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World Hunger and Poverty
Links to Information and Action

Listed below:

Accion 
Accion USA Headquarters
56 Roland Street, Suite 300
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 1-617-625-7080
Fax: 1-617-625-7020
Email:
[email protected]

Website: www.accion.org

       "A private, nonprofit organization with the mission of giving people the financial tools they need – microenterprise loans, business training and other financial services – to work their way out of poverty. A world pioneer in microfinance, ACCION was founded in 1961 and issued its first microloan in 1973 in Brazil. ACCION International’s partner microfinance institutions today are providing loans as low as $100 to poor men and women entrepreneurs in 25 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, and in the United States."
       A website where one can find diverse information on what is microfinance and who is it targeted to. The site also provides information on publications, events, how to get involved and how to make donations. -AA
       A great organization with prominent plants to help end poverty. Very informing, especially on microfinance. -JA 
       This website underscores the organization's effectiveness by allowing viewers to read testimonials about successful microentrepreneurs from various regions. The site also boasts a thorough Media Center, complete with press releases, newsletters, videos, and slideshows. -HDD

Ashoka
Global Headquarters
1700 North Moore Street, Suite 2000 (20th Floor)
Arlington, VA 22209 USA
Phone: 1-703-527-8300
Fax: 703-527-8383
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ashoka.org
 
       "Envisions a world where everyone is a changemaker ; a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence, and societal support to address any social problem and drive towards change. It strives to shape a global, entrepreneurial, competitive citizen sector; one that allows social entrepreneurs to thrive and enables the world’s citizens to think and act as changemakers."
       This is an excellent organization which strives to help citizens to team up and face social challenges, and to ultimately become changemakers, people who help other citizens in need of aid and provide them with proper care. -CT 
       This website makes it clear that there are plenty of ways to help their causes, whether it be through volunteering, donations, or simply signing up for their newsletter. The site also features a well-maintained blog, which allows viewers to stay up to date with current areas  of focus and social concerns. -HDD

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50 F St., NW, Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 1-202-639-9400, ext. 218
Fax: 1-202-639-9401
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.bread.org/
      
"How many people are hungry? Why does hunger exist in a world of plenty? What can be done to improve things? Bread for the World offers materials to help you understand the issues so you can be a more effective advocate. We give you the key facts, clarify policy questions and provide timely updates."
       A very informative site where you can get important facts about world hunger, share your thoughts online, and even write articles to Congress. Donations can also be made to the organization. -SNS
       One of the best sites on the topic of world hunger. Very interesting information on this site, and some of the material will really affect you. Tons of information on how to help the cause. -TAL
       An extensive amount of information that is well organized and appealing. -FRH
       I agree. -JM      
       A Christian-based organization, but anyone is welcome to participate. - BAB
       I agree that this website is certainly a "go-to" site for world hunger. It should be noted that the organization is certified by Independent Charities of America, and has been awarded their Seal of Excellence. -HDD

buildOn
P.O. Box 16741
Stamford, CT 06905
Phone: (203) 585-5390
Fax: (203) 961-5087
www.buildon.org
       "Enhancing education and empowering youth in the U.S. to make a positive difference in their communities while helping people of developing countries increase their self-reliance through education."
       This is a good website that helps young children perform well in their education. It also strives to make positive changes in their education so that they can be successful and become role models and leaders. -CT
       In the Related Articles portion of the website, viewers can read touching, personal anecdotes about how the program has positively influenced both volunteers and the people who the program was created to help. The website also mentions that students may volunteer abroad, which makes for an intriguing and valuable experience. -HDD

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CARE International
151 Ellis St. NE
Atlanta, GA  30303
Phone: 1-800-521-CARE, (1-800-521-2273)
Fax: 1-404-577-5977
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.care.org/
      
"CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. Women are at the heart of CARE's community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives."
       The site provides up-to-date information about CARE's programs around the world. It also has informative news articles describing the conditions of poverty in various countries, as well ways to get involved. -SNS
       Very easy to navigate and visually appealing site. CARE offers its website in twelve different languages. There are photo and video galleries, which are very touching. There are articles and press releases. This site is very informative. -TAL
       A worldwide organization whose many campaigns actually do what they set out to do: to care. -FRH
       I agree; this organization also works alongside women as they're convinced that women are essential beings who have the power to change their communities. -JMH
       Offers a very easy navigation through its extensive information on its history, involvement, and current issues. -AA
       A very user friendly website offering tons of opportunities and information. -JA
       Their mission is to serve
individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from our global diversity, resources and experience, promote innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. -CT

Catalytic Communities
PO Box 42010
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 1-202-318-3223
Website:
www.catcomm.org/
      
"Creating a world where community-generated solutions are just a mouse-click away, where anyone, anywhere, confronting a local problem, can find the inspiration and tools they need to implement the solution, learning from their peers.
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       A very colorful and friendly site that invites you to help the needy. Check out "Innovative Solutions," which are geared toward ending hunger. -SNS
       This site is informative, but it's also very jumbled. It could use a drop menu with everything the site has to offer, rather than having links on both sides. The page has a lot to do with community development, more so than world hunger. -TAL
       The site is available in Spanish and Portuguese. -FRH
       They also work cooperatively with other organizations. -JMH
       A source of information on solutions to problems that are being successfully addressed elsewhere. -AA
       Catalytic Communities uses technology to link grassroots community groups so they can learn from each other's successes, and support one another's work. When community organizations tackle local problems, their work would be easier if they knew about successful programs in similar neighborhoods around the world.-CT

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Photo of two poor women in Ecuador, South AmericaWe can connect all of us with less fortunate people all around the world. Two poor women in Ecuador.

The Center on Hunger and Poverty
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University - Mailstop 077
Waltham, MA 02454
Phone: 1-781-736-8885
Fax: 1-781-736-3925
Email: [email protected]
Website:www.centeronhunger.org/
       "An outgrowth of the Harvard-based Physician Task Force on Hunger in America which made field visits across the nation and released studies on the extent and causes of hunger in the nation, leading to Congressional resolve to address the problem."
       A very informative website, listing programs that are set to end hunger. You can also see previous programs and accomplishments. -SNS
       This website has a good amount of information but, overall, it doesn't draw you in as well as it could. Each page could use some color or pictures to help liven it up. -TAL
       Past articles on hunger can be accessed easily. -FRH
       I agree that this site is very informative with facts and a long history of making changes towards hunger and food insecurity, but they have no updated information on what they're doing now. -JMH
       Organized and informative even though it has no updated information. -AA

Children's Hunger Relief Fund
ID-GEN-A
P.O. Box 5366
Santa Rosa CA 95402
Phone: 1-888-781-1585
Fax: 1-707-525-1310
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.chrf.org/
       "They are committed to providing the most effective opportunities at the lowest cost for people to share their love, concern, and compassion with children around the world. Childcare includes feeding, teaching and immunizing children, as well as building, cooking, cleaning and general care. They have been saving lives since 1975."
       It is actively helping children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS in Africa. It also has disaster relief (Iraq), feeding programs, food gardens, micro-enterprise and water programs to assist children. -SLG
       This site is very inviting; the main page has pictures and information that make you want to continue browsing through the site.  It has a link to buy a child lunch for 15 cents, and 10 different ways you can help. In addition to all this information, there are pictures that help you want to do something. -TAL
       There's a link that shows what CHRF has accomplished annually and it allows the reader to realize the good that is being done by this organization. -FRH
      This site provides children with sponsors and emergency relief funds; They have children aiding children by helping raise money for food and creating their own websites. -JMH  
       Very emotionally appealing. -AA
      
This fund helps children in many different parts of the world by raising money in many different areas that are also in need of volunteer work to help people out, rather than making then suffer till death. -CT
       -Their Afghanistan Project Update serves as a powerful reminder that the organization is staying current by recognizing diverse situations that require volunteer work. -HDD

