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    • Emergency management

    • Disaster management (or emergency management) is the creation of plans through which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Disaster management does not avert or eliminate the threats; instead, it focuses on creating plans to decrease the effect of disasters. Failure to create a plan could ... Read »


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    • Energy poverty

    • Energy poverty is lack of access to modern energy services. It refers to the situation of large numbers of people in developing countries and some people in developed countries whose well-being is negatively affected by very low consumption of energy, use of dirty or polluting fuels, and excessive time spent collecting ... Read »


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    • Environmental emergency

    • Environmental emergencies are defined as “sudden-onset disasters or accidents resulting from natural, technological or human-induced factors, or a combination of these, that causes or threatens to cause severe environmental damage as well as loss of human lives and property.” (UNEP/GC.22/INF/5, 13 November 20 ... Read »


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    • Famine events

    • Famine events are localized events of voluntary fasting for 30 or 40 hours depending on the region to raise money and awareness for world hunger. These events are usually coordinated by one of various World Vision organizations and are done by youth in church organizations. They have spread internationally, notably the ... Read »


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    • Feinstein International Center

    • The Feinstein International Center (FIC) is a research and teaching center based at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Center’s mission is to promote the use of evidence and learning in operational and policy responses to protect and strengthen the lives, livelihoods, and ... Read »


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    • Food Assistance Convention

    • Food Assistance Convention

      The Food Assistance Convention is an international treaty relating to food assistance. It was adopted on 25 April 2012 in London. The treaty aims at "addressing the food and nutritional needs of the most vulnerable populations" and includes mechanisms for information sharing and registration of commitments made towards ... Read »


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    • John Ging

    • John Ging (born 1965), an Irish national, was appointed as Director of the Operational Division at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York in February 2011. He oversees the management of all OCHA field operations worldwide. On behalf of the Emergency Relief Coordinator, he is the d ... Read »


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    • Global Acute Malnutrition

    • Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is a measurement of the nutritional status of a population that is often used in protracted refugee situations. Along with the Crude Mortality Rate, it is one of the basic indicators for assessing the severity of a humanitarian crisis. To evaluate levels of GAM, workers in an emerge ... Read »


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    • Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System

    • The Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) is a joint initiative of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the European Commission that serves to consolidate and improve the dissemination of disaster-related information, in order to improve the coordination of international rel ... Read »


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    • Golden West Humanitarian Foundation

    • Golden West Humanitarian Foundation is an American Non-profit (501C3) organisation that develops technologies to address the technical limitations of humanitarian mine clearance. The Golden West Humanitarian Foundation is based in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. The Golden West Humanitarian Foundation was ... Read »


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    • Handout

    • A handout is something given freely or distributed free to those in need. It can refer to government welfare or a charitable gift, and it may take the form of money, food, or other necessities. During the Great Depression, many people lived entirely on handouts of one kind or another when they could not afford to buy ... Read »


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    • Helping Angels

    • Helping Angels is a global Facebook group to recruit volunteers to do welfare work founded by Poesy Liang on August 30, 2007 - a day before Malaysia's 50th Year Independence Day. It is a movement of compassion based on random acts of kindness. Activities are created by volunteers who offers leadership to drive projects ... Read »


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    • Homeless Nation

    • HomelessNation.org is a not-for profit organization based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In order to bridge the digital divide, documentary filmmaker Daniel Cross created www.HomelessNation.org in 2003. A website by and for the homeless, www.homelessnation.org gives people on the street the opportunity to control their o ... Read »


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    • Homeless Vulnerability Index

    • The Vulnerability Index is a survey and analysis methodology for "identifying and prioritizing the street homeless population for housing according to the fragility of their health". It is a pragmatic methodology based on concern and inquiry into the reasons for recurring fatalities of homeless living in the outdoor ur ... Read »


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    • Homelessness

    • Homelessness is the condition of people without a permanent dwelling, such as a house or apartment. People who are homeless are most often unable to acquire and maintain regular, safe, secure and adequate housing. The legal definition of homeless varies from country to country, or among different jurisdictions in the s ... Read »


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    • Humanim

    • Humanim Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides human services to those in need of various forms of care. Humanim was founded in 1971 as a not for profit organization serving individuals with disabilities. Formerly Developmental Services Group (DSG Inc.), the agency was renamed Humanim Inc. in 2000. ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian aid during the Syrian Civil War

