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Famine in the Horn of Africa - private sector response (2011)

Compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Note: These are examples of significant company contributions, not a comprehensive list


Donations

Alcatel-Lucent Foundation Donates for East African Drought Crisis
Carolyn J Dawson, TMCnet, 19 Sep 2011

Best Buy Makes Big Famine Donation
Spike Marshall, EMoney, 16 Sep 2011

BHPB donated USD 500000 to assist famine in Africa
Steelguru, 4 Sep 2011

IKEA's $62m donation to famine victims should be celebrated
The Guardian, 1 Sep 2011

Western Union announces $750,000 support for Horn of Africa drought victims
Ghana Business News, 1 Sep 2011

The Mosaic Company Commits $200,000 toward famine relief in the Horn of Africa
Seeking Alpha, 26 Aug 2011

Nissan Seeks to Help Ease East Africa Famine
Auto Remarketing, 19 Aug 2011

Coca Cola opens happiness to starving Kenyans
Michael Karanja, Capital FM [Kenya], 12 Aug 2011

Million dollar donation by FIFA to help those affected by drought in Somalia
Inside World Football, 11 Aug 2011

Campaigns continue in Turkey to assist hunger-hit Africa [refers to Beysehirliler Demir Celik AS, Vakifbank, Turkish Airlines]
AA [Turkey], 9 Aug 2011

Cargill donates $100,000 to fight famine in the Horn of Africa
Cargill, 5 Aug 2011

Famine in the Horn of Africa: Total to make a donation of 1 million dollars
Total, 29 Jul 2011

Infineon Donates Euro 100,000 for People Starving in East Africa
presseagentur.com, 29 Jul 2011 

Bell donates $250000 for African famine relief to the Humanitarian Coalition
Canada NewsWire, ‎22 Jul 2011‎ 

Ramsey company raise £3,000 for Horn of Africa appeal
Isleofman.com, 22 Jul 2011 

Eversheds supports DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal
Eversheds Press Release, 21 Jul 2011

Allana Potash Supports East Africa's Famine and Drought Relief Efforts
Allana Potash, 18 July 2011


Other initiatives

Procter & Gamble Co. announces $3 million water purifier aid to East Africa at Clinton meet
AP, 22 Sep 2011

PepsiCo Hopes To Reduce Famine By Investing In Ethiopian Chickpeas
Huffington Post, 21 Sep 2011

RAK Ceramics partners with UNICEF in fund drive to help millions of people suffering from famine in Africa
Zawya, 1 Sep 2011

Unilever responds to East Africa crisis
Unilever, 30 Aug 2011

Big business joins famine aid [refers to TNT, UPS, Wal-Mart]
Jason Straziuso, AP, 26 Aug 2011

Google puts Horn of Africa fundraising appeal on homepage
FOCUS News Agency, 19 Aug 2011

'Incredible generosity' for ABC East Africa Appeal
Janel Shorthouse, ABC Australia, 16 Aug 2011

Kulula.com to fly 11-tons of aid to Somalia
Pearl Boshomane, Times Live [South Africa], 12 Aug 2011

Luxembourg-based companies support UNICEF famine relief efforts [refers to ArcelorMittal Foundation, Cargolux, CFL, Enovos, LuxairCARGO, Paul Wurth and SES]
FloraCulture International, 11 Aug 2011

Everything Everywhere launches text appeal for Unicef East Africa appeal [refers to T-Mobile, Orange]
Celina Ribeiro, Civilsociety.co.uk, 11 Aug 2011

Delivering hope to the Horn of Africa [refers to TNT Express]
Transport & Logistics News, 9 Aug 2011

OpenMarket raises more than £1m in SMS donations for drought appeal
MobileMagazine, 4 Aug 2011

General Mills Partners with American Refugee Committee to Aid Famine Relief Efforts in Somalia
General Mills, 3 Aug 2011

UN calls on airlines to help fly food to Africa's Horn [refers to British Airways, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and UPS]
AFP, 2 Aug 2011
Refers to assistance by British Airways, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic and UPS

Safaricom Foundation and KCB Foundation lead new campaign to fight hunger in Kenya
Safaricom Foundation, 27 Jul 2011
- Kenyans4Kenya charity hits SH490m
  Lordrick Mayabi, Capital FM [Kenya], 5 Aug 2011
- Kenya Airways Boosts National Famine Relief
  Kelly Dunst, Kenya Airways, 8 Aug 2011

Verizon Wireless Launches Mobile Giving Campaign to Support Famine Relief Efforts in East Africa
Verizon Wireless, 27 Jul 2011 

HSBC customers can now donate to DEC via 3789 ATMs
Easier finance, 25 Jul 2011 

Swiss Solidarity [fundraising arm of Swiss Broadcasting Corp.] appeals for more funds to help Somalia famine victims
World Radio Switzerland, 25 Jul 2011 

Give a day's pay for Africa [campaign by The Independent, UK]
The Independent [UK], 24 Jul 2011

Readers have donated £2,000 for East Africa Appeal
Dorset Echo [UK], 21 Jul 2011

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2 August 2011

UN calls on airlines to help fly food to Africa's Horn

Author: AFP

The United Nations appealed Tuesday to the air transport industry to help fly food in urgently to the Horn of Africa, where millions of people are starving due to a severe drought. "We're making an appeal to the air transport industry for free and...

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