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Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres - MSF)
333 7th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 1-212-679-6800
Fax: 1-212-679-7016
E-mail: [email protected]
Website (international): www.msf.org/
       "MSF is an independent humanitarian medical aid agency committed to two objectives: providing medical aid wherever it is needed, regardless of race, religion, politics or sex and raising awareness of the plight of the people we help
. (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries.
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       The MSF website provides information on how to volunteer, donate, and how to help fundraise. It covers current relief activities and describes the work it does to assist in 70 different countries.
       Its publications include the "MSF International Activity Report", which reports on its activities in the past year. The MSF organization also raises awareness and develops issues regarding its activities, such as refugee issues. -SNS
       This site is more technical, and has tons of information on the topic. There's even a diary by a nurse who's living in Monrovia, in which he describes the living conditions and diseases. -TAL
       A worldwide organization that regularly welcomes field and office volunteers. -FRH
       This site is very up to date, and the organization is very informative and effective throughout their long history of helping and supporting others. -JMH
       I agree with JMH. Unlike many other organizations, this site provides detailed information for volunteers. -AA

The End Hunger Network (EHN)
365 Sycamore Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90408
Phone: 1-310-454-3716
Email:
[email protected]
Website: www.endhunger.com/
       "Founded by Jeff Bridges in 1983, EHN works to end world hunger through the likes of movie and rock stars. For example, in 1985 EHN helped produce Live Aid which was the "largest broadcast event in history and raised $80 million for victims of famine in Africa."
       This website shows how important this issue is since many movie and rock stars have expressed their interest in helping end world hunger. There is also a link you can click, labeled "Hunger Free America", which will show you the plan EHN and the Entertainment Industry Foundation are following to end hunger in America within the next 5 years. -SNS
       This site is very interactive, which draws the browser right in. It also has the support of many celebrities, which makes the site even more appealing to people who may not be as interested in supporting. There are good stats and facts and ways to find out how your particular state is doing in ending world hunger. -TAL
       I agree. -FRH

       I disagree; this website has certain aspects available to look into and provides facts, but not what they've done to better this hunger issue. -JMH
       Website is, at times, incomplete. Some links cannot be accessed and some data is more than 10 years old. -AA
    
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his site is very informative and it helps people from all over the world to end hunger. Personally, I am happy that movie and rock stars are using their money to help victims of world hunger. -CT

The End Poverty Campaign (host of this website)
165 West 105th Street
New York, New York 10025 (USA)
Phone: 1-212-280-0333

Fax: (please call first): 1-212-280-0336
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.change.net
     Why our president works with us for free when he could earn a big salary at another poverty organization. Explains why this can be the best organization for your support.

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100
Rome, Italy
Phone: (+39-06) 57051
Fax: (+39-06) 570 53152
Email:
[email protected]
Website: www.fao.org/
       "Since its inception, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security."
       This website shows what the FAO does to keep world hunger and poverty rates down through its special programs and activities. The FAO recently hosted the World Food Summit, where a declaration was passed with the goal of reducing the world hunger rate by half by the year 2015 with the help of 182 countries. -SNS
       This site is not strictly about world hunger but it has some interesting information on the topic. -TAL
       This site is available in five languages besides English. -FRH

       FAO has actually made some achievements since their founding's in 1945. -JMH
       FAO is a huge organization, therefore its website presents up to date information on its accomplishments and specify the data offered. -AA
      
This website helps people overcome world hunger and developed a better agriculture. The organization is doing a successful job with helping these countries. They are definitely going to achieve this goal. -CT
       From viewing their website, it is clear that the FAO is determined to keep their agricultural efforts green; there are articles on the genetic resources that are available in forests, and ways to produce less pollution while simultaneously producing more cotton. It's good to see that an organization with the large goal of ending world hunger is still highly concerned with ensuring their efforts are environmentally sound. -HDD

Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
398 60th St.
Oakland, CA 94608
Phone: 1-510-654-4400
Fax: 1-510-654-4551
Email:
[email protected]
Website: www.foodfirst.org/
       "The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First shapes how people think by analyzing the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and developing solutions in partnership with movements working for social change. The purpose of the (organization) is to eliminate the injustices that cause hunger. We implement our strategy through research, analysis and education for action to inspire and mobilize people and their organizations to transform systems and institutions that perpetuate those injustices."
    
