Headquarters: Denver, Colorado, USA
Directors: Steve and Oddny Gumaer
Steve and Oddny Gumaer founded Partners Relief & Development 26 years ago in response to the needs of a child who was found by pro-democracy soldiers in a tribal area of Burma (aka Myanmar.) They helped that child get foster care and provisions, which led to helping more children in the same circumstances.
Today, Partner’s Relief & Development is a registered charity in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. This organization reaches out where violence or political complexity prevents larger agencies from helping. Their work currently takes them to many places throughout Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
While war and oppression have devastating consequences on the freedom and well-being of innocent children caught in the crossfire, Steve and Oddny labor tirelessly to bring peace and help to children caught in war zones. Their motto is "Kid's shouldn't suffer because the adults are fighting".
We are currently partnering with Steve and Oddny’s teams as they work around the clock to get basic supplies (food, water, bedding and shelter) to refugee families in Syria in the past several years.