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International & National Relief Agencies & Christian Missions

 
Baylor now has a family nurse practitioner program with an emphasis on missions. Contact us at Baylor School of Nursing Home Site Also contact us with additional links/agencies. Click here for missions
 
Action Against Hunger
875 Avenue of the Americas
NY, NY 10001
Phone 212.967.5480
www.aah-usa.org
 
American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: 1-888-588-2372
www.afsc.org
 
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
711 Third Avenue 10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: 1-212-885-0832
1-212-885-0889
www.jdc.org
 
American Red Cross International Response Fund
P.O. Box 37243
Washington, DC 20013
Telephone: 1-800-HELP-NOW
Spanish: 1-800-257-7575
www.redcross.org
 
American Refugee Committee
2344 Nicollet Ave S. Suite 350
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Telephone: 1-612-872-7060
 
Baptist World Aid
6733 Curran Street
McLean, VA 22101-3804
Telephone: (703) 790-8980
www.bwanet.org
 
Brother's Brother Foundation/Nicaragua
1501 Reedsdale St., Suite 3005
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-2341
Telephone: (412) 321-3160
 
CARE
151 Ellis Street N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303-2426
Telephone: 1-800-235-7385
www.care.org
 
Catholic Relief Services
P.O. Box 17090
Baltimore, MD 21203-7090
Telephone: 1-800-235-2772
www.catholicrelief.org
 
Childreach
155 Plan Way
Warwich, RI 02886-1099
Telephone: 1-800-556-7918
 
Christian Children's fund
2821 Emerywood Parkway
P.O. Box 26484
Richmond, VA 23261-6484
Telephone: 1-800-776-6767
www.christianchildrensfund.org
 
Christian Medical and Dental Society
PO Box 7500
Bristol, TN 37621-7500
Phone 423.844.1000
www.cmds.org
 
Church World Service
28606 Phillips Street
P.O. Box 968
Elkhart, Indiana 46515
Telephone: 1-800-297-1516, Ext. 222
www.churchworldservice.org
 
 
Doctors Without Borders
6 East 39th Street., 8th
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 1-888-312-0392
www.dwb.org
 
Feed the Children
Box 36
Oklahoma City, OK 73101
Telephone: 1-800-328-2122
 
Food for the Hungry International
7729 E. Greenway Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Telephone: 1-800-2-HUNGER
www.fh.org
 
International Medical Corps
11500 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 506
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Telephone: 1-800-481-4462
www.imc-la.org
 
International Orthodox Christian Charities
Box 630225
Baltimore, MD 21263
Telephone: 1-410-243-9820
www.iocc.org
 
International Rescue Committee
122 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10168
Telephone: 877-REFUGEE
www.intrescom.org
 
Lutheran World Relief
Church Street Station
P.O. Box 6186
New York, NY 10277-1738
Telephone: 1-800-597-5972
 
Map International
2200 Glynco Parkway
P.O. Box 215000
Brunswick, GA 31521-5000
Telephone: 1-800-225-8550
www.map.org
 
Mercy Corps International
3030 S.W. First Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Telephone: (503) 796-6827
www.mercycorps.org
 
Mercy Ships
PO Box 2020
Garden Valley, TX
Phone 800.772.7747
www.mercyships.org
 
Oxfam America
Central America Relief Fund
26 West Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02111
Telephone: 1-800-77OXFAM
www.oxfam.org
 
Partners of the Americas
1424 K Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Telephone: (202) 628-3300
 
Peace Corps
1111 20th Street NW
Washington, DC 20526
Phone 800.424.8580
www.peacecorps.gov
 
Salvation Army World Service Office
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22313
Telephone (703) 684-5528
 
Save the Children
Hurricane Mitch Emergency Appeal
P.O. Box 975-M
54 Wilton Road
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Telephone: 1-800-243-5075
www.savethechildren.org
 
Texas Baptist Men - Disaster Relief
Baptist General Convention of Texas
333 N. Washington
Dallas, TX 75246
(214) 828-5100
 
U.J.A. Federations of North America
111 Eighth Ave. Suite 11E
New York, NY 10011-5201
Telephone: 1-212-566-8610
 
United Methodist Committee on Relief
475 Riverside Drive, Room 330
New York, NY 10115
Telephone: (212) 870-3816
 
World Concern
19303 Fremont Ave. North
Seattle, Wash. 98133
Telephone: (800) 755-5022
www.worldconcern.org
 
World Relief
P.O. Box WRC
Department 3
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
Telephone: 1-800-535-5433
www.worldrelief.org
 
World Vision
P.O. Box 9716
Federal Way, Washington 98063-9716
Telephone: 1-888-511-6565
www.worldvision.org
 
Missions (Thanks to Chandra Marriott, Meghan O'Mahoney, Amy Turner, and Jennifer Wheaton)

Protestant Long Term Missions (>2 years)

 
http://www.guyana-missions.org/ See the results of medical help reaching the South American country of Guyana. Personal phone numbers and e-mail addresses given so you can get involved. Includes nurse's Supplies Packing list.

http://www.partnersinprogress.org/ Medical missions opportunities listed by country.

http://www.emmf.com/dompics.htm Episcopal medical missions. Includes statistics for South America and the Caribbean.

http://www.medicalmissions.com/ Christian medical missions organization.

http://www.cureinternational.com/ Assemblies of God church planting and medical help. List of upcoming trips.

http://healnation.org/ Christian medical mission organization whose purpose is to serve underdeveloped communittees. Personal contacts available.

http://www.iugm.org/ Lists resources (by Texas city)for information to get involved.

http://www.sim.org/relief.html Christian medical missions opportunities

http://www.globalmission.org/megamenu.htm Megamenu of missions opportunities. Something for everyone.

http://www.cmds.org/domestic.htm Medical missions opportunities within the U.S.

 

Protestant Short Term Missions (2 weeks to 2-3 years)

http://www.missionaryventures.org/us_team.htm Details on short term missions.

http://jps.net/rodg/medical.htm Short term mission opportunities

 

Cultural Issues in Healthcare

http://www.hslib.washington.edu/clinical/ethnomed/ Ethnomed Excellent site from Washington University + covers several cultures, detailed discussions, materials in several languages
http://www.health.qld.gov.au/hssb/cultdiv/cultdiv/home.htm A site similar to the one on which this manual is based. More populations are covered. Excellent work from our friends in Australia!
http://www.sunyit.edu/library/culturedmed/contact/index.html CultureMed has information on refugee populations + many links
http://www.DiversityRx.org/ Newer site - general orientation

Other Health Related Sites

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/PubMed/ PubMed: To me, the easiest, most comprehensive data base with abstracts of articles
http://igm.nlm.nih.gov/ Grateful Med: Easy to use data base with abstracts of articles
http://www.who.int/ World Health Organization site
http://www.cdc.gov/ Centers for Disease Control - links to Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (a vital resource for communicable and other diseases)+ up-to-date information on health issues.
http://www.baylor.edu/~Nursing/reflinks.html Baylor's links to searching medical and nursing literature: Very useful with many means of finding data. You won't need any more than this
http://www.oxfamamerica.org/international.htm Oxfam's site
http://www2.healthnet.org/MGS/ Medicine and Global Survival - a large site with focus on justice and related issues as they apply to health
http://venus.census.gov/cdrom/lookup Census Lookup - 1990 Census data
http://www.fedstats.gov More government statistics - from 70 agencies
http://www.os.dhhs.gov/progorg/ophs/index.html US Department of Health and Human Services home page: From here you can access the Office of Minority Health, Public Health Service, Refugee Health, etc.
http://www.healthfinder.gov/search.htm Healthfinder: Extensive site - diseases, treatments, etc.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress site - has extensive "Country Studies"
http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/ CIA World Factbook - Excellent source of information on countries of the world

