Recently in geography, we’ve been studying refugees and organizations that help people in need. I find it to be a really important topic and actually quite enjoy the classes right now (and if you know me, you’d know that I hate geography!). So I started to do a bit of research on a few charities.
As it’s almost Christmas and it’s all about giving, I was really excited to make this post! I currently have no money (oops) and I’m only getting my monthly allowance in January….which means I’m going to try and donate around New Year. But I still wanted to write this for people that plan on donating this holiday!
I’ve expressed this a few times but I’m planning on studying human rights (well that’s my current plan). I really want to be able to help people later and these organisations really interest me. Unfortunately, so many people are living in poverty, abusive households, a country in war and so many other horrible things. Donating to a charity is the least I (and lot’s of other people) can do.
“The next steps of our journey will depend on our willingness to adapt to the changing world around us… to infuse equity throughout our programmes… and to find new ways to realize the rights – and brighten the futures – of the most disadvantaged children around the world”. Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
UNICEF promotes the rights and well-being of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
In all of its work, UNICEF takes a life-cycle based approach, recognizing the particular importance of early childhood development and adolescence. UNICEF programmes focus on the most disadvantaged children, including those living in fragile contexts, those with disabilities, those who are affected by rapid urbanization and those affected by environmental degradation.
UNICEF was created with a distinct purpose in mind: to work with others to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease and discrimination place in a child’s path. We advocate for measures to give children the best start in life because proper care at the youngest age forms the strongest foundation for a person’s future.[source; UNICEF]
When disaster strikes Oxfam’s priority is to start saving lives, then to help people come back stronger.
We make sure people can get clean water to drink and decent sanitation. We provide help for people to get food and the essentials they need to survive and ensure the most vulnerable are kept safe from harm.
We support them in being better prepared to cope with shocks and uncertainties and we help rebuild communities to come back stronger from disaster and to face the future on their own terms. We’re responding to emergencies around the world right now.[source: Oxfam]
Right now, the world’s poorest people do not have access to safe water, sanitation or hygiene. This crisis is ruining lives and holding back development.
WaterAid’s mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
© WaterAid/ Anna Kari
Through our partners in Africa, Asia and the Pacific region, we reached 2 million people with safe water and 3 million people with sanitation last year.
Everything we do is shaped by our six values:
You can help us reach everyone everywhere by 2030 with safe water, sanitation and hygiene.
Find out more about WaterAid or make a regular donation to support our work here.[source: WaterAid]
The ICRC responds quickly and efficiently to help people affected by armed conflict. We also respond to disasters in conflict zones, because the effects of a disaster are compounded if a country is already at war. Emergencies are unpredictable, so our rapid deployment capability is hugely important.[source: ICRC]
There are so many more foundations that help people all around the world. Here’s an amazing link with a lot of other charities and things you can do this holiday.
If you can, then please please please donate or help in any way. It may be small but a lot of small drops make an ocean and if we all do something small, it can, maybe, make a difference.
Lot’s of love,