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Directory of Organisations Supporting Victims of Terrorism

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Civil society, governmental and inter-governmental resources for victims of terrorism.

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Weisse Ring e.V.

"The WHITE RING was founded on September 24, 1976 in Mainz as e-profit organization to support victims of crime and crime prevention V. We help in Germany. Regardless of gender, age, religion, nationality, political opinion, victims of crime direct aid. We maintain a network of more than 3,000 volunteer helpers victims and victim supporters in 420 nationwide branch offices. We are knowledgeable and recognized contact point for politics, law, management, science and the media in all aspects of victim support and protection of victims. The WHITE RING currently has around 50,000 members." Read more »

Civil Society Germany
Organization of the Americas

Terrorism continues to be one of, if not the, most critical threat facing both the Western Hemisphere as well as the entire global community. The OAS and its member states have, therefore, developed comprehensive policies to work together closely in order to combat the threat of terrorism in the Hemisphere. The Inter-American Convention against Terrorism seeks to prevent the financing of terrorist activities, strengthen border controls and increase cooperation among law enforcement authorities in different countries. In addition, the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism plays an important role in carrying out efforts in this field and is considered a model for other regional organizations involved in counter-terrorism. Read more »

Inter-govermental International
Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis. Read more »

Inter-govermental International
Council of Europe

The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organisation. It includes 47 member states, 28 of which are members of the European Union. All Council of Europe member states have signed up to the European Convention on Human Rights, a treaty designed to protect human rights, democracy and the rule of law. Read more »

Inter-govermental International
Miguel Ángel Blanco Foundation of Victims of Terrorism

The Fundación Miguel Ángel Blanco was created on December 18, 1997 in order to keep the memory of Miguel Angel Blanco and all victims of terrorism alive. Read more »

Civil Society Spain
ADO (Arbeits-kreis der Opferhill e. V)

The Committee of Victims Support Organizations (Arbeits-kreis der Opferhill e. V) ado is an umbrella association of varios professional victims services in Germany and has existed since October 1988. Its fundamental interest is to make a contribution to the comprehensive social task of supporting human rigths of victims. Read more »

Civil Society Germany
European Union's RAN (Radicalisation Awareness Network)

The objective of RAN VVT is to make the voices of the victims heard, their positive values understood and their role empowered. This creates a strong instrument to raise people awareness of the dangers of terrorism and violent radicalisation. Read more »

Inter-govermental International
Directorate- General of Support for Victims of Terrorism

"Spain has a terrorism victim assistance unit , the Directorate- General of Support for Victims of Terrorism, that includes, for example, personnel with special training in the following areas: psycho-social (social workers), medical ( the Medical Advisory Board), and financial process experts, among others. a) Social workers contact victims as soon as security and medical condition allow after a terrorist attack and provide information to victims and the families. Information is conveyed to victims and their families clearly and accurately. Also, they attend people to manage their compensations, pensions, labour rights, subsidies and other benefits. b) The Medical Advisory Board: in order to categorize the injuries, evaluate the permanent consequences of the damages: disabilities, permanent non- disabling injuries or psychological damages. c) Financial process experts: the procedure for recognizing entitlement to compensation for damage is processed and resolved by the Ministry of the interior.- The maximum period for resolving the procedure is 12 months." Read more »

Government Spain
Youth Coalition against Terrorism

Youth Coalition against Terrorism (YOCAT) is a volunteer-based youth organization working to unite youth against violent extremism in north-eastern Nigeria. YOCAT is a coalition of students, lawyers, health care professionals, educators, development workers, and most importantly, all dedicated young activists between 18 to 29 years. It was founded by Imrana Alhaji Buba on 12th August 2010 in Maiduguri, Borno state (one of the hotspots of Boko Haram insurgency in north-eastern Nigeria). It is affiliate member of the International Action Against Terrorism (IYAAT) and the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY). The main aim of YOCAT is to weaken the appeal of violent extremism in north-eastern Nigeria, through organizing enlightenment and empowerment programs for young people, and amplifying the voices of the victims of terrorism. Read more »

Civil Society Nigeria
Young Christian Association (YMCA) Colombia

YMCA Colombia, has begun working with young people on the issue of victim assistance and post-conflict. To develop this theme, the YMCA organized the meeting "Recovering the voice of youth in the Post-Conflict in Colombia", which seeks to know the opinion, the feel and the projection of the youth who have been victims of the conflict who now face a changing context and should raise the course of their life project and their community.Read more »

Civil Society Colombia