“I am very troubled by the famine in Somalia and would like to help by sending a donation to a reputable organization. I've looked at a few on your website (thank you, I'm a big promoter of your organization), but I've heard some reports that aid cannot reach the needy in Somalia due to the government or other groups that are blocking such aid. I feel conflicted. I want to send money to help, but want some reassurance that it will reach the intended recipients. Can you give me some feedback on which organizations have been successful at getting their aid through?”
To help this donor get an answer, we invited each of the charities featured on our list of charities responding to this crisis to post a response here. We hope you’ll come back over the next few days and check for their responses.
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