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Access Exchange International helps find low-cost ways to give disabled people access to public transportation in Kenya, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, and the United States.

Befriender's International maintains a network of volunteers which provide support to those contemplating suicide or going through emotional crisis.

Canadian Feed the Children has developed a program in the Ekaterinburg region of Russia.

Canadian Relief Fund for Chernobyl Victims in Belarus provides medical and humanitarian aid to the people of Belarus who continue to live with the effects of Chernobyl.

Children of Chornobyl Relief Fund distributes medicine and medical supplies, provide training for physicians, and conducts seminars and conferences to benefit the victims of Chornobyl.

ChildLife International, Inc. brings children, mostly orphans, from Russia to the U.S. for short-term stays with families and needed medical care.

Civitan International is a service club organization encouraging good citizenship and community service around the globe.

Cooperative Housing Foundation "helps families throughout the world improve their housing and communities."

Doctors without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières USA provides assistance to victims of armed conflict or natural disasters and to residents of refugee camps.

For the Children of the World sponsors Belarusian children for health respites in the U.S.

German-Chernobyl Initiatives is a site with information on more than 20 German initiatives related to Chernobyl.

Goodwill Industries International provides vocational training to people with disabilities. Has a variety of international partnership programs in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Gray Doves International, Inc. provides aid to elderly women in regions of turmoil. Sends packages of clothing, dried food and personal items that women have requested for their particular needs.

Orphan's Aid Society is a non profit organization located in New York state. Working with the Women's Society of Ukraine, OAS seeks sponsors who pledge ongoing financial support for Ukrainian orphans.

Partners for Democratic Change provides conflict and change management training, commercial and community mediation, and ethnic conciliation programs. Also promotes goverment policies which create procedures for dispute resolution.

Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund is aimed at providing Russian orphans with the opportunity to learn the English language and open the door to international communication and future employment.

Special Olympics supports the creation and expansion of sports programs for individuals with mental retardation by providing year-round training and competition opportunities.

United Way International assists communities outside of the U.S. in forming new United Way organizations or improving existing ones.

Whirlwind Wheelchair International has the goal of integrating people with disabilities into society.

World Institute on Disability works with the All Russian Society of the Disabled to provide management and advocacy training to leaders of disability organizations in Russia.

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