While each humanitarian visiting Charlotte speaks to the overall Echo themes of tolerance, justice and individual initiative, our speakers also highlight particular issues most relevant to their experience.  Learn more about the international humanitarian relief efforts discussed by Dr. Kouchner or get involved with a project. Visit the organizations below for additional information and opportunities.

Doctors Without Borders

An international, independent medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.


International Committee of the Red Cross 

An international, neutral organization that works to protect and assist people affected by armed conflicts and internal disturbances.


International Rescue Committee

IRC helps people fleeing racial, religious and ethnic persecution, as well as those uprooted by war and violence, and provides disaster relief for natural catastrophes.


World Vision International

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to serve the poor and oppressed through meeting their basic needs, promoting human transformation and seeking justice. The organization also provides emergency relief and children sponsorship programs.