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09/24/2020
USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

During the 75th United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. announced additional humanitarian aid for South Sudan and Syria - two countries hard-hit by years of crisis.

Here's how YOU can help people in need in:
🔸South Sudan : www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/south-sudan/
🔸Syria: www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/syria/

Today, 🇺🇸 demonstrated its continued leadership & commitment to people in need around the 🌍 by announcing additional humanitarian aid for:
🔹 the Sahel
🔹 South Sudan
🔹 Syria
The announcements, made at #UNGA and other events will support the following lifesaving activities.

09/16/2020
PlayDoh Day

Today is National #PlayDoh Day, so we used everyone's favorite modeling clay to share this reminder about the best way to help people affected by disasters, like hurricanes or wildfires. It doesn't matter if it's Play-Doh or real “dough”, the answer is the same…

When life handed them 🍋s, six-year-old friends Ayaan and Mikaeel started a lemonade stand to raise money for people in Y...
09/16/2020
Angelina Jolie Donates to Yemen Crisis Appeal Organized by Two Young Boys in the U.K.

When life handed them 🍋s, six-year-old friends Ayaan and Mikaeel started a lemonade stand to raise money for people in Yemen affected by the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Angelina Jolie even heard about the young philanthropists and donated to the cause! We’re always on the lookout for creative ways people raise money, since donating cash is the most effective way to those affected by Humanitarian crises. Good job Ayaan and Mikaeel! Harper's Bazaar has the story: https://bit.ly/2RuKKMD

Ayaan Moosa and Mikaeel Ishaaq received a personal letter from Jolie after they set up "Lemonade for Yemen-Aid."

As wildfires sweep through over one million acres of land in Oregon, many people want to help first responders and the t...
09/15/2020

As wildfires sweep through over one million acres of land in Oregon, many people want to help first responders and the thousands of residents forced to evacuate due to this “once-in-a-generation event”. #DYK monetary donations are the best way to help? Travel Oregon shares how you can help those providing support on the ground: https://bit.ly/3hA5e13

USAID is working to provide emergency assistance in South Sudan, where years of conflict have left: 🔹7.5 million people ...
09/12/2020

USAID is working to provide emergency assistance in South Sudan, where years of conflict have left:
🔹7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance
🔹6.5 million people in need of vital food assistance.
Learn more and see how you can help: https://goo.gl/mfnpmU

A record-breaking hurricane season.A catastrophic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.Threatening wildfires in California. All ...
09/05/2020

A record-breaking hurricane season.
A catastrophic explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
Threatening wildfires in California.
All in the midst of an ongoing global health pandemic.

In times of crisis, it is natural to want to help. #CashIsBest way to do that. How can you make sure your monetary donation reaches people in need? Here are some helpful resources! #DayofCharity
✅ GiveWell
✅ Charity Navigator
✅ CharityWatch
✅ Better Business Bureau

It has been one month since the catastrophic Lebanon explosions. As the response has shifted to recovery, people are sti...
09/04/2020

It has been one month since the catastrophic Lebanon explosions. As the response has shifted to recovery, people are still in need. USAID's new fact sheet shares the latest and a reminder that "the most effective way people can assist relief efforts is by making monetary contributions to humanitarian organizations." #CashIsBest Here's a list of vetted organizations working on the ground to help ➡️ www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/lebanon/

Did you know we are in the peak months of hurricane season? One storm can devastate lives and cause significant damage t...
09/02/2020

Did you know we are in the peak months of hurricane season? One storm can devastate lives and cause significant damage to communities. If you’re wondering how you can help before a disaster hits, the best way is to make monetary donations to relief organizations that work directly with people affected by disasters. Our website has more tips on how to pre-plan your generosity: https://bit.ly/3lGJuUv #CashIsBest

As communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast are recovering from Hurricane Laura, we know that many generous people want to ...
08/28/2020
How to Help Hurricane Laura Victims: 15 Places to Donate to Disaster Relief

As communities along the U.S. Gulf Coast are recovering from Hurricane Laura, we know that many generous people want to help. Did you know the safest & quickest way to do so is through a financial donation to aid groups working on the ground? MONEY shares 15 places, like The Salvation Army USA and Houston Food Bank, where you can donate responsibly: https://bit.ly/2YKMtl0

The devastation is widespread from the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in over 150 years.