  This website allows you to browse through its recent publications and the library for resources on world hunger. You can read about the programs it has implemented to help stop hunger, and you can watch videos. -SNS
       One can subscribe to the Food First newsletter via e-mail. -FRH
      
This institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First has provided agricultural growth and has helped conserve other countries natural resources. -JMH
       They also have an extended database of publications for people interested on the matter. -AA
      This institute eliminates the cause of world hunger in many countries-CT
       This website offers the viewer many ways to follow the institute: they have Facebook and Twitter accounts, and an informative series of videos on YouTube. They also have a selection of non-affiliated books for sale in the Bookstore. -HDD

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The Global Poverty Project
www.globalpovertyproject.com/
       This organization merits a listing, too. We haven't yet fully analyzed their work.

Grameen Bank (GB)
Mirpur, Section-2
Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
Phone: 8802-9005257-68
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.grameen-info.org
       "
Has reversed conventional banking practice by removing the need for collateral and created a banking system based on mutual trust, accountability, participation and creativity. GB provides credit to the poorest of the poor in rural Bangladesh, without any collateral. At GB, credit is a cost effective weapon to fight poverty and it serves as a catalyst in the overall development of socio-economic conditions of the poor who have been kept outside the banking orbit on the ground that they are poor and hence not bankable."
       This site describes the wide success that the bank has been having with its lending process . There is a photo gallery illustrating some of the diverse projects that the bank has sponsored. Annual reports are available for review. -JDH
       This site effectively portrays what Grameen bank accomplishes for poor, needy people in Bangladesh. -FRH
       This Bank has made an effective impact on people with financial problems. -JMH
       Great example for anyone interested in microfinance. -AA
     
This bank attracts many people who have many economic problems and helps to fight and end poverty. -CT

Harvard School of Public Health
Department of Population and International Health
Center for Population and Development Studies
9 Bow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 1-617-495-2021
Fax: 1-617-495-5418
Email:
[email protected]
Website: www.hsph.harvard.edu/
       "The overarching mission of the Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication. Our objectives are to educate leaders, scientists, and professionals in public health; to create new discoveries and new ideas; and to develop new technologies for improving the health of individuals and populations."
       You can research topics on hunger or any other health topic through the school web site or browse through articles on different health issues. You can also view their calendar of events to find out where and when the school holds lectures or discussions on health topics. -SNS
       This site is not devoted to hunger. It is more focused on public health and has little information on hunger. The information, also, is difficult to find. -TAL
       Students can apply for fellowships on this site. -JDH
   
   This website focuses on researching about public health issues. -JMH
       This is a regular website for any schools' public health department. It offers information on themselves as to their main point of focus. -AA
      Their mission is to advance health through learning, discovery and communications and they are striving to become educated leaders, scientist and professionals in public heath. -CT

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The Hunger Site
One Union Square
600 University St., Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101-4107
Phone: 1-206-268-5400
Email:
[email protected], [email protected]
Website: www.thehungersite.com/cgi-bin/WebObjects/CTDSites
      
"The Hunger Site is the world's first "click-to-donate" site where more than 88 million visitors have donated more than 10,000 metric tons of free food to help feed the hungry. They have done this by visiting The Hunger Site daily and simply clicking a button. The donations of staple food, paid for by The Hunger Site's sponsors, are distributed to the world's hunger hot-spots by the United Nations World Food Programme."
       The Hunger Site provides extensive links and information to organizations dealing with world hunger.  The website allows web surfers to donate food for free merely by clicking a button.  Also, check the links on the top for other great sites that allow you to donate to other causes for free.
       By just one click on this web site, a person's life will be saved.  About 24,000 people die of hunger each day and a donation every day can help reduce this number. -SNS
       I agree. -TAL
       You can help to donate even more food by shopping at their website. -JDH

