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Global Issues NGO's to Know
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Doctors without Borders
is an international humanitarian organization best known for its medical projects in war-torn regions and developing countries affected by endemic diseases.
NGO dedicated to improvement of human rights, particularly for political prisoners.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.
states its goal is to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity" and focuses its campaigning on worldwide issues such as climate change, deforestation, overfishing, commercial whaling, genetic engineering, and anti-nuclear issues.
Human Rights Watch
an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.
provides development programs and humanitarian relief around the globe, regardless of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva's mission is "to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty."
Millennium Promise addresses the root causes of extreme poverty by taking a holistic, community-led approach to sustainable development. To meet the many different challenges each region faces, MP use multiple tools such as community health workers, diversified local food production, commercial farming, malaria control, piped water, solar electricity, and connectivity to name a few.
is a confederation of 20 independent charitable organizations around the world. Works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. The organization campaigns so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.
International Committee of the Red Cross/Red Crescent
is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.
The movement consists of several distinct organizations that are legally independent from each other, but are united within the movement through common basic principles, objectives, symbols, statutes and governing organizations
Reporters without Borders
is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes and defends freedom of information and freedom of the press
is a global humanitarian organization empowering people to recover from crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
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