DONATE SMART: After disasters like the California wildfires #BeirutExplosion, people want to help. Monetary donations ar...
08/26/2020

DONATE SMART: After disasters like the California wildfires #BeirutExplosion, people want to help. Monetary donations are the best way to do that. But how can you make sure your monetary donation will reach the people you want to help? Here are some helpful resources to check out before you donate!
✅ GiveWell
✅ Charity Navigator
✅ CharityWatch
✅ Betterbusinessbureau

08/24/2020
USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance

With so much happening in the world - from Lebanon to #wildfires - sharing a reminder that monetary donations to vetted organizations are the best way to help after a disaster. See why ⬇️

From explosions to wildfires to COVID19, this year has been wrought with disasters. So it’s natural for people to do what they can to help those affected and in need. While all generosity is well-intentioned, sending unsolicited items like clothing, food, and even water can hurt response efforts. Making monetary donations is the best way to help. This CIDI video explains ➡️

HELP, DON’T HINDER: As over 370 wildfires burn in northern California, people around the country want to help. Donating ...
08/22/2020
California wildfire victims don’t need your old stuff. Here’s the best way to help

HELP, DON’T HINDER: As over 370 wildfires burn in northern California, people around the country want to help. Donating clothes, food and even cleaning supplies may feel good, but sending unsolicited material items can actually hinder relief work. The Sacramento Bee explains why monetary donations are the best way you can help wildfire victims: https://bit.ly/3l9JImT

Nobody wants your old T-shirts or prom dresses. They’ll just be sent to a landfill.

As Lebanon works to recover from the catastrophic August 4 explosions, there are many people in need. USAID's new fact s...
08/21/2020

As Lebanon works to recover from the catastrophic August 4 explosions, there are many people in need. USAID's new fact sheet shares an update on the U.S. response and a reminder that if you want to help, please consider monetary donations. #CashIsBest Here's a list of vetted organizations working on the ground to help ⤵️ https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/lebanon/

MUST WATCH: After a disaster, "it's natural to want to give - natural to want to help" - but as NPR's Scott Simon tells ...
08/20/2020
Watch Sunday Morning: When disaster relief fails - Full show on CBS All Access

MUST WATCH: After a disaster, "it's natural to want to give - natural to want to help" - but as NPR's Scott Simon tells us, sometimes the best intentions can be misplaced. CBS Sunday Morning spent time with our former director who explained how unsolicited donations can cause "the second disaster." In the wake of the Beirut explosion, please remember that #CashIsBest way to help!

On World Humanitarian Day, we recognize and honor the humanitarians that risk their lives to help others. They sacrifice...
08/19/2020

On World Humanitarian Day, we recognize and honor the humanitarians that risk their lives to help others. They sacrifice in the midst of conflict, natural disasters, and now #COVID19. You may not be a humanitarian, but you can help people affected by crisis by following this good guidance. Check out this info on best practices to support disaster relief ➡️ https://www.cidi.org/how-to-help/toolkit/

HELPING LEBANON: Local Washington, DC chefs, including Maydan/Compass Rose's Marcelle Afram, are raising money to help p...
08/18/2020
D.C. Restaurants Are Making Special Dishes to Raise Money for Disaster Relief in Lebanon [Updated]

HELPING LEBANON: Local Washington, DC chefs, including Maydan/Compass Rose's Marcelle Afram, are raising money to help people in need after the Lebanon explosions. Follow the fundraising effort using the hashtag #Beitna, which means “our house” in Arabic, and get more info on how you can satisfy your urge to help - and your taste buds - from Eater.
#CashIsBest

Sales of manoushe and meze will help people affected by the massive explosion in Beirut

More than 5 million people have fled the crisis in Venezuela seeking food, medicine, and other critical aid in nearby co...
08/17/2020

More than 5 million people have fled the crisis in Venezuela seeking food, medicine, and other critical aid in nearby countries. Want to help? Our website provides tips: https://bit.ly/30QfQUD

Want to help Lebanon after the #BeirutExplosion? Please remember that donating cash to vetted organizations working on t...
08/16/2020
How to Help Lebanon After Beirut Explosion

Want to help Lebanon after the #BeirutExplosion? Please remember that donating cash to vetted organizations working on the ground is the best way to help. The New York Times shares a list of 🔟 organizations & initiatives helping in the aftermath. #CashIsBest

As the search for survivors continues, aid groups have mobilized to help the thousands of people wounded by the blast, and the hundreds of thousands of others who have been made homeless.

Detroit Free Press shares some good examples of people donating responsibly to help peope affected by the Beirut explosi...
08/14/2020
Metro Detroiters helping Lebanon with millions of dollars in equipment, supplies

Detroit Free Press shares some good examples of people donating responsibly to help peope affected by the Beirut explosions by working with established organizations that are accepting donations. Want to know how you can help? Here are more organizations on the ground you can support: www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/lebanon/ #CashIsBest

Michigan has a Lebanese American population of 57,000 people, and others with roots in the Middle East who have ties to Beirut.