       I agree, this innovative click system is an incredibly easy way to help. It is also a fun way for the average person to help. -FRH
       I agree this site has everything in line from easy access to donations. -JMH
       I also agree. The one-click donation system is tremendously helpful. -AA
     This site is has many visitors in which 88 million people have visited and 10,000 tons of food was given to the poor and that is extremely outstanding and I hope will continue to donate more money or food to people who really need it-CT

InterAction
American Council for Voluntary International Action
1400 16th Street Nw, Suite 210

Washington, DC  20036

Phone: 1-202-667-8227
Fax: 1-202-667-8236
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.interaction.org/
    
  "InterAction is a diverse coalition of more than 165 US-based relief, development, environmental and refugee agencies working in more than 100 countries around the world. InterAction member organizations promote economic development and self-reliance, improve health and education, provide relief to victims of disasters and wars, assist refugees, advance human rights, protect the environment, address population concerns, advocate for more just public policies and increase understanding and cooperation between people."
       The InterAction website  provides information on how the organization helps and how to become a member. There is an e-mail newsletter that is worth signing up for.
       It also has a link for people who wish to volunteer and help fight poverty around the world. -SNS
       There are publications to subscribe to and articles one can read for free. -FRH
       This site gives the opportunity to look into certain projects by subscribing and by participating to their day-to-day projects; They even have policies and campaigns on a variety of issues at hand. -JMH
       A complete "Issue Index" covers their mission and topics. -AA
    
This website promotes economic development, improves health, education, protect the environment and provide treatment and care for victims of disastrous attacks or wars. -CT

Kabissa
Website: http://www.kabissa.org/
       "Kabissa is a volunteer-led non-governmental organization founded in 1999 and organized in the United States as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to help African civil society organizations to put Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to work for the benefit of their communities."

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The Microcredit Summit
750 First Street, NW, Suite 1040
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 1-202-637-9600
Fax: 1-202-637-3566
Email:
[email protected]
Website: www.microcreditsummit.org/
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Our purpose as an assembly is to launch a global movement to reach 100 million of the world's poorest families, especially the women of those families, with credit for self-employment and other financial and business services, by the year 2005."The first Microcredit Summit, held February 2-4, 1997, gathered more than 2,900 people from 137 countries in Washington, DC. They launched a nine-year campaign to reach 100 million of the world’s poorest families, especially the women of those families, with credit for self-employment and other financial and business services by the year 2005. That goal was very nearly reached and in November of 2006 the Campaign was re-launched to 2015 with two new goals:
       This organization uses microcredit to end poverty and economic dependence.  The site is filled with stories of success, but it's difficult to figure out how to get directly involved. -JDH 
       Site is available in French and Spanish; however, it is a bit cumbersome to navigate throughout the site. Also, doesn't explain the concept of microcredit or micro lending clearly. -FRH
   
   This site has a wide range of partnerships and supporters. -JMH
       The organization does a great job explaining microcredit from its basics to list current examples of applying microfinance to relieve poverty. -AA
     This is a organization that helped poor families from 137 different countries and helped end poverty. CT

OXFAM
274 Banbury Rd
Oxford OX2 7DZ
Phone:
0870 333 2700
Email: see website
Website:  www.oxfam.org.uk
       "OXFAM is an international development organization dedicated to creating lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and social injustice around the world. Oxfam provides financial, technical and networking assistance to grassroots groups to support their self-help community development initiatives."

      Browse through different publications and articles on hunger and poverty and find out how you can become involved or donate to the poor. -SNS
       This site clearly shows what Oxfam has accomplished and what one can do to help the cause. -FRH
       OXFAM has a variety of activities that keep the audience satisfied ; They're even located in different countries. -JMH
       OXFAM presents plenty of information on issues related to their mission. One can find a whole range of information from general articles to astonishing statistics. -AA

RESULTSpeople on the boats
750 First Street NE, Suite 1040

Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: 1-202-783-7100
Fax: 1-202-783-2818
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.results.org
       
