(Somalia 1992)
Hunger. For these
children, there is no
greater tragedy. Their
development is stunted,
and the damage done to
their bodies is generally

(Cambodia 1992)
Land mines are an
invisible enemy,
forgotten in the
earth. Mines continue to
take the lives of a high
number of innocent
victims, mostly farmers,
even many years after
the battles have ended.

(Sikkim 1992)
The infant mortality
rate in Sikkim, as in
most other developing
countries, is extremely
high. Many children
spend their days caring
for younger sisters and
brothers. Very few go
to school.

What Is Aid Without Borders?
Aid Without Borders  was created by a group of Israelis with an unwavering commitment to promoting the fundamental need and basic right of individuals to receive meaningful and lasting assistance, and a profound desire to provide aid to individuals in situations of suffering and distress throughout the world because of circumstances beyond their control.

In our philosophy, Aid Without Borders  has much in common with other humanitarian organizations, yet we are a unique and distinct addition to both the international community of humanitarian organizations and to Israeli society.

Work Approach of Aid Without Borders
Our activities vary widely both in type and in location, and they are all developed with careful attention to the stated needs of the local community the project will serve. All projects are designed to have the greatest impact in the long-term, and they are developed in close coordination with local community authorities.

Aid Without Borders  strongly believes that this type of humanitarian activity -- recipient-designed rather than donor-designed -- represents an important trend in the international humanitarian community.

In addition to the uniqueness of our work approach, which we hope will have an impact on the international community of humanitarian organizations, Aid Without Borders  also fills a gaping hole in Israeli society and consciousness. Until now, there has been no organization in Israel addressing both facets of our mission: first, raising consciousness about humanitarian issues, and second, developing specific, carefully-planned long-term programs to provide aid and assistance to residents of regions in distress throughout the world.

Aid Without Borders Project Design
With these goals in mind, Aid Without Borders  projects provide unique opportunities for Israelis with rich knowledge - primarily in the areas of health, agriculture and education - to offer their broad and varied experience as a resource to residents of regions in distress throughout the world.

All Aid Without Borders  projects, including emergency missions, are designed with long-term impact in mind. As such, training courses and permanent structures are preferred over quick, short-term oriented measures.

Furthermore, Aid Without Borders  operates in a manner that respects the dignity of human lives irrespective of origin, religion, gender or political affiliation; safeguards the basic rights of each individual; and protects the natural environment and ecological balance.

Organizational Structure and Administration
Aid Without Borders  is a non-profit organization, based in Jerusalem, which operates on a permanent basis. Coordinated by an Executive Steering Committee of volunteers and a small paid administrative staff, the organization plans and executes projects in different countries with the support of a team of volunteers and a bank of trained specialists.

Aid Without Borders's Board of Trustees is composed of well-known Israeli public figures, representing all areas of Israeli leadership, who are committed to the organization's basic principles.

Aid Without Borders  seeks project and administrative support from philanthropic organizations, corporations, individuals, and other non-government organizations throughout the world. All activities are not-for-profit.