Relief International

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Relief International (RI) was founded in 1990 (501(c)(3)), and "provides emergency, rehabilitation and development services that empower beneficiaries in the process. RI’s programs include health, shelter construction, education, community development, agriculture, food, income-generation, and conflict resolution. RI employs an innovative approach to program design and a high quality of implementation performance in demonstrating deep and lasting impact in reducing human suffering worldwide." [1]

"Schools Online is the educational division of Relief International." [2]

  • RI is a member of InterAction (the American Council for Voluntary International Action)

Their 2005 Annual Report shows that they received a total of $21 million in income and support, this included:

  • Grants and contributions - $13 million
  • Government Contracts - $4 million
  • Contributed food and relief commodities - $4 million

In 2004 the total amount they received in government grants was just over $7 million. Pdf

On January 10th, 2005 "President Bush held a meeting with a select number of non-governmental organizations involved in the tsunami disaster relief efforts. Two of those organizations, Catholic Relief Services and Relief International-Schools Online, are ECA grantees involved in School Connectivity programs in Southeast Europe, Bangladesh, Syria, West Bank/Gaza and Tajikistan. The meeting was held at USAID headquarters office to acknowledge organizations that were already working in the areas prior to the tsunami disaster and shifted their efforts to humanitarian relief. Following the private meeting, President Bush said, "After that meeting I must tell you my spirits were raised even higher than they were walking into the meeting. There is no question in my mind that the NGOs of America provide such vital, vital help in times of disaster."" [3]

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