The International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is one of the largest providers of
humanitarian aid in Sudan and has worked there for more than 20 years. The
IRC delivers vital services to victims of the Darfur crisis in Darfur and
across the border in Chad, including critical health care, water and
sanitation services, education for children and specialized programs for
vulnerable women. Former ER star George Clooney and his father Nick
recently traveled with the International Rescue Committee to visit IRC aid
programs in Chad and Sudan and to interview some of the people who fled the
Darfur crisis. The IRC toll-free support line is 1 -877- REFUGEE.
Human Rights First
Human Rights First is a leading human rights advocacy organization based in
New York City and Washington, DC. Since 1978, we have worked in the United
States and abroad to create a secure and humane world - advancing justice,
human dignity, and respect for the rule of law. All of our activities are
supported by private contributions. They accept no government funds.
Save Darfur Coalition
The violence in Sudan's Darfur region has been highlighted in recent and upcoming episodes of ER. To learn more about the crisis -- and find simple, yet powerful ways take action -- visit the Save Darfur Coalition.
Oxfam has been working in Sudan for more than 20 years. In Darfur, one of the poorest and most isolated regions in the western part of the country, we have traditionally worked in partnership with rural communities helping them to improve their water supplies, sanitation, and agricultural methods.
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized.
ADL fights hatred, extremism and terrorism. Their goal: to make the world a safer place.
Doctors Without Borders
In accordance with universal medical ethics and the right to humanitarian assistance, MSF [Doctors Without Borders] observes strict neutrality and impartiality, and demands full and unhindered freedom in performing its functions. When medical assistance is not enough to save lives, MSF will speak out against human rights abuses and violations of humanitarian law its teams witness while providing medical relief. Also, to increase awareness of humanitarian issues, MSF carries out public education projects on behalf of populations in danger. It also publishes Populations in Danger, a periodic report on the world's most acute humanitarian crises.
CeaseFire Chicago is a partnership between community-based organizations, residents, clergy, law enforcement, business and civic leaders, and corporate and philanthropic organizations. Together, these diverse groups focus on a single goal: to reduce violence in all forms in targeted CeaseFire Zones within Chicago.
The American Stroke Association
Visit the American Stroke Association at www.StrokeAssociation.org for potentially lifesaving information about stroke and to learn the warnings signs. You can also find information about life after stroke on the American Stroke Association Web site.
The MISS Foundation
Experiencing the death of a child? The MISS Foundation can help.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed materials that will help patients choose wisely when it comes to their health care. Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHRQ is leading the Government's efforts to reduce medical errors and improve the quality of health care in America. The website includes tips for using prescription medication, getting medical tests, planning for surgery and talking with your doctor.
The American Social Health Association
The American Social Health Association website has accurate facts and information about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, HIV, herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and other related conditions. Included are links to the National STD Hotline: (800)227-8922 or (800) 342-2437. By calling the hotline, individuals can speak to Health Communication Specialists who answer calls about prevention, risk, treatment and other concerns on more than 20 sexually transmitted diseases.
March of Dimes: Premature Babies
Prematurity is a silent crisis in America. The March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign is a five-year, $75 million research, awareness and education campaign to help families have healthier babies.
The Foundation Fighting Blindness
The urgent mission of The Foundation Fighting Blindness is to find the causes, treatments, preventions, and cures for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
Macula Vision Research Foundation
The Foundation's mission is to find the cause, prevention, treatment, and cure for macula vision diseases with the goal of saving sight and to provide public support and education about the disease.
International Red Cross
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.
International Medical Corps
International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.