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International Aid Resources
Aid Agencies and Resource Links

International aid organizations urgently need financial donations for medical aid organizations, food, water, clothes, shelter and the logistics for professional relief and trained volunteer work to help victims of ongoing emergencies and natural disasters around the world.

  • Please browse the relief agency links below and contribute what you can to the one with which you are most comfortable.
  • Check out the international aid resources for breaking news and a broader perspective on current crises and the many humanitarian requirements around the world.

See Matthew Bolton's article on Becoming an International Aid Worker for more background on this most demanding form of work, as well as Leyla Giray's piece on A Practical Guide on How to Find Work in Disaster Relief.

Generally, professional aid workers with needed skills working with NGOs and relief projects facilitated by the huge resources of the military or the U.N. can make a more immediate impact in an emergency situation, while many volunteers may require training or even be unintentionally in the way—though volunteer work is most welcome in some situations locally and critical in the long-term.

 International Aid Organizations

Action Against Hunger

Agape Flights

ADRA International

American Red Cross


Beyond Borders

Brother's Brother Foundation


Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

Catholic Relief Services

Chilecare Worldwide

Concern Worldwide

Cross International

Direct Relief International

Doctors Without Borders

Food for the Hungry, Inc.



Habitat for Humanity

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Rescue Committee

Lutheran World Relief

MAP International

Medical Teams International

Mercy Corps

Network for Good

Operation Blessing International


Plan USA

Project HOPE

Save the Children



The UN Refugee Agency 

U.N. World Food Programme

World Concern

World Food Programme

World Vision

(Feel free to add you own suggestions in the comments box at the bottom of this page. Thank you.)

 International Aid News and Resources

BBC World News

Google News

Thompson Reuters Foundation
Provides timely inside information for professional aid workers across the globe and also provides a country-by-country membership directory of volunteer organizations.

Provides an excellent overview of the general activities of relief organizations.

Inside information for professional international aid workers.

Center for International Disaster Information
The Center for International Disaster Information maintains close working relationships with many organizations and agencies working to facilitate response management.

Provides a very thorough and constantly updated overview of the events while pointing to important blogs, ongoing news coverage, videos and photos, damage and casualty figures, and other important background information.

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