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Throughout Unit 8 we have discussed the role of Humanitarian Relief Organizations such as the ICRC and UNICEF. Humanitarian Relief Organizations provide material or logistical assistance in......

Throughout Unit 8 we have discussed the role of Humanitarian Relief Organizations such as the ICRC and UNICEF. Humanitarian Relief Organizations provide material or logistical assistance in response to humanitarian crises including natural disasters and man-made disasters. The primary objective of humanitarian aid is to save lives, alleviate suffering, and maintain human dignity. Thus, the fluency students were asked to research more on the topic and bring other humanitarian relief organizations that caught their attention or that were new to all of us. This is what they did…and here is just a sample of the rich input they gave us during their presentations.

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  • 1. Relief International
    Saving Lives, Sustaining Livelihoods
  • 2. Mission
    A humanitarian non-profit agency that provides emergency relief, rehabilitation, development assistance, and program services to vulnerable communities worldwide.
  • 3. Mission
    Solely dedicated to reducing human suffering and is non-political and non-sectarian in its mission:
    Serve the needs of the most vulnerable - particularly women and children, victims of natural disasters & civil conflicts, and the poor - with a specific focus on neglected groups and cases.
    Provide holistic, multi-sectoral, sustainable, and pro-poor programs that bridge emergency relief and long-term development at the grassroots level.
    Empower communities by building capacity and by maximizing local resources in both program design and implementation.
    Promote self-reliance, peaceful coexistence, and reintegration of marginalized communities.
    Protect lives from physical injury or death and/or psychological trauma where present.
    Uphold the highest professional norms in program delivery, including accountability to beneficiaries and donors alike.
  • 4. Logo
    Derived from the Maslow's hierarchy of needs and the Star of Life, Relief International's logo represents the organization's multi-sector approach to humanitarian aid.
    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
    Self-actualization
    Esteem
    Love/belonging
    Safety
    Physiological
  • 5. Logo
    Star of Life
  • 6. Approach
    Emergency, Health and Sanitation
    Food and Agriculture
    Education and Empowerment
    Livelihoods and Entreprise
    Shelter and Infrastructure
    Protection and Human Rights
  • 7. Where they work
    Africa
    Ghana, Ghinea, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda
    Asia
    Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan
    Middle East
    Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, West Bank/Gaza,Yemen
    The Americas
    Haiti
  • 8. Links
    http://www.ri.org/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow's_hierarchy_of_needs
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_Life
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuUyvUY8keE