    • Humanitarian aid during the Syrian Civil War has been provided by various international bodies, organizations and states. The main effort is coordinated by John Ging of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA). In 2014, U.N. Security Council Resolution 2165 authorised humanitarian ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian crisis

    • A humanitarian crisis (or "humanitarian disaster") is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people. It may be an internal or external conflict and usually occurs throughout a large land area. Local, national and i ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian Crowdfunding

    • Humanitarian Crowdfunding is an emerging, donation-based crowdfunding vertical recognized by the humanitarian community. It is classified as child category, nested under the generic term "charitable giving". Humanitarian stakeholders are working together to define humanitarian crowdfunding and establish reporting ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian Futures Programme

    • The Humanitarian Futures Programme (HFP) is an action research programme based within the School of Social Science and Public Policy at King's College London. It attempts to help organisations with humanitarian responsibilities to prepare for future humanitarian threats. The HFP believes that these threats will be mor ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian intervention

    • Humanitarian Intervention has been defined as a state's use of "military force (publicly stated that its use is for ending the violation of human rights) against another state." This definition may be too narrow as it precludes non-military forms of intervention such as humanitarian aid and international sanctions. On ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian principles

    • There are a number of meanings for the term humanitarian. Here humanitarian pertains to the practice of saving lives and alleviating suffering. It is usually related to emergency response (also called humanitarian response) whether in the case of a natural disaster or a man-made disaster such as war or other armed conf ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian Response Index

    • The Humanitarian Response Index (HRI) is an independent civil society initiative to annually assess and rank wealthy countries against their commitment to improve the quality and effectiveness of their humanitarian assistance. Developed by DARA (formerly, Development Assistance Research Associates), the HRI's intended ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian response to the 2015 Nepal earthquake

    • An earthquake struck Nepal at 11:56:54 NST on 25 April 2015 with a moment magnitude (Mw) of 7.8 or 8.1Ms and a maximum Mercalli Intensity of IX (Violent). It was the most powerful earthquake to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. Many thousands of people died as a result, with most casualties repor ... Read »


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    • Humanitarian situation during the war in Donbass

    • During the ongoing war between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatist insurgents in the Donbass region of Ukraine that began in April 2014, many international organisations and states noted a deteriorating humanitarian situation in the conflict zone. A report by the United Nations said there had been a ... Read »


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    • Humanitarianism

    • Humanitarianism is a moral of kindness, benevolence, and sympathy extended to all human beings. Humanitarianism has been an evolving concept historically, but universality is a common theme in its evolution. No distinction is to be made on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, race, caste, age, religion, ability, ... Read »


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    • Humanitarianism in Africa

    • Humanitarianism in Africa is humanitarian effort in the continent of Africa. Reasons for humanitarian aid are attributed but not limited to poor living conditions, overbearing poverty, and natural disasters. Sources for humanitarianism in African countries can be domestic or an act of foreign aid. Media coverage o ... Read »


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    • The Hunger March

    • The Hunger March is the name of a happening and a series of sculptures made by Jens Galschiøt in 2001. The event was inspired by the 1990 movie The March, in which a horde of starving people marches towards Europe. The Hunger March is a reminder that, if the world's need and distress is not relieved, the despe ... Read »


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    • Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict

    • The Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) is one of the leading research institutes on humanitarian law and humanitarian studies in Europe. It was founded in 1988 on the initiative of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Knut Ipsen, then rector of Ruhr University Bo ... Read »


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    • International aid to Palestinians

    • International aid has played a major role in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict as the Palestinians claim it has been used as a means to keep the peace process going, and the Israelis that it is used to fund terrorism. The Palestinian National Authority in the West Bank and Gaza Strip receives one of the highest lev ... Read »


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    • LDS Humanitarian Services

    • LDS Humanitarian Services is a branch of the Welfare Services department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). The organization’s stated mission is to relieve suffering, to foster self-reliance for people of all nationalities and religions, and to provide opportunities for service. ... Read »


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    • LDS Philanthropies

    • LDS Philanthropies

      LDS Philanthropies is a department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and is responsible for facilitating donations to humanitarian and education initiatives including Brigham Young University (Provo, Idaho, and Hawaii campuses), LDS Business College, and the Perpetual Education Fund. The h ... Read »


