WHAT: In honor of World Refugee Day, GlobalGiving will host World Refugee Week June 15 – 20 to bring attention to the millions of people around the world forced to flee their homes, and seek refuge in foreign countries. GlobalGiving will match the first $750 (UPDATED: June 5, 2020) raised by all campaign participants dollar for dollar and there will be $50,000 in bonus prizes.
WHY: At the end of 2019, 50.8 million people were displaced inside their countries due to conflict, violence, and disasters. These millions of children, women, and men have been driven from their homes by conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution. What’s more shocking is that one person becomes displaced every two seconds.
WHO: GlobalGiving partners with projects supporting refugee relief efforts are invited to submit an Expression of Interest form by Friday, May 29, 2020, to be considered for the campaign.
For the purposes of this campaign, we’re defining ‘refugee’ as: People around the world forced to leave their homes and seek refuge from conflict, violence, natural disasters, human rights violations, or persecution. Includes refugees, asylum seekers, and Internally Displaced Persons — all people forcibly displaced within and across state borders.
WHEN + WHERE: GlobalGiving’s World Refugee Week runs from 09:00 ET on Monday, June 15, 2020, to 23:59 ET on Saturday, June 20, 2020. Fundraising totals will be displayed on the World Refugee Week leaderboard.
HOW TO GET STARTED: