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Famine in Somalia

Oxfam International has an article about famine in Somalia.

From the article: "The UN announcement of famine in Somalia is both a wake-up call to the scale of this disaster, and a wake-up call to the solutions needed to limit death-from-hunger now and in the future. "

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Added by William J. Welte on July 8, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Child mortality rates continue to decline

According to a Huffington Post article, child mortality rates are down, due to a variety of factors.

From the article: "Improvements in child and maternal health care have saved the lives of some 90 million children around the world since 1990. According to the United Nations' Children's Fund (UNICEF), the number of children under the age of five dying of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 7, 2014 at 2:06pm — No Comments

ANERA

ANERA is an aid an humanitarian organization working towards improving the lives of those in the Middle East.

From the website: "American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) advances the well-being of people in the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon and Jordan. Through partnerships and close consultation with local groups and communities, ANERA responds to economic, health and educational needs with sustainable solutions and also delivers humanitarian aid during…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 5, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

AMREF USA

AMREF USA is a 4-star non-profit on Charity Navigator and is the "... largest African-led health development organization on the continent, providing training and health services to over 30 countries in Africa."

From the website: "...Amref Health Africa now primarily delivers preventative, community-based health care.  With a focus on women and children, we manage a full range of medical and public health programs tackling the most critical health challenges…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 4, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Alternative Gifts International

Alternative Gifts International is a 3-star rated charity on Charity navigator that offers a catalog of "alternative" gifts for shoppers to choose from, including things like a loving home for orphans in Mexico, or to rescue young girls from sex trafficking around the world. 

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Added by William J. Welte on July 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)

The American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA) is a 4-star rated charity on Charity Navigator that has issued an urgent appeal regarding the humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

From the website: "Delayed seasonal rains coupled with continuing conflict in southern Somalia are affecting the lives of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 3, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

American Refugee Committee

The American Refugee Committee is a 4-star rated non-profit on Charity navigator working to provide support for refugees, displaced persons, and the communities that host them.

Mission statement: "ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 2, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

MEENA

Lucy Liu has written a blog post for Nicholas Kristof's blog about Meena, a film she directed that is "based on the first chapter of Nick and Sheryl’s book Half The Sky: Turning Oppression Into…

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Added by William J. Welte on July 1, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

American Jewish World Service

American Jewish World Service is a 3-star rated non-profit organization working to help people across the world.

From the website: "We pursue lasting change by providing financial support to local grassroots and global human rights organizations working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing American Jews and others in the U.S. to advocate for policies that will benefit people in the developing world."

The website currently has…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 30, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Alliance for Children Everywhere

Alliance for Children Everywhere is a Christian non-profit with a four-star rating on Charity Navigator. The organization works to care for and protect children everywhere. 

From the website: "In Zambia Africa, ACE operates two rescue homes for abandoned infants, orphans and young children in crisis. We provide assistance to extended families, advocate for adoption, provide infant formula to babies at risk of abandonment or starvation, and offer free Christian education to…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 29, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

American Leprosy Missions

American Leprosy Missions is a 3-star rated non-profit on Charity Navigator working to help those affected by leprosy.

From the website: "American Leprosy Missions exists to serve as a channel of Christ’s love to persons affected by leprosy and related diseases, helping them to be healed in body and spirit and restored to lives of dignity and hope."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 28, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Boy saving for videogame system buys fire detectors instead

After seeing a news report about a mother and daughter who died in a house fire, 9-year-old Hector Montoya decided to spend his saved money differently, according to a KTLA article. The article refers to Hector's fundraiser "Hector's Detectors."

Consider donating a fire detector to keep others safe.

Added by William J. Welte on June 28, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments

ADRA International

ADRA International is a four-star rated charity working on many different missions in many different parts of the world.

From the website: "ADRA is dedicated to protecting the vulnerable all over the world. We protect children who are sold as sex workers, advocate for women who must fight for the opportunity to learn to read, and defend the millions of minorities and others around the world who suffer in silence."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 27, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

Take the WFP World Cup quiz and feed a child

The World Food Programme is offering a world cup quiz to test your knowledge of the international event, and the opportunity to feed a hungry child.

From the donate page: "A daily school meal has the power to give a child the chance at a better future. The World Food Programme is committed to ensuring more children around the world get that chance."

Added by William J. Welte on June 27, 2014 at 6:11am — No Comments

American Himalayan Foundation

The American Himalayan Foundation is a 3-star rated non-profit organization that works to better the lives of  including healthcare, education, anti-trafficking measures, and cultural preservation efforts. 

From the website: "We build schools and much more (building is the easy part).  We train and fund teachers; supply the tools for learning: books, blankets, even volleyballs!; build and furnish school hostels - whatever is needed to make sure kids can actually get an…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 26, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Africare

"Africare is a Four-Star Rated, African-American founded development organization that improves the quality of life of people in Africa."

From their website: "Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to millions of beneficiaries across the African continent."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 26, 2014 at 8:27am — No Comments

All God's Children

All God's Children is a four-star rated charity that runs orphan care and placement programs.

From the website: "All God’s Children International is a non-profit Christian orphan care agency established in 1991. With an unwavering commitment to orphans, AGCI provides the care, love, safety and hope each child deserves. Through orphan prevention, orphan care and adoption, AGCI works to see every child grow up in the arms of a loving family."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 23, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lend on Kiva for free

For a limited time, you can lend money to those in need through the lending platform Kiva, thanks to a generous donor.

From the email:"Right now, and until June 30, if you tell a friend about Kiva they get $25 to make a loan for free, thanks to a generous donor! And, even better, when your friend makes a loan, you'll also receive a $25 bonus to lend to the borrower of your choice."

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Added by William J. Welte on June 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship is a 3-star rated non-profit on Charity Navigator. The organization works to better the world's healthcare by training professionals and developing leaders.

From the website: "The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 21, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

Aid for Aids International

Aid for AIDS International is a non-profit organization working to bring AIDS medication to those who need it around the world.

From the website: "AID FOR AIDS (AFA) operates the largest HIV Medicine Recycling Program in the world. AFA’s HIV Medicine Recycling Program recovers unused, unexpired life-saving medication that otherwise would have been wasted and then re-distributes it to those without access in developing countries through the AIDS Treatment Access…

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Added by William J. Welte on June 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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