Refugees from Darfur in a transit camp, near the city of Tine on the Chad border (June, 2004).

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INTERSOS-Organizzazione Umanitaria Onlus
INTERSOS is a non-profit humanitarian aid organisation that works to bring assistance to people in danger, victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts. Established in 1992, its actions are based on the values of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equal rights and opportunities for all people and respect for diversity and coexistence, paying particular attention to the most vulnerable and the unprotected.

INTERSOS is recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the European Commission and the principal UN agencies; it is privileged to hold an advisory status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). INTERSOS is an independent association which, through its own humanitarian operators, intervenes to effectively answer the needs of people in serious crises situations, mainly in the world's poorest regions, who are suffering, deprived of rights, dignity and essentials goods. It maintains a flexible operating structure. The head office in Italy coordinates, supports and monitors the planned activities in the countries of intervention carried out by decentralised offices. The statutory bodies that guide, decide and monitor the interventions, activities, and finances of INTERSOS, are: the Members Assembly, the Council, the Internal auditing and Supervisory Body.


• To give an immediate response in humanitarian crises by bringing emergency relief to the victims of armed conflict, drought, famine, the presence of landmines or unexploded devices, and other disaster situations.
• At the same time as providing primary emergency relief, to also begin working to promote a return to normal living conditions, the resumption of dialogue and the strengthening of peace, reconstruction and growth.
• To stimulate, encourage and involve Italian society in helping to develop and spread the existing culture of solidarity and international justice.


The countries where INTERSOS operates are:

Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Mauritania, Haiti, Afghanistan, Yemen, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Italy.

We have operated also in:

• Angola, Burundi, Eritrea, Ethiopia, , Liberia, , Mozambique, Rwanda, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq,Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria, Sri Lanka, Albania, Chechnya (Russian Federation), Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland.
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