UN Secretary-General António Guterres has described the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) as "a United Nations success story." I couldn't agree more. Since its creation seventeen years ago, the Fund has proven to be one of the fastest and most effective ways to finance global humanitarian action. It would be very welcome if more people were aware of the Fund and would donate to CERF. The Emergency Response Fund finances humanitarian aid that goes where it is needed most urgently.
Finding your way among thousands of organizations seeking your donations is not always easy. How do you recognize a reputable donation organization? DONARE has compiled some information on what to look for to distinguish reputable charities from less trustworthy fundraisers. First of all, the humanitarian organizations selected on the website are all considered reputable and trustworthy. If there is reasonable doubt about this, the humanitarian organizations will no longer be featured, their fundraising will no longer be supported.
Whether it's US Congress, UK House of Commons or the European Parliament, personal letters and personal emails from constituents can be an effective way to communicate with your representatives. DONARE has put together some basic tips on what to look for if you are writing to a MP or other parliamentary representative.
Thank you to all who pay attention to the suffering and needs of people in crises around the world. Thank you to all who do not close their eyes to wars, conflicts and human rights violations worldwide. Thank you to all who pay attention to humanitarian needs, even if it is often painful. Thank you to all who recognize the grave consequences that climate change is already having on the survival of millions.
Many people find it preferable to donate for a specific purpose. They want to be sure that their donation will reach those in need and will be used for a specific mission. The designation of a donation purpose is experienced as concrete and binding. Behind the motivation, there is sometimes also a feeling of mistrust toward an aid organization.