General Refugee Sites

http://www.baylor.edu/~Charles_Kemp/refugee_health.htm The site on which this book (contact Texas Dept of Health for hard copy) - updated regularly
http://www.archq.org/ American Refugee Committee
http://www.elca.org/dcs/lirs.html Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
http://www.irsa-uscr.org/rv/rv.html Refugee Voices
http://www.jvs-boston.org/ Refugee Web
http://www.irsa-uscr.org/ Immigration & Refugee Services of America
http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/jrsindex.htm Journal of Refugee Studies (abstracts of articles)
http://www.oup.co.uk/jnls/list/refqtl/ Refugee Survey Quarterly (very brief abstracts of articles). Primarily of interest to people in refugee administration.
http://www.state.gov/www/global/prm/index.html U.S. State Department Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
http://www.unhcr.ch/ UNHCR
http://www.icrc.ch/unicc/icrcnews.nsf/DocIndex/home_eng?OpenDocument ICRC
http://wwwnotes.reliefweb.int/ International updates, maps, jobs, links - Go there
http://www.christianrelief.org/ Christian Relief Services
http://www.refugees.org/ U.S. Committee for Refugees home page
http://198.139.157.2/units/umcor/refugees.html United Methodist Committee on Relief + links
http://www.immigration-usa.com/ Information on immigration to U.S.

Torture and Related

Survivors International: Highly recommended. Gives specific information on torture and treatment of victims. http://www.survivorsintl.org/
RAINN: is a 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The toll-free hotline is: 1-800-656-HOPE. The Website has other information. http://www.rainn.org/
Thoughtful links and more on sexual assault. http://www.mcs.net/~kathyw/abuse.html
Canadian Center for Victims of torture. http://www.icomm.ca/ccvt/
World Organization Against Torture. http://www.omct.org/
Torture Survivors Network. http://www.pacinfo.com/eugene/tsnet/
Physicians for Human Rights. http://www.phrusa.org/research/torrem.html

Asian Refugees and Immigrants Health-Related Sites

General

http://www.baylor.edu/~Charles_Kemp/asian_health.html Baylor's site - practical information for health care providers
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html/ A huge site, excellent resource
http://www.apiahf.org/apiahf/ Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum - Exactly that
http://www.aapcho.org Association of Asian Pacific Islander Community Health Organizations

Burmese (Information on Burmese health beliefs and practices requested: Submit papers by mail to Charles Kemp, Baylor University School of Nursing, 3700 Worth Street, Dallas Texas 75214 or Charles_Kemp@baylor.edu)

http://www.burmacare.org/ Refugee Care Project for Burmese
http://www.burma.net/ Free Burma
http://www.freeburmacoalition.org Free Burma
http://www.shweinc.com/links/society_culture.shtml Information and links to other sites, including Karen, Shan, Christian, Buddhist, and others ñ Excellent
http://www.soros.org/burma/heathned.html Information on Burma
http://www.ayeyarwady.com Nothing on refugees, but the photographs capture some of the magic of Burma

Cambodian

http://members.aol.com/bsharp26/cambodia/links.html Cambodian/Khmer Links to sites
http://www.cambodia.org/ Cambodia.org
http://www.kampuchea.com/ Kampuchea.com
http://www.angkorwat.org/cambodia/ Angkor Wat.org
http://www.dithpran.org/ Dith Pran Education Site
http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/hrm/ethnic/cambodia.html Cambodian Health Resources List: Extensive listing of Khmer language documents. Have a look
http://www.yale.edu/cgp Cambodian Genocide Project

Laotian

http://www.lao.net/ Laotian links
http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/hrm/ethnic/laotian.html Laotian/Lao Health Resources List
http://www.stolaf.edu/people/cdr/hmong/ Hmong links

Vietnamese

http://hlunix.hl.state.ut.us/hrm/ethnic/vietname.html Vietnamese Health Resource List
http://www.dgim.ucsf.edu/viet/viet.html Vietnamese health education - Good practical site
http://www.vietconnection.com/ Information, news about Vietnamese in the U.S. and elsewhere
http://www.vncentral.com/ Big site with a lot of information and links - check it out
http://neptune.netimages.com/~gallery/ Links

