Business Aid in Response to the Horn of Africa Famine

Abbott

Donated $100,000 to help with famine relief: $50,000 will go to CARE; $30,000 will go to Direct Relief International; and $20,000 will go to International Medical Corps

Alibaba.com

Donating $1 for every online sales transaction completed on its AliExpress wholesale platform to drought relief

Allana Potash Corp.

Pledged $100,000 to the Ethiopian government to support the relief efforts

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C (Alba)

Pledged to donate $250,000 (BD 94,250) to support wide range of relief efforts in Somalia

Amway

Providing $100,000 toward relief efforts for the food and water crisis in Eastern Africa. Amway will be working through CARE, an organization with extensive crisis relief experience in Africa.

Baker Baker & Higgs Asset Management Partners

Committed $500,000 to help provide urgent assistance through food, water, sanitation and health care services in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

Bank of America

Committed $200,000 in immediate disaster relief assistance; includes a $100,000 donation to the U.N. World Food Program to help transport food in affected areas and provide food aid and a $100,000 donation to Save the Children to help address the needs of women and children, through emergency food, water and sanitation

BASF

Donated 75,000 bed nets to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign

Bell

Donated $250,000 to the Humanitarian Coalition made up of CARE Canada, Oxfam Canada, Oxfam-Québec, Plan Canada and Save the Children Canada

BHP Billiton

Donating $500,000 to assist famine affected people in the Horn of Africa.  The donation will be going to the United Nations World Food Programme’s School Meals Programme to provide food and nutritional assistance to people affected by drought in the region.

British Airways

Scheduled a Boeing 747 freighter with capacity for up to 110 tons of cargo to fly to Ethiopia on Friday, August 12, carrying aid from Oxfam and UNICEF; cargo includes 5,000 meters of pipe from Oxfam to help supply water to the Dolo Ado refugee camp in Ethiopia, as well as emergency food and medical supplies from UNICEF

Cargill

Donated $100,000 to longtime partners, CARE and the World Food Programme (WFP) for Horn of Africa hunger relief.  Also donated about 10,000 metric tons of rice to alleviate hunger in the Horn of Africa in the largest contribution ever from a company to WFP USA.  The donation is valued at $5 million

Citi and the Citi Foundation

Committed $100,000 to support the World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and has established a donation site for Citi employees and partners to contribute to WFP

Coca-Cola Foundation

Donated $1.4 million (Ksh. 134 million) to the Red Cross societies in in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia to provide food, water, sanitation, and healthcare services assistance

Co-operative Group (The)

Donated $162,000 (£100,000)

Dahabshiil Money Transfer

Donated $100,000 for immediate relief in Somalia, with pledges for further assistance from the company and its employees; during the month of Ramadan, offering a 1% discount on all transactions

Equity Bank Group

Donated $216,000 (Kshs 20 million) to KenyansforKenya famine relief resource mobilization effort

Fed Ex

Delivered approximately 91 metric tons (200,000 pounds) of high-nutrient food to Nairobi, Kenya; organized in collaboration with UNICEF with the aim of offering life-saving assistance to severely malnourished children in South and Central Somalia

FIFA

Donated $1 million to the International Red Cross to support its famine relief efforts in Somalia

GlaxoSmithKline

Donated 30 tons of food aid worth $37,603 (KES 3.6 million) to be distributed by the Kenya Red Cross in northern Kenya

General Mills Foundation

Announced $100,000 in support to the Twin Cities-based American Refugee Committee (ARC) to enhance famine relief efforts in Somalia; an initial $50,000 donation has been made and the foundation has offered to match contributions from other Twin Cities companies, up to $50,000

Ikea

Donated nearly $1.5 million to UNICEF for efforts in Somalia. Additionally, donating $62 million (42.8 million euros) over three years to expand the world's largest refugee complex in Dadaab, Kenya. 

Infineon Technologies

Donated $142,000 (Euro 100,000) in support of Germany’s Relief Coalition “Aktion Deutschland Hilft”; donation used to supply water, provide food, and improve the provision of emergency medical aid

ING Direct

Matching contributions (up to $50,000) from clients and employees to support drought relief in several regions; donations directed to Canadian Red Cross

ITT

Committed $200,000 to support water-related emergency response efforts in Kenya, in partnership with Mercy Corps

Kenya Airways

Donated $106,000 (KSh. 10 Million) to the Kenya Red Cross and is offering two months of cargo space on planes for use by Red Cross to transport donations from the airline's European and African destinations

Kraft Foods

Donated 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Kenya Red Cross and Somali Red Crescent, which are coordinating relief efforts in the region as part of humanitarian aid to ease the plight of millions in the drought-ravaged Horn of Africa

Kulula.com

Donated 10.5 tons of food and water to Mogadishu in a cargo plane in partnership with Interactive Africa

The Mosaic Company

Donating $100,000 to the American Refugee Committee (ARC), and is matching all donations made to ARC made on givemn.org up to $100,000

Morgan Stanley

Committed $100,000 to Doctors without Borders in response to the nutritional crisis in Somalia

MultiChoice Kenya

Donated $21,600 (Kshs 2 million) to the Kenyans4Kenya famine relief initiative

National Bank of Kuwait

Donated U.S. $500,000 to feed people in Somalia; launched an emergency donation campaign in collaboration with the Fundraising People’s Committee and Kuwait Red Crescent Society -- a special NBK account number (1000354951) has been set up to channel donations

Nissan

Donated $140,000 to the UN World Food Program

PepsiCo Foundation

Committed $1 million to famine relief efforts in the Horn of Africa, divided as follows: $500,000 to the International Rescue Committee to provide access to safe water and sanitation services in Ethiopia and Kenya; $250,000 to the World Food Programme for food distribution in East Africa; 250,000 to Save the Children to provide nutrient-rich food for malnourished children in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya

SimplyCast.com

Donating 30% of all off new August sales

UPS

Flying more than 100 tons of food to Nairobi, Kenya; UPS Foundation donated $100,000 to support UNICEF's relief efforts

Vodacom

Started a donor relief campaign called "Relief for Somalia" that enables customers to donate up to U.S. $27.43 (R200) in multiples of R5 using SMS line 38207; pledged to match the amount raised by customers and has waived any charges associated with the use of SMS; funds will go to South African Red Cross Society

Yum! Brands Inc.

Directed the first $1 million from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food to families affected by hunger and drought; the funds will help the UN World Food Programme (WFP)