THE need for relief supplies in many parts of the world continues to be strong. In crisis situations such as those in Somalia, Angola, southern Sudan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, and Iraq, increasingly it is the United Nations - often its Department of Humanitarian Affairs - that makes a consolidated appeal for funds.
The actual delivery of goods purchased by donations to the UN is accomplished through numerous nongovernmental organizations, which also solicit donations on their own. A partial list of those based in the United States follows:
* The US Committee for UNICEF, 333 E. 38th St., New York, NY 10017 (800-FOR-KIDS)
* American Red Cross (for International Committee of the Red Cross), P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013 (800-842-2200)
* CARE, 600 First Ave., New York, NY 10016 (800-521-CARE)
* Save the Children Foundation, 54 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06881 (800-243-5075)
* World Vision, P.O. Box 1131, Pasadena, CA 91131 (800-423-4200)