Bosnian

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/4634/ a home page that gives some background on Bosnia
http://www.public.usit.net/michaela/index.html International Bosnian Student Homepage. Includes links
gopher://gopher.igc.apc.org/11/peace/yugo/crimes Comprehensive gopher site (focus on genocide) in Bosnian and English
http://www.students.haverford.edu/vfilipov/home2.html The Community of Bosnia Foundation ñ an extensive and recommended site. See their list of "Recommended Books on Bosnia" below
http://www.phrusa.org/about/index.html Physicians for Human rights site. Focuses on genocide and related
http://www-cgsc.army.mil/chap/courses/w-rel/bosnia.htm Some in-depth information on religion in Bosnia
http://www.its.caltech.edu/~bosnia/ More on war crimes and related

Cuban

http://www.paho.org/ Pan American Health Organization - an immensely helpful site
http://www.healthnet.org/ I have not completely explored this site, but it looks like a helpful means of exchanging information
http://cuba.tulane.edu/index.html Tulane's Cuban Studies Institute

Ethiopian and Eritrean

http://www.africapolicy.org/index.shtml Africa Policy Information Center - Information on African nations and issues + links
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/ettoc.html Library of Congress "Country Study" on Ethiopia
http://eritrea.org/ Eritrean information
http://www.ethemb.se/ Ethiopian Embassy
http://website.lineone.net/~osg.web/ Oromo site
http://www.circus.org/nacoej.htm Site on and for Ethiopian Jews - information and links
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/hyplan/dmulholl/ethiopia/aau_home.html Connect to Addis Ababa University
http://www.unhcr.ch/world/afri/eritrea.htm United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Report
http://128.95.122.195/clinical/ethnomed/voices/ethiopian.html Ethnomed on Ethiopian refugees
http://128.95.122.195/clinical/ethnomed/voices/eritrean.html Ethnomed on Eritreans

Haitian

http://www.haitibook.com/html/haiti_sites.html Excellent listing of links
http://www.egallery.com/haiti.html Haitian art, including Voodoo flags - definitely interesting
http://www.arcana.com/voodoo/voodoo.html Excellent site for Voodoo information
http://www.j51.com/~spwoody/haitilinks.htm Haitian links - not all current, but still, worth a look
http://mh101.infi.net/~loa/ the homepage of LePeristyle Haitian Sanctuary. Much information on African religions from an Afrocentric perspective. Want to get a better feel for Voodoo?
http://www.fmch.ucla.edu/exhibit/tour2.htm Limited collection of Voodoo art
http://www.herald.com/americas/carib/haiti/ News & other information + links to Haitian sites

Iraqi - little available on health except regarding conditions inside Iraq

http://iraqfoundation.org/news/index.html The Iraq Foundation - News and information focusing on human rights and abuses in Iraq
http://www.unhcr.ch/world/mide/iraq.htm United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees country profile + links

Kurdish: Little available on health - much on human rights and from perspective of different factions

http://i-cias.com/cgi-bin/eo-direct-frame.pl?http://www.i-cias.com/e.o/iran_4.htm Encyclopedia of the Orient
http://www.khrp.org/index.html Kurdish Human Rights Project

Laotian: See above under Asian Refugees

Liberian: Again, little information other than political

http://www.refugees.org/world/countryindex/liberia.htm U.S. Committee for Refugees Report on Liberia
http://www.geopages.com/SoHo/Cafe/1718/jjkurdishrefugees.html A curious page with writing about Kurdish, Liberian, and other refugees
http://home.global.co.za/~dafrig/dental-division/OpS.htm Dental health program

Somali

http://www.refugees.org/world/countryindex/somalia.htm U.S. Committee on Refugees report on Somalia + photos
http://www.africanews.org/east/somalia/ News from Africa
http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00050795.htm Report on screening for Somali refugees in Kenya - link back to MMWR
http://somalinet.com/ Somali site with little on health
http://128.95.122.195/clinical/ethnomed/voices/somali.html Ethnomed on Somali refugees. Also http://weber.u.washington.edu/~ethnomed/somali.htm
http://www.healthnet.org/cihc/ Center for International Health and Cooperation - see Somali program
http://members.tripod.com/~MohamudS/Somalichatline A Somali chat room - go there with questions

Sudanese: Most information on internet is political. War! War! War!

http://www.i-cias.com/e.o/sudan.htm Encyclopedia of the Orient
http://www.sudan.net/main1.html Sudan Net for and by Sudanese
 
Vietnamese: See Asian Refugees above
 
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