As Lebanon works to recover from last week's catastrophic explosions, there are many people in need. USAID's new fact sh...
08/13/2020

As Lebanon works to recover from last week's catastrophic explosions, there are many people in need. USAID's new fact sheet gives an update on the response and shares the best way YOU can help. A hint? #CashIsBest Here's a list of vetted organizations working on the ground to meet urgent needs ⤵️ https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/lebanon/

People around the world are offering help to #Lebanon after last week's explosions. The U.S. is providing support throug...
08/11/2020
4 Ways USAID is Supporting the Response to the Lebanon Explosions

People around the world are offering help to #Lebanon after last week's explosions. The U.S. is providing support through USAID. So what can you do? Consider donating to organizations working on the ground. Our website has a helpful list👉 https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/lebanon/

On August 4, 2020, catastrophic explosions rocked Beirut, Lebanon, killing more than 100 people, injuring thousands more, and causing…

As the world watches #Lebanon reel from devastating explosions in #Beirut, many want to volunteer to help survivors. Did...
08/08/2020
Volunteering - USAID CIDI

As the world watches #Lebanon reel from devastating explosions in #Beirut, many want to volunteer to help survivors. Did you know that the best way to help may be from home? So before you make travel plans ✈️, consider whether your good intentions will help - or hinder - international response efforts. Learn more about the skills needed, and how to volunteer responsibly.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in four Americans volunteered for an organization at least once during the course of a year. Despite their good intentions, volunteers could hinder relief efforts, even being a danger to themselves and others during a during a disaster response. When....

We stand with the people of Lebanon. The catastrophic explosion has caused widespread damage throughout the capital city...
08/06/2020
Deadly explosion in Beirut: How to help to the victims in Lebanon

We stand with the people of Lebanon. The catastrophic explosion has caused widespread damage throughout the capital city of Beirut. Our disaster experts are working in close coordination with U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanese authorities and local partners. Get more info on how USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance is responding + ways you can support organizations on the ground, like Lebanese Red Cross and Impact Lebanon, from USA TODAY.

People around the world were horrified by the massive explosion in Beirut. Here's how individuals can help.

HELP AFTER A HURRICANE: Did you know relief organizations can provide safe 💧 to 32,000 people for one day for the SAME C...
08/03/2020
Here’s How To Plan Your Giving For The 2020 Hurricane Season - USAID CIDI

HELP AFTER A HURRICANE: Did you know relief organizations can provide safe 💧 to 32,000 people for one day for the SAME COST of shipping one 6-pack of bottled water to a disaster site?

Our website shares how you can best help after a hurricane: http://bit.ly/2pYkJIL #cashisbest

Today marks the start of Hurricane Preparedness Week – and as we know, it only takes one storm to cause significant damage to communities in the United States and around the world.

USAID is working to provide emergency assistance in South Sudan, where years of conflict have left: 🔹7.5 million people ...
07/31/2020
South-Sudan-crisis - USAID CIDI

USAID is working to provide emergency assistance in South Sudan, where years of conflict have left:
🔹7.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance
🔹6.5 million people in need of vital food assistance.
Learn more and see how you can help: https://goo.gl/mfnpmU

07/24/2020

Are you wondering how you can help during hurricane season with Tropical Storm Gonzalo threatening the Caribbean islands of Barbados, St. Vincent, the Grenadines and others nearby? The best way to help disaster relief efforts is through a monetary donation at a reputable organization. Watch why #cashisbest.

BETTER TOGETHER: With Inter-American Development Bank, USAID - US Agency for International Development put out a call fo...
07/21/2020

BETTER TOGETHER: With Inter-American Development Bank, USAID - US Agency for International Development put out a call for innovative solutions to help the people of Venezuela through the Juntos Es Mejor Challenge Challenge. And people around the world responded! Take a look at these first four winners and learn more about their ideas to improve the lives of vulnerable Venezuelans with essential resources like health services, food, and safe water. ➡️ https://bit.ly/2OywgKc

As South Sudan celebrates 9️⃣ years of independence, learn more about how you can help some of the country's 7.5 million...
07/09/2020

As South Sudan celebrates 9️⃣ years of independence, learn more about how you can help some of the country's 7.5 million people in need: https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/south-sudan/

Today, South Sudan marks 9 years of independence. The people of the world’s youngest nation deserve peace, but instead continue to face displacement, food insecurity & a lack of basic services. With 7.5 million people in need of humanitarian aid, we’re working with partners to save lives.

