Good Neighbours is an international humanitarian development NGO founded in Korea in 1991. Our vision is to make the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony. Good Neighbours work in over 200 communities in 40 countries throughout the world. Our primary focus is on inclusive community development and child protection.
Our initial community development project in Bangladesh was launched in 1992. In 1994 we implemented the first emergency response project in the Rwandan refugee situation, providing medical relief teams and establishing two schools in the refugee camps.
Starting with the Rwanda emergency response, Good Neighbours have actively responded to disasters around the world including Kobe earthquake in 1995, South Asia tsunami in 2004, Sri Lanka IDP in 2009, Haiti earthquake in 2010, Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, Syria Refugee and South Sudan Refugee in 2014, Nepal Earthquake in 2015, Burundi Refugee in 2016, Rohingya Refugee in 2017, DR Congo Refugee in 2018 and Somalia Refugee in 2019.
We gained General Consultative Status with United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) in 1996. In recognition of our efforts to provide universal primary education over the world, Good Neighbours was awarded the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Award by International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS) in 2007. We also work in cooperation with our partners UN World Food Programme (UN WFP), UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), UN Development Programme (UNDP), and UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) along with other aid agencies.