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American Russian Youth Orchestra was founded in 1987 as the first crosscultural exchange jointly between the US and Russia. Today, after five World Tours, ARYO has achieved international recognition as a world-class training orchestra.

Children and Armed Conflict Unit was established at the the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex to assess the impact of armed conflict on children.

Children's Art Bridge has projects ranging from exhibitions and cultural exchanges to its current project teaching English to children in Ukrainian orphanages.

Downside Up is a UK registered charity and a registered Russian charitable fund dedicated to "improving the quality of life for children with Down syndrome and their families in the Russian Federation."

Ecologia Trust promotes and fosters "creative change in Russia in the fields of sustainable community development, youth welfare and econological education." Since 1993 it has devoted most of its energy to supporting the Kitezh Children's Community.

For the Children of the World is a non-profit corporation based in the State of Washington which hosts children from Belarus.

Junior Achievement International is the world’s oldest, largest and fastest-growing nonprofit economic education organization.

Kidsave International raises money to help bring Russian orphans to America for adoption.

MiraMed Institute is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the well-being of the world’s orphaned and displaced children. MiraMed distributes healthcare items, medical supplies, toys, clothes and school supplies. MiraMed has been very active in the fight against trafficking in children.

Orphans' Aid Society For Ukraine manages the sponsorship of over 1,000 orphans in Ukraine.

Russian Children's Welfare Society provides financial aid and other help to needy Russian children.

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