To help you make the most of your donation, Chimp has picked four charities delivering effective care to refugees right now. On top of that, Vancouver BMW Ducati is generously matching every dollar you give up to $100 per donation. Give now

Over the last few weeks, disturbing images of refugees crammed on makeshift boats, or scrambling to get on one of the few trains that will transport them to Western European countries have filled media outlets and social media channels.

The Refugee Crisis In Numbers

Over 50 million people have been displaced, the highest number since the Second World War.

Almost 4 million refugees have had to leave their home due to the Civil War in Syria. 50 percent of all Syrian refugees are children.

20,000 men, women, and children are estimated to have lost their lives in the past two decades, while trying to cross the Mediterranean.

The top 4 countries people are fleeing from are Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq and Eritrea.

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Most heartbreaking was probably the photo of of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body washed up on a Turkish beach, which went viral shortly after its release.

For millions of people, these images have put a human face to the global refugee crisis. They’ve also triggered an outpouring of empathy and kindness. Thousands of people dropped off emergency packets for refugees at Munich’s train station last week, and gave to charities providing emergency care. Some people even went as far as to open their homes to refugees in need of shelter.

 

Here at Chimp, we are deeply moved: both by the dire situation many refugees are facing and by the overwhelming generosity people have shown.

Our belief is that everyone has a charitable spirit, and in difficult situations like this, the biggest challenge is often deciding how to act on this spirit, and where to give to make sure that our donations have an immediate impact on the ground.

I WANT TO HELP, BUT WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DO SO?

Through research, expert testimonial, and media reports, Chimp has picked four effective and long-standing Canadian charities providing emergency care to refugees right now: Doctors Without Borders, Care, Save the Children and the Canadian Red Cross. Learn more about why we picked these four charities.

WILL MY DONATION BE MATCHED?

Yes. Vancouver BMW Ducati has put up a $10,000 matching grant to help you double your impact. Every donation up to $100 will be matched dollar for dollar. Give now before the match runs out!

WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO? 

If you decide to make a donation, Chimp will evenly distribute your money amongst the four charities we recommend.

WHAT IS MY DONATION BEING USED FOR? 

Your donation will help to provide life-saving assistance to refugees. Your support will help with their most urgent needs: humanitarian care, search and rescue, clean water, food, clothes, safe shelter, medical care and counselling. Give now.

Chimp brings people and charities together to change the world. Give how you want, when you want to the causes you care about. To date, more than $79 million has been given through Chimp. More than 4,320 Canadian charities have benefited.

The Refugee Crisis: What you can do to help

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