The CHS Alliance welcomes five new members
We are delighted to welcome five organisations as new full members of the CHS Alliance, approved at the meeting of our Board on 19 January 2018. They are as follows:
Fast Rural Development Program (FRDP)
The organisation FRDP has been working in Sindh, Pakistan, since 2007, focusing on integrated rural development. Its activities include water and sanitation, health and hygiene, emergency relief, education, poverty alleviation, human rights promotion, and peace building. Funding partners include Sindh Education Foundation, UNICEF, FAO, IOM, Oxfam Novib, Concern Worldwide, Tearfund, and ActionAid. To read more about FRDP, please follow this link to their website: www.frdp.org.pk.
The organisation Œuvre d’Orient is headquartered in Paris, France, and is more than 150 years old. Working in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, the Horn of Africa and South India, they have 1500 projects in 28 countries, with the largest project currently being in Iraq. They focus on the areas of education, healthcare, heritage preservation and freedom of religious expression. You can learn more about Œuvre d’Orient from their website at www.oeuvre-orient.fr.
Resource Integration and Social Development Association in Bangladesh (RISDA-Bangladesh) was founded in 1993, with the aim of promoting human rights and socio-economic development of underprivileged, marginalised and hard-to-reach people. It undertakes development and relief programs in 30 districts of Bangladesh, focusing on renewable energy development, microfinance, skills development, vulnerable groups, health care, WASH and water supply, and disaster management. Its funders include Shahjalal Islamic Bank, Care Foundation, Spreeha Foundation and individual donors. Read more about RISDA-Bangladesh at www.risda.org.bd.
Stichting Vluchteling (the Netherlands Refugee Foundation) aims to help people survive conflict and natural disaster, and to support communities subsequently to find structural solutions to improve their future building on their own capacities. Stichting Vluchteling’s education, protection, economic wellbeing and health programmes are implemented through International Rescue Committee and the Mines Advisory Group, as well as through a select number of local organisations. Stichting Vluchteling is a member of the global IRC network, as well as the Samenwerkende Hulporganisaties (SHO) and the Dutch Relief Alliance. For more information about Stichting Vluchteling’s work, follow this link to their website: www.vluchteling.nl.
War Child Holland
War Child Holland was founded in 1995. They work in more than 15 countries altogether, in areas affected by conflict. They aim to empower children through psychosocial support, education and protection, with an approach emphasising creativity, participation and inclusion, and conflict sensitivity. They provide direct support, capacity building and advocacy, and they put a strong emphasis on accountability, particularly accountability to children. You can find more detailed information about War Child Holland at www.warchild.nl.
Through the application process, these organisations have demonstrated their commitment to implementing and promoting the Core Humanitarian Standard, and to striving for continuous improvement in the quality and accountability of the work that they do, and in their people management.
If your organisation is interested in joining the CHS Alliance, please contact our Membership Services Manager, Karen Glisson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.