Introduction: a need that comes from far away.

We barely have a vague idea of the actions of NGOs (some of them) and their Humanitarian Aid projects in the field. The information, when it comes, seems diluted with interference. We do not know who is doing what and where, and even less in which manner.

For 60 years, in the Humanitarian Aid transactions are involved different organizations from different countries financed by all classes of donors; from private donations small and large governments. Each bring their own ideas and their own ways of doing things, their ways of understanding the humanitarian crisis and its particular recipe to combat it. Needless to say that some are more effective than others and are not always adequate to the place where they apply. All this happens, usually, far away from our comfortable lounges.

To try to find a common agreement between all this international hum - a kind of Tower of Babel - technical opinions - even political - to which is the best way to help those in the field who have been affected by a real crisis (may be people affected by an earthquake, displaced by floods, refugees fleeing a war, etc.) are convened several meetings where are confronting all imaginable topics; from the overall security situation up to many liters of water per day will receive each of the victims. They are foreigners (foreign) of the international community who have gone to work in the field to help the local population affected to decide everything for them.

Earthquakes, floods, major droughts, famines, wars; no matter the country or the scenery where occurs the natural disaster; it is always possible finding something in common, always missing the very presence: the voice of those affected, the opinion of those who went to help. The Damaged, refugees, those suffering drought or famine; ultimately, the beneficiary, the customer, is never present in these meetings where decisions about their fate are made.

With the claim of focusing attention on the issue of the absence of key personnel, ie the actual victims, Relief voice provides the tools that allow to give a voice to these people.

List of NGOs