What’s happening in Yemen? Short answer: the COVID-19 pandemic, a cholera outbreak, hunger & war. What can you do to hel...
07/07/2020
YEMEN & HOW TO HELP

What’s happening in Yemen? Short answer: the COVID-19 pandemic, a cholera outbreak, hunger & war.

What can you do to help?
Media publication, Muslim, compiled a list of resources that you can use to support Yemenis suffering from the worst #humanitarian crisis in the world.

Ameer Al-Khatahtbeh

https://yemencrisis.carrd.co/

resources to help yemen which is facing the world’s current worst humanitarian crisis.

USAID - US Agency for International Development is still committed to the people of #Syria, especially the 11M people in...
06/30/2020

USAID - US Agency for International Development is still committed to the people of #Syria, especially the 11M people in need of humanitarian aid inside Syria, and the millions of Syrians displaced to neighboring countries. You can still show your commitment to orgs on the ground providing essential life-saving aid like clean 💧, 🩺and 🍲. Learn how here ➡️ https://www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/syria/

BREAKING: The United States is providing $696 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Syria crisis. With this new funding, USAID - US Agency for International Development and U.S. Department of State will be working with our partners to provide food, water, emergency healthcare, shelter, hygiene supplies, protection programs, and other aid. We will also continue providing emergency food assistance to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq. As the Syria conflict stretches into its 10th year, we continue to stand by the Syrian people. http://ow.ly/jiVC50AlF3V

GOOD NEWS: Generous Americans and local grocery stores are answering the call of those in need! Hy-Vee matched $500,000+...
06/26/2020
Hy-Vee exceeds $1 million goal in donations to help supply local food banks

GOOD NEWS: Generous Americans and local grocery stores are answering the call of those in need! Hy-Vee matched $500,000+ in customer donations, raising more than $1M for food banks across eight states in the midwest during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://bit.ly/3fCSBSs

From March 23 to May 31, Hy-Vee customers were encouraged to donate $1 or more at checkout or via Hy-Vee Aisles Online. On Monday, June 15, 2020, Hy-Vee Inc. announced that through this effort it exceeded its goal of $1 million to help supply local food banks across its eight-state region during the...

Yemen was already in crisis before COVID-19 created what UNICEF calls an “emergency within an emergency.” Now, the estim...
06/24/2020
Yemen Is In Crisis. Here's How You Can Help

Yemen was already in crisis before COVID-19 created what UNICEF calls an “emergency within an emergency.” Now, the estimated 24 million Yemenis who were already in need of humanitarian assistance are even more vulnerable because of the pandemic. The situation is critical, but there are many organizations working on the ground to save lives and ways that YOU can help. Here are some tips from ELLE Magazine (US) ➡️ https://bit.ly/3hWPBCz

Yemen was already experiencing a humanitarian crisis. Now, the pandemic has created an "emergency within an emergency."

GIVE CONFIDENTLY: Donating to causes that you care about can mean the world to someone else in need. Unfortunately, unsc...
06/22/2020

GIVE CONFIDENTLY: Donating to causes that you care about can mean the world to someone else in need. Unfortunately, unscrupulous people may try to take advantage of your generosity. So how can you protect yourself? WUSA 9 spoke with Burns Estate Planning and Wealth Advisors to get tips on how to donate safely and wisely! https://bit.ly/3da7DgQ

#DidYouKnow milk🥛 is one of the most requested items at food banks? Due to COVID-19, food banks are seeing a surge in de...
06/19/2020
Dairy duo raises funds to help dairy farmers and food pantries

#DidYouKnow milk🥛 is one of the most requested items at food banks? Due to COVID-19, food banks are seeing a surge in demands but a decrease in donations. To help food banks and local dairy farmers, two University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna designed a T-shirt and spearheaded a fundraiser in order to provide milk to needy families. Wisconsin State Farmer shares this inspiring story! ➡️ https://bit.ly/2YMA7bn

Their combined love of dairy products and giving back to their community is helping Sydney Endres and Mariah Martin to make a difference during the pandemic.

Have you heard the news?? USAID - US Agency for International Development’s two powerhouses in humanitarian relief have ...
06/18/2020

Have you heard the news?? USAID - US Agency for International Development’s two powerhouses in humanitarian relief have combined as the new Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance - follow them on Facebook & Twitter at @USAIDSavesLives. They may have a new name, but some things haven't changed. The best way to help those affected by a disaster overseas is to make a monetary donation to a reputable organization working on the ground.. Here’s how you can help ➡️ https://www.usaid.gov/humanitarian-assistance/how-to-help

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