Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: May 13, 2015 – 11:34 AM EST
ALEXANDRIA, VA , May 13 /CSRwire/ - Today, in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, which has forced approximately 3 million refugees to seek asylum in neighboring countries, Global Impact launched the Syrian Refugee Fund. The fund illuminates the needs of Syrian refugees and provides an opportunity for donor engagement and contributions.
“We are seeing one of the largest crises of displaced persons in modern times,” said Global Impact Vice President Ann Canela. “The needs of Syrian refugees are extreme and we will use this platform as a visibility and fundraising tool to scale existing solutions and to provide opportunities for promising innovations that alleviate suffering.”
At the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in September, 2014, President Clinton and King Abdullah of Jordan recognized Global Impact and seven other world class organizations for their Commitments to Action to help those displaced by the protracted disaster that has forced Syrians from their homes and their livelihoods.
The goal of the Syrian Refugee Fund is to:
Raise $1 million from foundations, corporations and individuals to provide support to Syrian refugees in Jordan and other countries impacted by the crisis;
Reduce pressure on government and public resources in countries to which refugees are fleeing; and;
Close funding gaps for CGI Commitments to Action for the Syrian refugee crisis, in areas such as education, healthcare and economic development.
“As a leader in global philanthropy, Global Impact influences billions of dollars on an annual basis,” Ms. Canela continued. “It is our responsibility to highlight the needs of refugees to the private sector and individuals worldwide.”
To learn more about the fund or to donate, visit the Syrian Refugee Fund today.
About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help people in need. Learn more at charity.org.
About The Clinton Global Initiative
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 190 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,200 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.
In addition to the Annual Meeting, CGI convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States; and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. This year, CGI will also convene CGI Middle East & Africa, which will bring together leaders across sectors to take action on pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.
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