|Action Against Hunger | ACF-USA|
|Convoy of Hope|
|Doctors Without Borders, USA|
|Feed My Starving Children|
|International Medical Corps|
|International Rescue Committee|
|Medical Teams International|
|Mercy-USA for Aid and Development|
|Plan International USA|
|Save the Children|
|Stop Hunger Now|
|United States Fund for UNICEF|
|Catholic Relief Services|
|Concern Worldwide US, Inc.|
|Food for the Hungry|
|World Food Program USA|
On July 20th, the United Nations officially declared a famine in parts of Somalia. This is the first time in 11 years that a major famine has been declared. The last one, in 2000, was in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
Here are the facts that are being reported about the current crisis:
As the news coverage of this crisis increases, exposing us to heart wrenching images of starving children and adults, we know many of you will want to support the relief efforts. To that end, we offer the list to the right of highly-rated charities responding. Each charity specializes in a different type of aid (food, shelter, medical, and so on), so be sure to carefully select one that matches your personal interests. You can determine the type of assistance the charity is providing by visiting its website. For your convenience, we offer a link to each charity’s website on its rating page.
We also encourage you to read our blog post where a donor shared her concerns regarding news reports indicating that aid isn’t reaching the famine victims in Africa and the charities listed here were given an opportunity to answer her question.