"A non-profit, grassroots citizen's lobby that identifies sustainable solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty, in our world and in the U.S., and works to generate the resources necessary to make those solutions succeed." The Advocacy to Control Tuberculosis Internationally (ACTION) project is an international partnership of advocates working to mobilize resources to treat and prevent the spread of tuberculosis (TB), a global disease that kills one person every 20 seconds. ACTION's underlying premise is that more rapid progress can be made against the global TB epidemic by building increased support for resources for effective TB control among key policymakers and other opinion leaders in both high TB burden countries (HBCs) and donor countries."
       Committed to ending hunger, this organization enables people to exercise their personal and political power.  This website has information on what the group does as well as giving insight about how to help end poverty by taking action. It provides background information about issues involving poverty today. There are also links to other similar websites.-AA
      
A site with plenty of information that is easy to navigate. -FRH
   
   This site treats and prevents the spread of diseases such as tuberculosis. This deadly disease kills one person every 20 seconds and this organization helps prevent this treatment.-CT
                                                                             
UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)
The United Methodist Church
475 Riverside Dr., Room 330
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 1-212-870-3814
Fax: 1-212-870-3624
Email: [email protected]
Website: gbgm-umc.org/home_page/index.cfm
       "...aiding refugees, providing relief in disaster areas, and confronting the challenge of world hunger and poverty - helping to heal the hurts of humanity in more than 100 countries.
       "Work ranges from providing emergency food, clothing and medical supplies to helping communities work toward permanent changes such as clean water, immunizations, enhanced agriculture and advocacy for appropriate public policies.
The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church, its annual conferences, missionary conferences, and local congregations.  It is organized into eight program areas, the Women's Division, and General Administration."

       This website enables you to read about its emergency response efforts in many areas around the world. You can also peruse news postings from 2000-present. Donations can be sent to this ministry, and UMCOR provides opportunities to volunteer. -SNS

       The site is available in Spanish and Korean. Also there are plenty of inspiring stories of committee members who are making a difference everyday. -FRH
       This site is based on supporting the church and participating on associated grounds they have no ownership let alone no major purpose. -JMH
       Even though the organization belongs to the Methodist church, it should not make as much emphasis on it in order to attract non-Methodist volunteers. -AA
      This organization provides food, clothing and medical supplies to help communities who lives in a poor environment and help them receive clean water, immunizations and enhanced agriculture and advocacy for appropriate public policies. -CT

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United Nations Volunteers
Postfach 260 111
D-53153 Bonn, Germany
Phone: (49 228) 815 2000
Fax: (49 228) 815 2001

Email: inmailto:[email protected]
Website:
www.unv.org/
      
"Created by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states...."The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programmer contributes to peace and development through volunteerism.  UNV is inspired by the conviction that volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and by the idea that everyone can contribute their time and energy towards peace and development. With partners, UNV advocates for volunteerism, integrates volunteerism into development planning and mobilizes volunteers. The enormous potential of volunteerism is an inspiration to UNV and to volunteers around the world."
it is an organization that "supports sustainable human development globally through the promotion of volunteerism and the mobilization of volunteers."
       Provides a wealth of information about the United Nations' various volunteer programs and offers many opportunities to get involved in long-term projects.
    
  Also shows how people can bring peace and development to other communities.  Browse through different publications to find out how you can volunteer. -SNS
       This is a good site to find places to become an office or field volunteer and read up on past experiences of former volunteers. -FRH
       This site has a well rounded variety of corporations, supporters, and  activities that are so easy to look into. -JMH
       I agree with all above. In summary, sound website. -AA
    
This is a well organizes site that strives to develop peace and through out the world. it is basically a site where they strive to unite people through out the world by not fighting and becoming peaceful with each other. -CT

United States Committee for UNICEF
125 Maiden Lane
New York, NY  10038
Phone: 1-800-4UNICEF (1-800-486-4230)
Email: [email protected]
Website:
www.unicefusa.org/
      
"UNICEF promotes the survival, protection and development of children worldwide through fundraising, advocacy and education." Volunteers work "in more than 160 countries and territories providing health care, clean water, improved nutrition, and education to millions of children."  The U.S. Fund for UNICEF was founded in 1947 to support the work of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) by raising funds for its programs and increasing awareness of the challenges facing the world's children. The oldest of 37 national committees for UNICEF worldwide, we are part of a global effort to save, protect and improve children's lives."        
     There are links on how to volunteer and/or donate money to UNICEF.  You can also find out how to support this organization, trick-or-treating being one example.  You can also read and learn more about current UNICEF issues. -SNS

