The Global Emergency Response Coalition is an alliance of eight leading U.S.-based international aid organizations: CARE, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Plan International USA, Save the Children, and World Vision. With programmatic strengths across emergency food delivery, medical care, child protection and support, water and sanitation, recovery and more, our member organizations work together to raise awareness and funds that increase their collective capacity to delivery aid quickly and efficiently.
When disaster strikes, the Coalition mobilizes to help children and families in urgent need. We analyze the scale and severity of the crisis, as well as the expertise and capacity of our members. When we know how we can be most effective, we launch a joint fundraising appeal in the United States to raise awareness and money for the emergency. Appeals typically last two weeks, but may be extended given the needs of the particular emergency.
Donations received during a fundraising appeal are divided equally among the Coalition’s member organizations working on the ground to help people survive and recover after a disaster. Our cost-efficient model ensures that the majority of money we raise – 85% – goes directly to affected communities, providing them with a range of lifesaving assistance. The remaining funds are used to run our platform and support costs to ensure aid is delivered efficiently and effectively.
Our Coalition’s work is driven by our shared value of accountability – to both our donors and to those affected by humanitarian crises and disasters. Through careful stewardship of resources, along with detailed tracking and communication of results, we ensure that our efforts in disaster relief are reaching the people and communities most in need. Our collaborative model serves to decrease duplication on the ground and significantly increase aid effectiveness.