The United Nations works to address humanitarian concerns around the world in varying capacities. While human beings and their welfare are at the center of the majority of the UN’s work, there are four lead agencies which coordinate, lead, and advocate for improved responses to humanitarian needs and crises.
Lead UN Agencies
U.S. Government Resources
USAID: Working in Crises and Conflict https://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/working-crises-and-conflict
American Red Cross: International Services http://www.redcross.org/what-we-do/international-services
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies http://www.ifrc.org/
Relief Web: http://reliefweb.int/about
UN News Center – Humanitarian Aid