Organisations

Organised by

Austrian Red Cross

The Austrian Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, a global humanitarian network with 80 million members, staff and volunteers that assists those in need due to conflict and disasters as well as those facing health or social problems.

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is independent, neutral and impartial. With its national societies in 190 countries it provides humanitarian aid (disaster response and recovery) and development to vulnerable people around the world.

Caritas Austria

Caritas Austria is part of the Caritas International Confederation with over 160 members who are working at the grassroots in almost every country of the world. Caritas is the helping hand of the Catholic Church – reaching out to the poor, vulnerable and excluded, regardless of race, gender or religion. Caritas’ principles of dignity, justice, solidarity and stewardship give essential guidance for its members. The Caritas confederation has been responding to emergencies for more than 60 years. Within their international work, Caritas Austria supports more than 620 projects worldwide – from humanitarian aid operations, development programmes to policy and advocating for a better world for everyone.

Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of neutrality and impartiality.

MSF medical teams often witness violence and neglect in the course of their work, largely in regions that receive scant international attention. At times, MSF may speak out publicly in an effort to bring a forgotten crisis to public attention, to alert the public to abuses occurring beyond the headlines, to criticise the inadequacies of the aid system, or to challenge the diversion of humanitarian aid for political interests.

SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children’s Villages International is the umbrella organisation of the federation of national SOS Children’s Villages associations.

With the invaluable support of our partners, donors and sponsors we help children without parental care and families in difficult living conditions in 134 countries and territories, through services in childcare, education and healthcare.

As a global non-governmental social development organisation we respect all religions and cultures, and we work in countries and communities where our mission can contribute to development. We work in the spirit of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and we promote these rights around the world.

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CARE

CARE was founded in 1945 and is today one of the largest aid organizations in the world.

CARE is currently implementing approximately 900 projects in 94 countries to reach more than 97 million people. 10,000 employees –97% of whom are in the project countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East – are working toward the vision of a world without poverty.

CARE has general consultative status to the United Nations and is politically and religiously independent. Over 97 million people benefit from CARE projects every year.

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe

For 40 years, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe (Austria) has provided humanitarian aid where need is greatest. We support people affected by natural disasters, war and displacement; those who find themselves unable to cope. Our projects are tailored to suit the requirements and situation of those affected, regardless of race, religion and nationality. We aim to assist in a rapid, reliable, sustainable and efficient manner. Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe works in close cooperation with competent local partners in a worldwide network.

Hilfswerk Austria International

Hilfswerk Austria International is an Austrian relief organization that operates worldwide. We provide development cooperation and disaster relief and we have been supporting people in crisis for decades. Together with our beneficiaries we improve living conditions and create new perspectives. We support disadvantaged families in the areas of health, education, social affairs, agriculture and economic development. Hilfswerk Austria International helps people to develop or regain their own potential. We pay particular attention to helping children because they are the once to shape our future.

HOPE’87

HOPE’87 is an Austrian initiative cooperating closely with the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs regarding the support of youth employment projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America as well as in Central- and Eastern Europe. In 12 countries worldwide HOPE’87 is represented by local Country Representatives, who are responsible for locating, supervising and evaluating projects, supporting beneficiaries with the necessary know-how and establishing close working relations with national governments and authorities, NGOs and international organisations and agencies. Special attention is given to humanitarian aid projects such as in flood and earthquake affected Pakistan, earthquake devastated Haiti, monsoon-stricken Bangladesh or earthquake affected Nepal. However, the provision of essential goods, food and non-food items, medical care and activities in the water, sanitarian and hygiene (WaSH) sector are always combined with development activities in order to support an efficient and fast recovery of the local infrastructure within the principle of LRRD (linking relief, rehabilitation and development). Further focus is given to disaster risk reduction ( DRR) and disaster preparedness (DP) measures, especially in the fields of school safety and education in emergencies. HOPE’87 is an accredited partner of ECHO (European Commission Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection Office) and of the Austrian Development Agency- Humanitarian Aid.

Jugend Eine Welt

Jugend Eine Welt – Don Bosco Aktion Austria is an international aid organisation and was founded in 1997. The objective of our non-governmental organisation (NGO) is national and international youth aid together with sustainable development assistance. The project partners, the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) and the Sisters of Don Bosco (FMA), have been operating in more than 130 countries worldwide. Through the support of Jugend Eine Welt the project partners could reach out to more than 80.000 children and young people to have the opportunity of a better future. Jugend Eine Welt, therefore, has a worldwide unique Don Bosco Network available in Asian, African, Latin American and Eastern European countries.

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD

LIGHT FOR THE WORLD is an international organisation specialising in inclusive development. Our goal is an inclusive society that is open to all and leaves no one behind. Founded in Austria 28 years ago, LIGHT FOR THE WORLD started its journey by providing eye healthcare services for blindness prevention in Ethiopia and we now operate 181 programmes in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Southeast Europe which transform the lives of millions of inhabitants worldwide. We focus on prevention and accessible eye care and rehabilitation of blind persons and persons with other disabilities. In 2015 we supported 54,000 children with disabilities and conducted 100,000 eye operations. Our projects reached more than 1.3 million people with disabilities who are living in poverty

World Vision

World Vision is one of the major globally acting humanitarian organizations. Inspired by our Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. We support communities to improve the well-being of children and to overcome poverty.

We are globally positioned to respond rapidly when disaster strikes communities. Our life saving humanitarian action revolves around Response, Recovery and Resilience.

Whenever possible we integrate our emergency relief responses with our development and advocacy activities, to ensure communities receive long-term support, as they recover. World Vision is committed to strengthening the local community’s ability to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. We seek to transform suffering into wellbeing while protecting rights, dignity and livelihoods – with a focus on children.