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    • MV Liberty Sun

    • MV Liberty Sun is a ship unsuccessfully attacked by Somali pirates on 14 April 2009. After unloading food aid at Port Sudan, she was proceeding to Mombasa with humanitarian aid, when she was attacked by pirates armed with AK-47s and rocket-propelled grenades. After successfully avoiding being boarded, she was assisted ... Read »


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    • Logistics Cluster

    • A Logistics Cluster is an Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) coordination mechanism that is responsible for coordination, information management, and, where necessary, logistics service provision to ensure an effective and efficient logistics response takes place in humanitarian emergency missions. The basis of th ... Read »


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    • Maersk Alabama hijacking

    • Maersk Alabama hijacking

      American victory; The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of maritime events that began with four pirates in the Indian Ocean seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical miles (440 km; 280 mi) southeast of Eyl, Somalia. The siege ended after a rescue effort by the U.S. Navy on 12 April 2009. It wa ... Read »


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    • MV Maersk Tygra

    • MV Maersk Tygra

      MV Tygra (formerly Maersk Alabama) is a container ship previously owned by Maersk Line Limited and operated by Waterman Steamship Corporation, now owned by Element Shipment SA of Piraeus. She has a light-blue hull and a beige superstructure like all Maersk vessels, regardless of their flag of registry. She was hijacke ... Read »


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    • Malnutrition

    • Malnutrition

      Malnutrition or malnourishment is a condition that results from eating a diet in which nutrients are either not enough or are too much such that the diet causes health problems. It may involve calories, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins or minerals. Not enough nutrients is called undernutrition or undernourishment while ... Read »


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    • MapAction

    • Map Action

      MapAction is a non-governmental organisation that specialises in providing mapping for humanitarian emergencies. MapAction is a registered UK charity. Prince Harry is its Royal Patron. The charity was founded as Aid for Aid in 1999 but became operational in 2003 and changed its name to MapAction. Its first emergency m ... Read »


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    • Medair

    • Medair

      Medair is an international non-governmental organization NGO of humanitarian aid with a stated mission, "to relieve suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places." Medair provides emergency relief and recovery services including Health and Nutrition; Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; and Shelter ... Read »


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    • Mine action

    • Mine action is a domain within humanitarian aid and development studies concerned with activities which aim to reduce the social, economic and environmental impact of landmines and the explosive remnants of war (ERW). Mine action deals with the many effects of landmine and ERW contamination on people and societies. Mi ... Read »


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    • Masood Ul Mulk

    • Masood Ul Mulk (Urdu: مسود الملک) is a leading Pakistani expert on humanitarian aid and a renowned development practitioner. He is the CEO of SRSP, the largest NGO working to alleviate poverty in north-west Pakistan. Masood hails from Chitral, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He is the son of Shahzad ... Read »


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    • Multi-Purpose Food

    • Clifford E. Clinton (August 3, 1900 – November 20, 1969) was a California restaurateur who founded Meals for Millions, one of two parent organizations of Freedom from Hunger, in 1946. In 1905, Clifford Clinton traveled to China (for the first time) with his missionary parents and 2-3 sisters – they were supp ... Read »


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    • Non-food item

    • Non-food items (NFIs) are items other than food. The term is especially used in humanitarian contexts, when providing NFIs to those affected by natural disasters or war may be a life-saving priority. Typically, they include essential household items such as blankets, plastic sheets, buckets and other containers for wat ... Read »


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    • Nong Chan Refugee Camp

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      Nong Chan Refugee Camp, located in Nong Chan Village, Khok Sung District, Sa Kaeo Province, Thailand, was one of the earliest organized refugee camps on the Thai-Cambodian border, where thousands of Khmer refugees sought food and health care after fleeing the Vietnamese invasion of Democratic Kampuchea in 1979. It was ... Read »


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    • Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance

    • The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is an organizational unit within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that is charged by the President of the United States with directing and coordinating international United States government disaster assistance. In cooperation with oth ... Read »


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    • Operation Allied Harbor

