FRIENDS AFGHAN CONCERN

 

AID GROUPS

 

 

On this page are lists of aid organizations with website addresses.  This list is by no means complete.  It is difficult to know who is active in Afghanistan and what they are doing.  All these organizations mention Afghanistan on their websites.

 

CONTENTS (click on the topic to go there):

(1) INTERNATIONAL AID ORGANIZATIONS: Members of the “InterAction” consortium (www.interaction.org)

(2) INTERNATIONAL AID ORGANIZATIONS: Not members of “InterAction”

(3) AFGHAN AID ORGANIZATIONS

(4) OTHER WEBSITES RELATED TO HUMANITARIAN AID IN AFGHANISTAN

 

(1) INTERNATIONAL AID ORGANIZATIONS: Members of the “InterAction” consortium

 

AAH: Action Against Hunger; www.aah-usa.org

ADRA: Adventist Development and Relief Agency International: www.adra.org

Air Serv International: www.airserv.org

AFSC: American Friends Service Committee: www.afsc.org

American Jewish World Service: www.ajws.org

American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

ARC: American Refugee Committee; www.archq.org

AmeriCares:www.americares.org

CARE: www.care.org

Catholic Relief Services; www.catholicrelief.org

Childreach/Plan International USA: www.childreach.org

Christian Children’s Fund: www.ChristianChildrensFund.org

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee: www.crwrc.org

CWS: Church World Service; the service agency for the National Council of Churches (USA); www.churchworldservice.org

Concern Worldwide US: www.concernusa.org

Direct Relief International: www.directrelief.org

Doctors of the World: www.doctorsoftheworld.org

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): www.doctorswithoutborders.org

Food for the Hungry, Inc.: www.fh.org

International Aid: www.internationalaid.org, www.gospelcom.net/ia

International Catholic Migration Commission: www.icmc.net

IMC: International Medical Corps: www.imc-la.com

IRC: International Rescue Committee: www.irc.org, www.theIRC.org

Latter-Day Saint Charities: 800-240-1201

Lutheran World Relief: www.lwr.org

MAP International: www.map.org

MCI: Mercy Corps International: www.mercycorps.org

NMIT: Northwest Medical Team International: www.nwmedicalteams.org

Operation USA: www.opusa.org

Oxfam America: www.oxfamamerica.org

Refugees International: www.refugeesinternational.org

Relief International: www.ri.org

Salvation Army World Service Office: www.salvationarmyusa.org

SC/US (SCF/US): Save the Children/US: www.savethechildren.org

United Methodist Committee on Relief: http://gbgm-umc.org/umcor

USA for UNHCR: www.usaforunhcr.org

United States Fund for UNICEF: www.unicefusa.org

United Way International: www.uwint.org

Women’s EDGE: www.womensedge.org

World Concern; www.worldconcern.org 

World Relief: www.worldrelief.org

World Vision: www.wvi.org

 

(2) INTERNATIONAL AID ORGANIZATIONS: Not members of “InterAction”

 

AAH: Action Against Hunger; www.aah-usa.org

ACF: Action Contre la Faim = Action Against Hungar; www.acf-fr.org

ACTED: Agence d’Aide a la Cooperation Technique Et au Developpment (Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development) (works with AFSC): www.acted.org

Afghans for Afghans: www.afghansforafghans.org

Amnesty International: www.amnesty.org

Australian Agency for International Development; www.ausaid.gov.au

Children’s Aid Direct; www.cad.org.uk

Christian Aid: www.christian-aid.org.uk

FMF: Feminist Majority Foundation: www.feminist.org

GOAL: an international humanitarian aid organization based in Ireland; www.goal.ie

HTACI: Help the Afghan Children, Inc.: Suraya Sadeed, Dir. (cooperating with AFSC); www.helptheafghanchildren.org

Human Rights Watch: www.hrw.org

ICRC: International Committee of the Red Cross: www.icrc.org

International Human Rights Law Group: www.hrlawgroup.org

IOM: International Organization for Migration: www.iom.int

Islamic Relief; www.islamic-relief.com

Life for Development and Relief: Muslim-American: www.lifeusa.org (based in Mich., has worked with AFSC in repairing water filtration plants in Iraq)

MEDAIR: www.medair.org

Mennonite Central Committee: www.mennonitecc.ca

Muslim Peace Fellowship: www.mpfweb.org

Norwegian Salvation Army (sent 36,000 blankets 11/30/01): www.salvationarmy.org/intnews.nsf/INR

Ockenden International: www.ockenden.org.UK

Oxfam International: www.oxfam.org

Oxfam/UK (or GB): www.oxfam.org.uk (for Afghan articles in their children’s magazine: www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/)

PARSA: Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Support for Afghanistan: www.parsa-afghanistan.org

SGAA: Sandy Gall’s Afghan Appeal; www.sandygallsafghanappeal.org

SNI/US: Shelter Now International/US: www.shelter.org

SO: Shuhada Organization: www.shuhada.org.

