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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Charity Navigator Highlights Global Emergency Response Coalition


Charity Navigator Highlights Global Emergency Response Coalition

“We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.” — Bill Richardson


Eight humanitarian aid organizations have recently partnered to raise awareness and funds for the famine in East Africa. Charity Navigator is highlighting these highly-rated organizations today to commend them on working together to create change.

The Global Emergency Response Coalition is comprised of CARE, Save the Children, Plan International, Oxfam, Mercy Corps, World Vision, International Medical Corps, and International Rescue Committee. The goal of this coalition is to work collectively to deliver relief to millions of children and families in need.


Founded in April 2017, these eight organizations are putting the spotlight on unprecedented hunger crises in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, and Uganda that threaten more than 20 million people with starvation. There is a low public awareness of these crises, which means that a similar effect to the crises in 2011 might occur. Multiple countries faced food shortages, and over 250,000 people died in Somalia alone.


Until Friday, July 28th, all funds donated to these eight organizations through the Hunger Relief Fund will be matched, up to $2 million dollars, by BlackRock and The PepsiCo Foundation.


If you are interested in learning more about this Coalition and how you can help, Global Emergency Response Coalition’s FAQ page is a great place to start.

Charity Navigator also has a Hot Topic about Famine that is helpful to understanding what hunger crises mean for different countries.

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