    • Operation Allied Harbor was NATO's first humanitarian operation. In the case of the Kosovo crisis, by the end of March 1999 these agencies were unable to cope with the massive influx of refugees into Albania. Within a fortnight over 200,000 refugees had arrived from Kosovo and NATO was the only organisation quickly abl ... Read »


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    • Operation Christmas Drop

    • Operation Christmas Drop

      Operation Christmas Drop is a tradition that serves as a training mission for the United States Air Force which started in 1952. It has since become the longest running United States Department of Defense mission in full operation, and the longest running humanitarian airlift in the world. Supported by the local commun ... Read »


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    • Operation Irma

    • Operation Irma was the name applied to a series of airlifts of injured civilians from Bosnia and Hercegovina during the Siege of Sarajevo. The airlifts were initiated after the wounding of five-year-old Irma Hadžimuratović attracted international media attention. The programme was reported to have evacuated hundr ... Read »


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    • Operation Maitri

    • Operation Maitri (English: Operation Amity) was a rescue and relief operation in Nepal by the government of India and Indian armed forces in the aftermath of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake. India's response was started within 15 minutes of the quake. It started on 26 April 2015 and also involved Nepali ex-servicemen f ... Read »


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    • Operation Provide Hope

    • Operation Provide Hope was a humanitarian operation conducted by the U.S Air Force to provide medical equipment to former Soviet republics during their transition to capitalism. The operation was announced by Secretary of State James A. Baker, III on January 22–23, 1992 and the initial shipment of supplies was sen ... Read »


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    • Operation Sahayogi Haat

    • Operation Sahayogi Haat ("helping hands") was a US military relief operation delivering humanitarian assistance to victims of the April and May 2015 Nepal earthquakes. About 900 US military and civilian personnel were involved, with about 300 deployed in Nepal. Joint Task Force 505 was responsible for managing the reli ... Read »


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    • Operation Shamrock

    • Operation Shamrock was a plan to bring German children to Ireland from post-World War II Germany. Between 1945 and 1946, the Irish Red Cross's Operation Shamrock resettled over a thousand children from war-torn Germany, Austria, France, and England. Most of these children were later repatriated to their homelands, but ... Read »


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    • Operation Support Hope

    • Operation Support Hope was a 1994 United States military effort to provide immediate relief for the refugees of the Rwandan Genocide and allow a smooth transition to a full United Nations humanitarian management program. The inhabitants of the camp consisted of approximately two million Hutus, participants in the genoc ... Read »


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    • Operation Unified Response

    • Operation Unified Response was the United States military's response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake. It was conducted by Joint Task Force Haiti and commanded by United States Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) Military Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Ken Keen, although the overall U.S. government response was headed by Ra ... Read »


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    • Overland Relief Expedition

    • The Overland Relief Expedition, also called the Alaska Relief Expedition or Point Barrow-Overland Relief Expedition, was an expedition in the winter of 1897–1898 by officers of the United States Revenue Cutter Service to save the lives of 265 whalers trapped in the Arctic Ocean by ice around their ships near Point ... Read »


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    • Pacific Warfighting Center

    • The Pacific Warfighting Center (PWC) is located on Ford Island in Honolulu, Hawaii within the Ford Island Historic Management Zone / Aviation Facilities Sub-Area, part of the Pearl Harbor National Historic Landmark. The Pacific Warfighting Center is primarily used to direct forces during disaster relief efforts as need ... Read »


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    • Peacebuilding

    • Peacebuilding is an intervention that is designed to prevent the start or resumption of violent conflict by creating a sustainable peace. Peacebuilding activities address the root causes or potential causes of violence, create a societal expectation for peaceful conflict resolution and stabilize society politically and ... Read »


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    • Pennies for Pakistan

    • Pennies for Pakistan is a term several different organizations have used at different times for programs to raise humanitarian or educational aid for Pakistan. These organizations include: Pennies for Peace ... Read »


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    • Pennies for Peace

    • Pennies for Mortenson

      Pennies for Peace is a program sponsored by Central Asia Institute, in which school children in the United States raise pennies to help fund CAI's educational projects. The program focuses on raising cross-cultural awareness through education to promote peace. Pennies for Peace was founded in 1995 as “Pennies for ... Read »


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    • Physicians Across Continents

    • Physicians Across Continents

      Physicians Across Continents (PAC) is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides high quality medical care to patients and peoples affected with crises and disasters, regardless of their race, religion and country. The organization takes from Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, wi ... Read »


