World Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief (WMF)

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History

1989, London (UK), as Memorial Fund for Disaster Relief (MFDR).

Aims

Raise money in memory of each victim of war, both military and civilian, in this century, so as to create a permanent global fund, the income from capital to be used for disaster relief.

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Activities

Conceived as a living memorial to the victims of war, to be their gift to those whose ordeal is yet to come, the Fund is developing a register recording the names and circumstances of death of all the people in whose memory donations are made. The Fund is not an operating agency. The income earned is normally committed to those front agencies best able to provide the necessary relief. The aim, where possible, is to target the root causes of disasters, not merely alleviate the symptoms. Furthermore, the Fund seeks to give aid in those disasters which are less well publicized. Currently organizing: WMF Balkans Appeal; 'Balkan Children's Rehabilitation Programme'; 'Pathfinders' coordinating rapid response search and rescue medical teams.

Structure

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Financing

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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 6 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Social Activity
    • Welfare
  • Commerce
    • Funds
  • Societal Problems
    • Emergencies
    • Victims
  • Defence
    • War
  • Aesthetics
    • Monuments

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F2299

Last News Received

18. Jun 1993
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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