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Humanitarian Assistance

The most relevant websites for Humanitarian & Development Studies

AusAID works with non-government organisations (NGOs) to maximise the impact and reach of Australian aid. A list of accredited NGOs can be found via AusAID.

Intrac provides consultancy and research services to organisations involved in international development and relief.
Try the resource link for downloadable reports & papers, including policy briefing papers.

Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to support sustainable economic growth, boost employment, raise living standards, maintain financial stability, assist other countries' economic development, and contribute to growth in world trade.

UNESCO promotes international co-operation among its 193 Member States and six Associate Members in the fields of education, science, culture and communication.

United Nations
According to its Charter, the UN has four purposes: to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international problems and in promoting respect for human rights; and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations.

World Health Organization
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.

World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.