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    • Peter L. Pond

    • Peter L. Pond

      The Reverend Peter Lawrence Pond (1933–2000) was a New England clergyman, activist and philanthropist who worked with Cambodian orphans on the Thai-Cambodian border. He was Executive Director of the Providence-based Cambodian Crisis Committee and was a co-founder of the Thai Friends Relief Foundation as well as th ... Read »


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    • Poverty

    • Poverty is general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. It is a multifaceted concept, which includes social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the lack of means necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter ... Read »


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    • Red Cross parcel

    • Red Cross parcel refers to packages containing mostly food, tobacco and personal hygiene items sent by the International Association of the Red Cross to prisoners of war during the First and Second World Wars, as well as at other times. It can also refer to medical parcels and so-called "release parcels" provided durin ... Read »


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    • Refugee camp

    • A refugee camp is a temporary settlement built to receive refugees and people in refugee-like situations. Refugee camps usually accommodate displaced persons who have fled their home country, but there are also camps for internally displaced persons. Usually refugees seek asylum after they've escaped war in their home ... Read »


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    • Refugees in Cameroon

    • In 2007, Cameroon hosted a total population of refugees and asylum seekers of approximately 97,400. Of these, 49,300 were from the Central African Republic (many driven west by war), 41,600 from Chad, and 2,900 from Nigeria. Kidnappings of Cameroonian citizens by Central African bandits have increased since 2005. Betw ... Read »


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    • ReliefWeb

    • ReliefWeb

      ReliefWeb is the largest humanitarian information portal in the world. Founded in 1996, the portal now hosts more than 500.000 humanitarian situation reports, press releases, evaluations, guidelines, assessments, maps and infographics. The portal is an independent vehicle of information, designed specifically to assist ... Read »


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    • Ripple Effect project

    • The Ripple Effect project is a joint project of Acumen Fund and IDEO funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to provide the poor with clean safe water started in 2009. It has projects in both India and Kenya. The project collaborated with the Jal Bhagirathi Foundation, a non-profit in India, to fix a failed cle ... Read »


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    • Road Home

    • Road Home is a program funded by the U.S. government which has provided historical federal money for helping Louisiana residents rebuild or sell houses severely damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The Road Home is a federally funded grant program administered by the State of Louisiana. To date, according to their w ... Read »


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    • Gianni Rufini

    • Gianni (Giovanni) Rufini was born in Rome, Italy in 1954. He is an expert of international humanitarian aid and the Director General of Amnesty International in Italy. Former Director of VOICE (1997-2001), Subject Matter Expert for NATO (2007-13); senior trainer for the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism (2005 ... Read »


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    • Russian Medical Fund

    • Russian Medical Fund was a humanitarian organization founded in Vienna, Virginia, to support medical care for children in Saint Petersburg, Russia during the post-Soviet period. Russian Medical Fund provided supplies, equipment, and physician training to the pediatric cardiac unit of Children's Hospital #1 of Saint Pe ... Read »


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    • Albert Schweitzer Institute

    • The Albert Schweitzer Institute is inspired by the teachings and philosophy of the Nobel Peace-prizewinner Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965). It is dedicated to alleviating suffering and injustice in the world, and creating a more equitable and sustainable future for our planet and all of its inhabitants. Founded in ... Read »


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    • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

    • The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) is an international document which was adopted by UN member states between 14th and 18th of March 2015 at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai, Japan and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015. It is the successor agreement ... Read »


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    • Serious Request

    • Serious Request is a family of annual multi-day, multimedia fundraising events for International Red Cross initiatives, typically hosted by radio stations in the week before Christmas. The project was begun in 2004 by Dutch public pop music radio station 3FM. Serious Request projects have since been adopted in Belgium, ... Read »


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    • Sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian response

    • Sexual exploitation and abuse in humanitarian response first came to public attention with the release of a report in February 2002 of a joint assessment mission examining the issue. The joint mission (composed of UNHCR-SCFUK personnel) reported that "refugee children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been subje ... Read »


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    • Arne Skarpsno

    • Arne Skarpsno (May 7, 1926 – March 22, 2008) was a Norwegian philanthropist. He became known as "Father of the street children". For many years of his life he worked as a volunteer among homeless people, people with social problems and drug addicts. He and his wife Gerd would distribute packed lunches to the needy ... Read »


