International Crisis Aid Inc Overview
Target demographics: FOOD-ICA targets severely malnourished babies and nursing mothers, though food is provided for the entire family unit.HEALTH-ICA targets remote villages who have no other access to health care.HOME-ICA targets young female girls who have lost boht parents to AIDS and are at risk of being trafficked.SAFE-ICA targets girls and young women who are victims of sex slavery/trafficking.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Total Beneficiaries in 2011: FOOD-28,794 children and adultsHEALTH-35,804 children and adultsHOME-205 girl and boy orphansSAFE-109 girls
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Contact ICA for further information on how you can get involved.
Programs: ICA has four main programs (FOOD, HEALTH, HOME, and SAFE), which we have implemented in several countries including Pakistan, North Korea, Sudan, Cambodia, and Indonesia. We currently have programs in Ethiopia, Haiti, Afghanistan, Somaliland and soon the United States.
FOOD is our program to fight hunger and severe malnutrition. Since 2000, we have fed millions of people around the world. We are currently distributing food to more than 7,000 severely malnourished people every month.
HEALTH is our medical program, and it is primarily focused in Angacha, Ethiopia, where we opened a medical clinic in 2008. There, we treat an average of 3,000 people each month. As an effort to prevent illness, we have dug 15 water wells in and around the Angacha region of Ethiopia.
HOME is our program to care for orphans. We have one orphanage in Ethiopia for up to 60 young girls orphaned by HIV/AIDS. As a result of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, we have been rebuilding an orphanage for more than 100 children that was destroyed in Leogane. We also have child sponsorship programs in Ethiopia ($35/month) and Haiti ($40/month). There are around 200 children enrolled in these programs, and many are still awaiting sponsorship.
Finally, SAFE is our program for rescue, shelter, and rehabilitation for victims of sex trafficking. ICA personally rescues girls from sex trafficking and provides a full rehabilitation program. Since 2007, we have established multiple Safe Homes worldwide. We have rehabilitated 145 girls age 4 years to 25 years old and have a high success rate. Our first U.S. based Safe Home for American girls who are victims of sexual exploitation is set to open in 2012.
These four programs are the main focus of International Crisis Aid, though we do disaster relief and community development as well.
Additionally, we attempt to bring public awareness to these situations and to solicit citizen involvement whenever and wherever possible.
All assistance and resources are traditionally secured in the country of need when possible, so as to develop relations with the local business people and foster a true spirit of cooperation.
To accomplish this vision we will continue to target our efforts in no-go zones; where other organizations cannot or will not go. Frequently this means taking on escalated risks. We feel that these risks are a small price to pay in a game where the stakes are so high: literally, life and death.
To that end, we will continue to act as the primary delivery vehicle for outreach campaigns - a distribution system, partnered with other relief organizations to help those who live under some of the worst and most extreme conditions on earth.
Ethiopia: Fed over 624,833 people targeting severely malnourished children and their families since 2003
Ethiopia: Distributed over 24,925,320 meals equating to 2,134,497 pounds of food to the people
Ethiopia: Treated 192,283 patients in our medical facilities located in the one of the poorest regions in the country
Ethiopia: Provided 20 clean water wells in desolate regions of Ethiopia
Ethiopia: Rescued over 145 women and young girls from the horrors of sex trafficking and provided vocational training for over 60 girls still caught in the red light district
Ethiopia: Translated 3 books and distributed over 30,000 copies
Afghanistan: Fed an estimated 330,000 men women and children since 2002
Afghanistan: Distributed over 1,634,070 pounds of food to the starving people
Afghanistan: Provided 600 heavy quilts and 100 new outfits for 100 orphans in 2003
Afghanistan: Provided clean water to over 30 villages by purifying 1,400 water wells
Haiti: Distributed food and water to over 150,000 people as part of the earthquake relief effort
Haiti: Provided 38,000 gallons of water to the victims of the 2010 earthquake
Cambodia: Rescued over 27 girls from the horrors of sex trafficking in 2007
Indonesia: Distributed over 203,000 pounds of food to 13,200 desolate people after tsunami
North Korea: Distributed approximately 44,092 pounds of food to over 3,200 in 2006
North Korea: Helped build an orphanage and dental clinic in 2005
Pakistan: Distributed approximately 22,046 pounds of food to over 1,507 starving people after the 2005 earthquake
Somalia: Distributed 873,030 pounds of food to over 4,000 men, women and children dying of starvation because of the extreme drought conditions in 2011
Sudan: Distributed 224,871 pounds of help in 2003 and 2004
USA: Working on opening the first Safe home in St. Louis