Medical Teams International is a member of a group of Christian humanitarian agencies known as Integral Alliance. The alliance consists of more than 20 members from all over the world who partner together periodically to respond to disasters and crises. Learn more about each of the alliance members below, and visit the Integral Alliance website for more information.
Founded in 1991, Cedar Fund is a Hong Kong charity established by local Christians.
In the form of charitable funds, Cedar Fund supports more than 100 Christian charitable organizations overseas and implements more than 80 poverty alleviation development and rescue projects every year, so that the poor can not only have food and clothing, but also live out the dignity that God bestows on everyone.
Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to ending poverty one community at a time. FH respects the local culture and customs and honors the dignity of all people. FH serves without regard to race, creed or nationality serving and on the basis of need alone. Recognizing that each community faces unique challenges as well as advantages, FH is committed to an integrated, sustainable approach to community development. The FH model is anchored with consistent child-focused sponsorship funding and complemented through grants to reach sustainable targets of a healthy community.
Integra was formed in 1995 and has been involved in East Africa for ten years and Eastern Europe for almost 20 years. Integra is motivated by God’s call to bring justice to the poor. Through child sponsorship, Fair Trade businesses, and enterprise development, we provide opportunities for people to climb out of poverty. Integra began initially to develop a response capacity with the post-election violence in Kenya in early 2008.
Founded in 2004, International Health Partners (IHP) is the largest coordinator of donated medical product in Europe with a strong network of healthcare industry donors. IHP responds rapidly to humanitarian disasters, supports long-term healthcare development projects, and equips doctors with supplies for short-term medical missions.
Medair is a humanitarian organization inspired by Christian faith to relieve human suffering in some of the world’s most remote and devastated places.
“We bring relief and recovery to people in crisis, regardless of race, creed or nationality. As signatories of the International Committee of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, we believe that aid should be given to everyone who is in need, and not be used to further a particular political, social or religious viewpoint. Our first and last considerations are the needs of the people we serve. We save lives in emergencies and then stay to help people recover from crisis with dignity—working side by side with communities to leave a lasting impact. We do whatever it takes to bring relief where it’s needed most.”
Mission East is an international relief and development organization founded in Denmark in 1991. Mission East provides emergency assistance after disasters, works to improve long-term living conditions for communities struggling with poverty, and advocates for the inclusion of marginalized groups such as people with disabilities.
SEL France is a protestant organization for international solidarity. Its goal is to improve the lives of people and populations living in situations of poverty in developing countries.
Tearfund Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world. Its motivation comes from the belief that God loves all people and in Christ offers them the opportunity of a new life. Tearfund Australia believe that God is just and has particular care for the poor and those who suffer as victims of injustice.
Tearfund Belgium aims to enable communities and individuals to break out of the poverty spiral. It seeks to achieve this by supporting existing community structures. Development relevance and partnership are the guiding principles to achieve the overall objective.
In 2008, Tearfund Ireland was launched as an independent charity. As a sister organization, Tearfund Ireland works closely with Tearfund in the UK, sharing their vision and values and benefiting from their considerable experience and expertise.
Tearfund Netherlands brings people together in the fight against poverty and injustice. Tearfund Netherlands’ partnership in its international work is with implementing organizations. In relief, it supports three stages: emergency relief, reconstruction and rehabilitation, and disaster preparedness and mitigation.
Tearfund New Zealand works in unique partnerships with local indigenous agencies, enabling partners to meet the needs of the community and empowering people to become self-reliant. To this end, Tearfund New Zealand is community centered, participatory in approach, works with minimal expatriate support, has a rights-based approach to development, strengthens local partner capacity, and is concerned with long-term sustainability.
TearFund Switzerland is a Christian relief and development agency. Together with local Christian partner organizations in southern hemisphere countries, TearFund Switzerland supports and empowers families in need through education, community health, and livelihood support.
Tearfund UK is an international Christian relief and development agency. It works directly in response to disasters and works in collaboration with effective partners in more than 50 countries around the world.
Transform Aid International (TAI) partners with like-minded agencies overseas to empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty, challenge injustice, and build resilience. Additionally, TAI partners with Christians and churches in Australia, particularly those from the Baptist movement, in generous giving, ethical consumption, courageous advocacy, and faithful prayer in order to achieve justice for people living in poverty.
Baptist World Aid Australia is a member of the Transform Aid International Group, an affiliated Agency of Australian Baptist Ministries.
World Concern partners to transform the lives of poor and marginalized people through sustainable community development and disaster response. The love of Christ compels World Concern to pursue reconciliation and equip those it serves so that they may in turn share with others.
World Relief is a global, humanitarian relief and development organization that stands with the vulnerable and partners with local churches to end the cycle of suffering, transform lives, and build sustainable communities. With over 70 years of experience, World Relief specializes in refugee and immigration services and works in 20 countries worldwide through disaster response, health and child development, economic development, and peacebuilding.
Initially a disaster response, relief, and adoption agency, World Renew expanded its focus in 1979 to include community development and eventually merged a third focus, justice education, into its vision and mission. Today, World Renew is a well-established and experienced binationally-based Christian organization in the U.S. and Canada with a reputation for innovative and sustainable grass-roots development and disaster response and rehabilitation work in developing countries around the world.
Based in The Netherlands, ZOA is an international relief and recovery organization supporting vulnerable people affected by violent conflicts and natural disasters in fragile states by helping them to realize dignified and resilient lives.
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