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Help Save the World (Please)

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Help Save the World Please game quiz
"Do you ever read or watch the news and feel absolutely helpless? Each of the ten organizations in this quiz are trying to be part of the global cure for our planet's many ills. URLs included in case you are moved to learn more."

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1. Any quiz devoted to international relief organizations must begin with the International Committe of the Red Cross (ICRC), which is the parent organization of the Red Cross and Red Crescent movements. One of this giant entity's many programs is the promotion of humanitarian laws. One such aim is to achieve universal adherence to and effective implementation of the norms established by the Ottawa Treaty. With what important issue is the Ottawa Treaty concerned?
    Weapons of mass destruction
    The abolition of land mines
    Refugee rights
    Capital punishment

2. This organization was founded in 1945 to provide relief to survivors of World War II and has grown into one of the world's largest private relief and development organizations. It assists the world's poor in their efforts to achieve social and economic well-being, reaching 48 million people in 66 nations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe.

    World Concern
    World Food Programme
    World Relief

3. You don't have to contribute to a huge multinational relief organization to make a difference. Perhaps you are a geek who always needs to possess the latest electronic device. In several of the United States, you can donate your outdated (years-old, in some cases) cell phone to an organization that will do which of the following with it?
    Provide it free of charge to a domestic violence victim
    Distribute it with others to needy Third World countries
    Sell it and give the proceeds to the United Way
    Use it in their not-for-profit fundraising

4. Global relief can be quite specialized. Some organizations do only one thing (and do it well). What is special about Food for Life Global?
    It boasts the greatest percentage of donations used directly for aid
    It is a vegetarian organization
    It is run by Quakers
    All of these

5. Our planet's turmoil, both due to natural disasters (drought, weather catastrophes, diseases, etc.) and human tragedies such as war, causes hundreds of thousands of people to become refugees every year. Founded in 1933, the IRC is a world leader in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for refugees. What does IRC stand for?

    Israeli Relief Council
    International Rescue Committee
    International Red Caduceus
    International Relief Cadre

6. In addition to food and shelter, medical care is a fundamental need worldwide. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 80 countries. In English, Médecins Sans Frontières translates as Doctors Without ... what?
    Answer: (One Word, Seven Letters, Plural)

7. The UK-based organization Jubilee has which of the following as one of its goals?
    An end to child prostitution and pornography worldwide
    Global literacy
    Clean water everywhere in the world
    Debt relief for the world's poorest countries

8. A popular way to make a difference is to sponsor a child in a developing country. Which of the following organizations does NOT offer such a program?
    World Vision
    Save the Children (U.S.)
    Christian Children's Fund

9. By now you may have decided to contribute to or volunteer for a charity. However, you will want to make sure your time and/or money are well spent, so you will carefully research the organization of your choice. What would you discover about the group Global Relief Foundation?
    More than 75% of its funds are used for "administrative" costs
    It is on the UN Terror List
    It is not a registered charity
    The T-shirt you receive for donating money is manufactured in a sweatshop in the Seychelles

10. Finally, we are often urged to "think globally, act locally". Since my own location is New York City, here is a question about a local charity that's as grassroots as you can get because it collects ... pennies. New York schoolchildren participate in a Penny Harvest co-ordinated by what group?
    Common Cents New York
    Pennies from Heaven
    The Fire Department of New York
    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of New York

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Compiled Nov 10 14