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    • Sol En Si

    • Sol En Si which is short for Solidarité Enfants Sida in French (translated as Solidarity Children AIDS) is a French charity organization founded in 1990 by Myriam Mercy et Alain Danand for helping children suffering from AIDS and their families. 60% of the funding is from public sources and 40% on private charities ... Read »


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    • SPEAR Project

    • The Standing Patrol for Emergency Assessment & Response (SPEAR) is an advisory unit activated for the purpose of rapidly providing relief authorities an estimate of the situation in disaster-affected areas. The Project was launched as a concept proposal by the Conceptium Group in 2004, an initiative taken by its founde ... Read »


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    • Starvation

    • Starvation is a severe deficiency in caloric energy intake needed to maintain human life. It is the most extreme form of malnutrition. In humans, prolonged starvation can cause permanent organ damage and eventually, death. The term inanition refers to the symptoms and effects of starvation. Starvation may also be used ... Read »


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    • Brian Steidle

    • Brian Steidle (born 1976) is a former Marine Corps captain, military and security operations expert, and author who had worked on publicizing the Darfur conflict in Sudan. Steidle wrote a book, The Devil Came on Horseback, about his experience, which was turned into a documentary film that premiered at Sundance in 2007 ... Read »


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    • Students without Borders: Afrique 2007

    • Students without Borders: Afrique 2007 is a program undertaken and run by the graduating class of 2007 at Collège Jeanne-Sauvé in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The program was started in 2004 based on an idea presented by guidance counselor Diane Plamondon. Since then, the students have partnered themselves with t ... Read »


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    • Swedish humanitarian aid to Norway during World War II

    • Swedish humanitarian aid to Norway during World War II, in Norway called Norwegian: Svenskehjelpen and in Sweden called Swedish: Svenska Norgehjälpen, amounted to around SEK 71 million. High priority was extra food for schoolchildren in Norway. In 1944 more than 100,000 portions of soup (Norwegian: svenskesuppe) wer ... Read »


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    • Target Poverty

    • ActionAid

      ActionAid is an international non-governmental organization whose primary aim is to work against poverty and injustice worldwide. ActionAid was founded in 1972 by Cecil Jackson-Cole as a child sponsorship charity (originally called Action in Distress) when 88 UK supporters sponsored 88 children in India and Kenya, the ... Read »


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    • Timeline of events in humanitarian relief and development

    • The following is a timeline of selected notable events in the history of humanitarian aid, international relief and development. ... Read »


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    • Toll Resources & Government Logistics


    • Operation Unified Assistance

    • Operation Unified Assistance is the name of the United States military's response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. On 28 December, the first elements of the Combined Support Force (CSF-536) were deployed to Utapao, Thailand following that country's approval of the use of that base. More than 12,600 Department of Def ... Read »


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    • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1502

    • United Nations Security Council Resolution 1502

      United Nations Security Council resolution 1502, adopted unanimously on 26 August 2003, after recalling resolutions 1265 (1999), 1296 (2000) and 1460 (2003), the Council condemned violence against humanitarian workers and called upon all states to ensure that such incidents did not remain unpunished. The vote on the r ... Read »


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    • Walk Against Want


    • White Buses

    • The "White Buses" (Swedish: Vita bussarna) was an operation undertaken by the Swedish Red Cross and the Danish government in the spring of 1945 to rescue concentration camp inmates in areas under Nazi control and transport them to Sweden, a neutral country. Although the operation was initially targeted at saving citize ... Read »


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    • Wrap with Love

    • Wrap with Love is an Australian charitable organisation, founded in 1992 by Sonia Gidley-King, OAM, to produce knitted wraps (used as blankets) as gifts for people who have exposed to the cold and susceptible to hypothermia and especially those who have experienced loss and trauma as a result of war. The wraps are knit ... Read »


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    • Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability

    • Youth Entrepreneurship and Sustainability (YES) is an international non-profit dedicated to fighting poverty through large-scale job creation and entrepreneurship for youth. YES is located out of Babson College in Wellesley, MA. The Youth Employment Summit (YES) Campaign is a civil society response to the enormous glo ... Read »


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