Organisations

Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA)

Sudan

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PO Box 3372
Khartoum

Aims to initiate and open communications among all mankind regardless of religious culture, language, race or colour; put into place the principles of charity and providing basic services to the vulnerable and needy; promote and protect human rights; and promote and support water and sanitation programmes

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan

Pakistan

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Pakistan Country Office
Street#05, G-5, Diplomatic Enclave
Ph: +92 51 2097700

UNICEF is mandated by the UN General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential under the guidance of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. cooperates with NGOs to achieve goals in the reduction of IMR, MMR, malnutrition, and in the increase of safe water provision, primary school enrolment, salt iodizaiton and immunisation. Its resource centre is not open to the public

Gaza Community Mental Health Programme

Palestine

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PO Box 1049
Gaza Strip

GCMHP is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation and was established in 1990 and adopts community-based care to tackle mental health problems. It offers community mental health services and clinical care through three clinics. Each clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team. It offers training courses for PHC, health and other professionals. In addition, the Programme conducted and published research related to stress and violence issues. The main target groups are those subjected to torture and violence, women abuse, children and drug abuse.

Social Service for the Welfare of Children - Lebanon (SeSoBEL)

Lebanon

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551-Zouk Mikael

SeSoBEL's objectives are to assist the disabled child to live a life filled with joy and hope despite its disability and associated difficulties; to support and accompany the family in coping with their child's disability so that the disabled child is able to remain with family; and to collaborate with society and help it to recognise the disabled child's value and right to a dignified life regardless of their disability and its effects. The resource centre is not open to the public

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-Israel)

Israel

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9 Dror St.,
Jaffa-Tel Aviv 68135,
Israel

Physicians for Human Rights - Israel is a not-for-profit organisation comprising of some 300 physicians, medical professionals and human rights activists, whose aim is to ensure equal adequate health services for all people under Israeli responsibility, irrespective of race, nationality, language, legal status, health condition, age, or any other premises. PHR - Israel works via direct intervention and advocacy to provide equal services for Palestinians, migrant workers, detainees, prisoners and female victims of domestic violence as well as working to afect general health policy in Israeli law. The PHR - Israel library is opoen to the public. They also run an open clinic for migrant workers

National Children's Bureau (NCB)

UK

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NCB Book Sales
8 Wakley Street
London EC1V 7QE

The National Children Bureau (NCB) is a charitable organisation that acts as an umbrella body for oraganisations working for children in England and Northern Ireland. NCB offers a range of services to both members and non-members, including: library and information service; conference facilities; event management; consultancy. NCB is also a publisher in the field of children's services and children's studies. Titles can be browsed and ordered via the online bookshop.

Christian Aid Resources Centre

UK

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35 Lower Marsh
PO Box 100
London SE1 7RT

Christian Aid is an agency of the churches in the UK and Ireland. It works wherever the need is the greatest, irrespective of religion. It supports local organisations to undestand local needs. It strives for a new world, transformed by an end to poverty, and campaigns to change the rules that keep people poor
The Christian Aid resources centre has a collection of more than 5,000 books and 90 journals, specialising in economic and social development. The subject areas covered include HIV/AIDS, agriculture, environment, poverty reduction, gender, conflict, emergencies, Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME), capacity building, trade issues and land reform. There is a fully searchable database of 17,000 records, including books, documents, journals, videos, articles, websites and archive materials (not available through the website). The services are targeted at Christian Aid staff, but visitors with an appointment are welcome. The library is open Monday - Friday, 10am - midday, and 2 pm - 4pm

Baby Milk Action (BMA)

UK

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23 St Andrew's St
Cambridge CB1 3AX

BMA aims to save infant lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate marketing policies and practices of the baby feeding industry and by ensuring that mothers and infants worldwide are effectively represented wherever decisions affecting infant feeding are made

People Potential

UK

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Plum Cottage
Hattingley, Alton
Hants GU34 5NQ

People Potential aims to run practical training in conjunction with individuals or organisations concerned with development of designing and manufacuring abilities at individual and community level. Research into the effectiveness of designs, local materials and training, preparation of publications and working for short periods alongside community members and professionals

Centre for International Child Health (CICH)

UK

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Institute for Child Health
30 Guilford Street
London WC1N 1EH

Specialises in teaching and research in mother and child health and community-based rehabilitation in less developed countries. The CICH runs MSc, diploma as well as shorter courses which are designed for health workers in middle and senior management of community health programmes in developing countries. Source, the resource centre, run in collaboration with Healthlink Worldwide and Handicp International has an extensive range of materials about health issues affecting developing countries, and also houses the Teaching Aids at Low Cost (TALC) bookshop. Source is open to the general public

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