Humanitarian Causes

admin on December 30th, 2010

The “Open Door” is a soup kitchen run by a church in nearby Winsted.  I used to take youth fellowship groups there on Thanksgiving to help out.  That’s one reason I bring them up, to encourage others to seek out their local soup kitchen and either volunteer or donate.  The need is great and so […]

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admin on September 23rd, 2010

As a British charity, I do not know what Solar Aid’s program efficiency is.  I do know their purpose, using solar energy to help impoverished communities become more self-sufficient.  In my view this is the best type of humanitarian cause, one that permanently addresses the quality of life of a community.  Sufficiency is an important […]

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admin on September 22nd, 2010

The compensation for the CEO of CARE is more than three times the compensation for the CEO of Doctors Without Borders.  What gives?  Here’s a yet to be tested hypothesis. CARE has more strings attached to established institutions, receiving much greater support from government than Doctors Without Borders.  When you are the CEO of a […]

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admin on September 17th, 2010

Humanitarian responses and humanitarian issues roll off the tongue easily.  Those words connect together in conversations about humanitarian causes.  Humanitarian communities sounds more made up because, well, it is.  I’m defining a humanitarian community as a geographically defined social group that seeks to maximize the minimum standards of living for all. Communalism, such as with […]

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admin on September 16th, 2010

A second type of humanitarian organization are those that address humanitarian issues.  Think of humanitarian response organizations as those that react to acute catastrophes that occur.  Humanitarian issue organizations tackle chronic problems and proactively work towards a better world. There is serious overlap between these two types of organizations, a problem faced by many typologies.  […]

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admin on September 15th, 2010

Last week I started posting information on humanitarian organizations.  I have a typology for the three basic goals of what I consider to be humanitarian organizations.  To date I provided information only on organizations involved in the category of humanitarian responses. This is the largest category of humanitarian organizations (in my typology), corresponding to the […]

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admin on September 9th, 2010

I mentioned Doctors Without Borders in the last post on Humanitarian Efforts.  Here are their details. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS Mission Doctors Without Borders, USA (DWB-USA) was founded in 1990 in New York City to raise funds, create awareness, recruit field staff, and advocate with the United Nations and US government on humanitarian concerns. Doctors Without […]

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admin on September 8th, 2010

Well, this is only the second entry for humanitarian efforts and already I’ve encountered problems with the selection process.  Charity Navigator is one of the resources I used, particularly for the efficiency data.  Yet they also rate organizations according to their capacity.  This is a formula for concentrating resources, though I’m sure not intentionally on […]

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admin on September 7th, 2010

This begins a new feature for this site, acquainting people with ongoing humanitarian efforst.  I’ll begin with the organization I’ll be working with when Cindy and I walk across the country for the longest CROP Hunger Walk, raising funds for eliminating poverty.  Church World Service sponsors the 2000+ “normal” CROP Hunger Walks.  Here are their […]

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