The world is on the brink of one of the most devastating food security crises in generations due to the effects of climate change and COVID-19. The war in Ukraine is exacerbating this crisis, causing global food, fuel, and fertilizer shortages and rising food prices around the world. Ukraine supplies a great deal of the world’s corn, wheat, and sunflower seeds for cooking oil. Russia continues to destroy Ukrainian farmland, warehouses, roads, and equipment. After 5 months of blockading Ukraine's ports, Russia must live up to the commitments it made to allow Ukrainian agricultural goods to reach the world.
Meanwhile, the worst drought in four decades is imperiling lives across the Horn of Africa, a region that is also dependent on Ukrainian exports.
Millions of people - especially those in the most vulnerable countries around the world - are starving and facing a potentially fatal humanitarian crisis. And the problem is only escalating.
GoFundMe.org has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to direct funds to organizations that are helping to address the global food security crisis by providing immediate humanitarian relief to the most vulnerable populations. All donations raised on this fundraiser will be distributed to verified global nonprofit organizations combating the global food security and hunger crisis. Your tax-deductible donation will support organizations responding to food insecurity around the world.
Together, we can support communities impacted by these devastating tragedies. And, as of July 18, 2022, GoFundMe.org has approved support for the following:
- International Medical Corps
- International Organization for Migration
- International Rescue Committee
- Save the Children
- UNICEF USA
- World Food Program USA
We will continue to evaluate these ever-shifting situations and add recipient charities to the list as they are properly vetted to confirm funds can be sent where needed and can reach those on the ground who need support. We will post timely updates when grants have been made.
GoFundMe.org is a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 81-2279757). Its mission is to provide fast and effective relief to victims of disaster, and to fund education and other charitable initiatives. In its first 5 years of operation, GoFundMe.org raised over $140 million, for distribution to vetted nonprofit organizations serving the same mission, and to verified individuals who are part of the charitable class. GoFundMe.org eliminates the paradox of choice for donors by providing one centralized place to give, knowing that those dollars are efficiently dispersed to the right organizations and people. Donations to this fund are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.
Donations via the donate button on this site, including Apple Pay or Google Pay, are limited to $50,000 or less. To donate through a DAF; by wire, ACH, or check; stock or otherwise, please email USAID [at] gofundme [dot] org or visit us at https://www.gofundme.org/off-platform-donations/