SCA: Swedish Committee for Afghanistan: www.sak.a.se

TCW: The Children of War; www.thechildrenofwar.org

UNITED NATIONS:

UNCHS: UN Center for Human Settlements (Habitat): www.unhabitat.org

UNDCP: UN Drug Control Program: www.undcp.org

UNDP: UN Development Programme: www.undp.org

UNESCO: www.unesco.org

UNFAO: UN Food and Agriculture Organization: www.fao.org

UNHCR: UN High Commissioner for Refugees: www.unhcr.org

UNICEF: www.unicef.org

UNIFEM: UN Development Fund for Women: www.undp.org/unifem

UNMAP: UN Mine Action Program: www.mineaction.org; (UN Mine Action Center for Afghanistan is a coalition of about 15 organizations with 4900 employees; see www.un.org/Depts/dpko/mine/program/Afghan)

UNOCHA: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (runs Relief Web, information clearinghouse for humanitarian agencies: www.reliefweb.org)

UNWFP: UN World Food Programme: www.wfp.org

USA Adopt-A-Minefield; program of UN Assoc. of the USA and Better World Fund: www.landmines.org (has a program to adopt mine-clearing teams in Afghanistan)

U.S. GOVERNMENT:

CDC: Centers for Disease Control: www.cdc.gov

USAID/OFDA: US Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance; www.usaid.gov/about/afghanistan

USAID/FFP: Food for Peace: www.usaid.gov/hum_response/ffp/

USAID/DG: Democracy and Governance: www.usaid.gov/democracy

USDA: US Dept. of Agriculture: www.fas.usda.gov/excredits/afghan.htm

USState/PRM: US State Dept. Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration: www.state.gov/g/prm

USState/INL: US State Dept. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs: www.state.gov/g/inl

USState/DP: US State Dept. Humanitarian Demining Programs: www.state.gov/www/global/arms/pm/hdp

WC: Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children: www.womenscommission.org

WHO: World Health Organization: www.who.int

 

(3) AFGHAN AID ORGANIZATIONS

 

Afghan Coalition: includes the Society of Afghan Professionals, Afghan Women Association International, Afghan Student Association, Afghan Sport League, and Virtual Nation (see below)

Afghan Peace Association: www.afghan_web.com/apa/

Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS): see www.ifrc.org

Afghan Sport League: (in the Afghan Coalition)

Afghan Student Association: (in the Afghan Coalition)

Afghan Women Association International: (in the Afghan Coalition)

AWM: Afghan Women’s Mission: www.afghanwomensmission.org

AWC: Afghan Women Council: www.peacewomen.org/campaigns/featured/Afghanistan

AWEC: Afghan Women Educational Center: www.peacenowar.net/Afghan

AWN: Afghan Women’s Network: awn@brain.net.pk; habibakbar@hotmail.com

AWWD: Afghan Women Welfare Department: awwd@psh.brain.net.pk

HTACI: Help the Afghan Children, Inc.: (see international list)

Humanitarian Assistance for Women and Children of Afghanistan: www.hawca.org

NEGAR – Support of Women in Afghanistan: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/negar/anglais/cadre.htm

RADA: Rehabilitation Agency for Development of Afghanistan: www.pcpafg.org/organizations/RADA

RAWA: Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan: www.rawa.org

SG: Shirkat Gah Women’s Resource Center: http://194.78.216.158/whrnet3/partners/list.htm#shirkat

Society of Afghan Professionals: www.SAPWeb.org (in the Afghan Coalition)

USARC: US-Afghan Reconstruction Council, Abdullah Sherzai, Exec. Dir., (seen on CNN, no idea about them)

Virtual Nation: www.VirtualNation.com (in the Afghan Coalition)

WAPHA: Women’s Alliance for Peace and Human Rights in Afghanistan: www.wapha.org

WLUML: Women Living Under Muslim Laws: www.wluml.org

(4) OTHER WEBSITES RELATED TO HUMANITARIAN AID IN AFGHANISTAN

 

ASAP: Acting in Solidarity with the Afghan People: www.asap-net.org

Afghana!: www.afghana.com (informational site for Afghans and nonAfghans)

Afghan Network: www.afghan-network.net

Assistance Afghanistan: www.pcpafg.org (a UN site with information for and about aid organizations in Afghanistan)

InterAction (lists 42 organizations working in Afghanistan): www.interaction.org

Relief Web (information clearinghouse for humanitarian agencies): www.reliefweb.org

U. S. Department of State International Information Programs: Focus on Afghanistan: www.usinfo.state.gov/regional/nea/sasia/afghan

 

 

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