International and Non-Governmental Organizations
Numerous international and non-governmental organizations provide humanitarian and emergency aid around the world. The major institutions in this category are described below.
- CARE Canada
- International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
- International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
- Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)
- Oxfam International
- World Vision International
CARE Canada is part of the CARE International network, one of the world's largest independent relief and development organizations.
The ICRC is a neutral, independent humanitarian organization headquartered in Geneva. Interested suppliers should contact the ICRC Geneva headquarters and/or consult with regional ICRC delegations.
The IFRC is the world's largest humanitarian organization. For comprehensive information about IFRC procurement, refer to the agency's Procurement portal section. To find out how to become a supplier, refer to the Suppliers section.
MSF is an independent, humanitarian relief agency that provides medical aid around the world. Interested suppliers should contact MSF Canada for procurement information.
Oxfam is an international network of 17 organizations operating in more than 90 countries, and is one of the most important responders to humanitarian crises. Oxfam Canada and Oxfam Quebec (in French only) are good contacts for Canadian companies interested in getting involved with Oxfam International.
WVI is one of the world's largest independent Christian relief and development organizations. Most projects are designed and implemented locally, so potential suppliers should contact World Vision for the regional and national offices. World Vision Canada is a good first contact for Canadian companies interested in getting involved with the organization.
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