INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND AID ORGANIZATIONS: Many Development and Aid Organizations are active around the world and are helping to build a better world. SID-Israel selected some of them to familiarize yourself with the topic: Action Against Hunger – With a focus on emergency response, nutrition, water, and healthcare, AAH offers you a way to help end hunger through donations and helping you plan fundraisers. Action Against Hunger is accredited with several awards and is a highly recommended charity. ActionAid works to eradicate poverty through women’s equality, climate change, politics and economy, and emergency services. Their main focus is on women’s rights. With offices in South Africa, Thailand, England, Kenya, Belgium, and Brazil, they offer job and donation opportunities for everyone looking to lend a hand. CARE International is one of the largest NGO in the world. Founded in 1945 to provide humanitarian assistance in Europe, CARE International is now committed to giving support and help to poor families around the world. One of its biggest projects is to bring clean water sources to the poorest villages. The Catholic Relief Service (CRS) has reached over 130 million people in over 100 countries. Though their mission is rooted in Catholic values, CRS operated purely based on need. While they aim to help all who suffer, CRS has a special focus on climate change, human trafficking, and hunger. They offer opportunities in religious, educational, and learning roles. Eldis offers factually based, non-partisan information on international issues ranging from agriculture, to HIV, to trade policy. Their database includes up-to-date research from over 8,000 publishers. They also offer job search services, insight on key issues, and ways to get involved. Knowledge is power, and Eldis wants to offer you the purest information available. The Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) is dedicated to eradicating malnutrition throughout the world by improving information exchanges on the field. Composed of management experts, researchers and academics, the ENN brings innovative solutions to malnutrition. Food for the Hungry is active in more than 20 countries in the world to fight against all forms of poverty. Motivated by Christian values, Food for the Hungry nevertheless advocates for marginalized people without distinction through relief programs. Idealist is a powerful search engine that will match you with the perfect, job, internship, volunteer opportunity, and more. With over 300,000 opportunities, you are bound to find the ideal position to fit your needs while helping those in need. InterAction is a coalition of International NGOs and partners. Its main goal is to coordinate the actions of the NGOs to provide a better answer to emergency crisis. InterAction promotes human rights and a sustainable development throughout the world. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) provides emergency relief to populations suffering from wars and conflicts. Based on the Geneva Convention of 1949, the ICRC brings humanitarian assistance all around the world. The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a massive organization that works to recover lost livelihoods due to disasters and crises. IRC focuses on economic wellbeing, education, empowerment, health, safety, and women. They are always bettering their organization with future goals and high levels of donor transparency. In addition, they offer jobs, volunteer opportunities, and corporate partnerships. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) was established in 1951 as part of the United Nations to ensure support to migrants around the world. The IOM works in cooperation with States and provides them knowledge about the benefits of migrants in a society. The intergovernmental organization also carries out emergency relief for migrants in need. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medically focused humanitarian organization. They aim to fill the gap in healthcare coverage, especially in times of conflict, epidemics, and disasters. They work in 72 countries and had over 460 active projects in 2017 alone. They offer several job opportunities. Mercy Corps (MC) carries out humanitarian assistance across 40 countries in which they help to face the toughest challenges. Their main fields action are the eradication of poverty and the help to oppressed populations by relying mainly on local populations. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization working with governments, policy makers and citizens to promote liberal economic policies. The OECD participates to international development by co-operation between its members. The organization also proposes an Internship Program to give successful candidates an opportunity to improve their analytical and technical skills. Oxfam works towards the umbrella goal of alleviating poverty. They work at the grassroots level to help people help themselves through promoting development. Women’s rights, advocating for fair wages, climate change, and sustainable markets are a few ways that Oxfam targets and works to eradicate poverty. They offer opportunities for you through volunteer opportunities, campaigning, and fundraising. Oxfam is also incredibly transparent with disclosing how every donation is utilized. RedR – People and skills for disaster relief – works towards the goal of bettering the field of humanitarian aid by providing highly qualified personnel to respond to crises. They have branches in Australia, Malaysia, India, the UK, and Indonesia to better assist global emergencies. They offer several avenues to help out with their mission as an association under Swiss law, governed by the General Assembly. Refugees International advocates for medical and human rights assistance to displaced people. As a totally independent body, Refugees International works freely to ensure a better life to suffering populations. Save the Children focuses on maintaining children’s rights, solidifying child protection, and eradicating child poverty. They have an expansive network that reaches the entire globe with teams working on key issues affecting children. Donations, fundraising, and volunteering are a few opportunities that can help Save the Children. UNICEF is one of the main international organization working for the well-being of children and adults all over the world. Following its mantra: Every child has the right to grow up in a safe and inclusive environment, UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to defend children’s rights. ISRAELI DEVELOPMENT AND AID ORGANIZATIONS: If you want to get engaged in Israel, here are some associations working with SID-Israel: The Arab-Jewish Center for Empowerment, Equality and Cooperation Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Economic Development (AJEEC-NISPED) is an organization composed of Arabs and Jews, working together for peace-bulding and promoting socio-economic development. Ashoka – Israel is active in 90 countries all over the world in which the organization promotes development through three main pillars: Social Entrepreneurship, Empathy and Young Changemaking and Organizing for Changemaking. The Carmel Center provides medical care in Israel while promoting an interreligious dialogue. The association welcomes many volunteers, from Israel and abroad. Eye From Zion carries out medical humanitarian missions in Israel and abroad. The association, created in 2007, provides free medical assistance all over the world, instruction and guidance to medical teams in developing countries and delivers a message of hope through the values of the Jewish people. The Hotline for Refugees and Migrants is an Israeli humanitarian organization advocating for the rights of refugees, migrants’ workers and victims of human trafficking. They provide client advocacy and public sensibilization to ensure human rights of migrants in Israel. Magen David Adom is a medical organization providing health care in Israel but also abroad to populations in need. MDA provides programmes of emergency life savings in which they will teach you the basis of medical assistance in emergency situations. MASHAV is Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its main goal is to share Israeli innovations and technologies with developing countries in order to promote economic development. Natan – The Israeli Network for International Disaster Relief – carries out medical, psychological and educational assistance to populations in need experiencing emergency situations. Tevel B’tzedek carries out humanitarian missions in Nepal. The NGO provides educational assistance, agricultural tools and public health and promotes women’s empowerment in communities in need. The Tamar Golan Africa Centre is part of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Its goal is to deepen Israeli knowledge on Africa. Through theoretical and field researches, the Tamar Golan African Centre gives young Israelis an opportunity to better understand the fastest-growing region of the world. Weitz Center for Sustainable Development provides its knowledge to international agencies, governments, communities, civil society and private sector entities to help them engage their sustainable transition.