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SSF

SSF-RESCUERS WITHOUT BORDERS is a non -governmental organization whose sole objective is to save lives regardless of nationalities or religions. Every time it is needed, we provide shelter, water, food, clothing and blankets to disaster victims. RWB is also constantly on the alert for areas which are exposed to outbreaks of disease, malnutrition, and other developing problems.

 

In 2000, when the second Intifada began in Israel, emergency rescue teams were established throughout the country to save lives. In 2005, these same rescue teams volunteered in Sri Lanka following a destructive tsunami, and have since made their way to every large natural disaster to treat hundreds of people. While abroad, these teams also work to train local teams in first aid and supply them with advanced lifesaving kits so they are more prepared if another crisis occurs. Today there are 14 SSF missions positioned  throughout the world: including Nepal, Philippines, Mali, Indonesia, Jordan, France, Netherlands, Saint martin, Bengladash, South America and more.

From its beginnings, SSF sought to set up an international network to create a faster and more efficient response to crises. So far, branches of SSF have been established in Indonesia, Haiti, Mali, India, Israel, Jordan and France.
Over the past 10 years, SSF teams have arrived to disasters and treated injured populations in countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar, Jordan and throughout Africa and the Middle East.

Big Life Foundation

Protecting over 1.6 million acres of wilderness in the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem of East Africa, Big Life partners with local communities to protect nature for the benefit of all.

Since its inception, Big Life has expanded to employ hundreds of local Maasai rangers—with more than 30 permanent outposts and tent-based field units, 13 Land Cruiser patrol vehicles, 3 tracker dogs, and 2 planes for aerial surveillance.

Co-founded in September 2010 by photographer Nick Brandt, conservationist Richard Bonham, and entrepreneur Tom Hill, Big Life was the first organization in East Africa to establish coordinated cross-border anti-poaching operations.

Using innovative conservation strategies and collaborating closely with local communities, partner NGOs, national parks, and government agencies, Big Life seeks to protect and sustain East Africa’s wildlife and wild lands, including one of the greatest populations of elephants left in East Africa.

The first organization in East Africa with coordinated anti-poaching teams operating on both sides of the Kenya-Tanzania border, Big Life recognizes that sustainable conservation can only be achieved through a community-based collaborative approach. This approach is at the heart of Big Life’s philosophy that conservation supports the people and people support conservation.

 

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