       This organization has plenty to offer and the website is packed with ways for people to get informed and involved. -FRH
       This site has beneficial activities such as getting involved contacting an elected official and keeping a balance on donors and their donations and their commitment. -JMH
      Only website I found where it one can find educational games targeted to younger visitors. -AA
  This is a informed site where people volunteer to promote survival, protection families especially children who need the support and education and a clean environment. -CT

WHES
P.O. Box 29056
Washington, D.C. 20017
Phone: 1-202-269-6322
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.worldhunger.org/
       "The mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, which:

· Inform the community of people interested in issues of hunger and poverty, the public, and policymakers, about the causes, extent, and efforts to end hunger and poverty in the United States and the world;
· Further understanding, which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on hunger and poverty;
· Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions;
· Promote individual and collective commitment to solutions to the hunger and poverty which confront hundreds of millions of the people of the world."

       Helps you learn more about world hunger and the importance of health. You can learn more about hunger through other links, help reduce hunger by volunteering with or donating to any organization listed, and contribute free food. Browse through articles containing the latest news on world hunger. -SNS
    
  I agree. -FRH
       This site has coverage on other countries and their issues as well as depts. that are helping out with the issue of hunger in a variety of countries that need it the most. -JMH
       Somewhat monotonous. Needs more appealing colors. -AA
This site is informative and it sparks interest in issues such as hunger, poverty, economic and political problems and it strives to help families in the best way. -CT   

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WHO
Avenue Appia 20
1211 GENEVA 27
Switzerland
Phone: (+00 41 22) 791 2111
Fax: (+00 41 22) 791 3111
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.who.int/en
    
  "Works to help all people attain the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
       "Also proposes conventions, agreements, regulations and makes recommendations about international nomenclature of diseases, causes of death and public health practices. It develops, establishes and promotes international standards concerning foods and biological, pharmaceutical and similar substances."
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends."  
   
The site provides interesting information regarding current health issues such as AIDS and Tuberculosis.  It describes its current initiatives in eradicating debilitating diseases in addition to its success in ending the smallpox epidemic.  Overall, it is very informative.
       The famous powerhouse of information on world health. -JDH

       This site is available in six languages with a plethora of information that is waiting to be accessed. -FRH
       This site has a wide range of health priorities made for people who want to help and they are putting out their effort on benefiting others health by setting up employee programs local publications/ domestic publications in other countries based on various health issues -they also have a well written constitution on the behalf of their hard work and long history. -JMH
      This is a helpful website where people learn about the different kinds of deadly diseases that is killing many children and adults such as tuberculosis.-CT

World Hunger Year (WHY)
505 Eighth Ave., Suite 2100
New York, NY 10018-6582
Phone: 1-800-5 HUNGRY
Fax: 1-212-465-9274

Email:
[email protected] or [email protected]
Website: www.worldhungeryear.org/
       "Is convinced that solutions to hunger and poverty can be found at the grassroots level. WHY advances long-term solutions to hunger and poverty by supporting community-based organizations that empower individuals and build self-reliance...we envision a world without hunger and poverty. WHY is a leading advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty. WHY challenges society to confront these problems by advancing models that create self-reliance, economic justice, and equal access to nutritious and affordable food."
     Allows you to read about the seven programs WHY has implemented to reduce the levels of hunger and poverty. Browse through its publications; check its calendar of events to find out about upcoming fund raisers. You can get the facts about hunger and poverty and can make donations online as well. -SNS
       The WHY program actually helps countries to prosper by teaching people how to grow plants -they also create opportunities for grassroots organizations. -JMH
       Very informational on how WHY strives in achieving its mission. The website also presents the organization's impact through its active programs and promotes volunteering to develop its work. -AA
   
 This is basically a website where people are convinced to join this organization and envision the world without poverty and no hunger and strive to accomplish that achievement. CT
 

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