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Focus Area: 
Response

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We succeed when urgent needs of disaster-affected communities are met in a timely manner. We address emergencies...

  • Anywhere in the world, though we prioritize crises affecting Africa
  • Whether they be natural or man-made
  • Whether or not they result in displacement
  • That are underfunded or underreported
  • That have broad repercussions on multiple countries and communities

See detailed investment criteria for this Focus Area...

We invest in organizations that exhibit these qualities

  • A deep understanding of challenges faced by communities in which they respond
  • Well-targeted programs informed by focused expertise
  • Approaches and innovations adapted from sectors outside the humanitarian space
  • Collaborative programs designed and implemented with complementary actors
  • Lean and nimble systems that enable timely and cost-effective response
  • Partnerships and resources which can be mobilized to ensure continuity of programs

We measure these outcomes to assess our impact:

  • Faster response time
  • Reduction of negative coping strategies in disaster-affected communities
  • Improved quality of response
  • Increased access to health, education, and other critical services which meet or exceed globally accepted minimum standards
 
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Current Investments

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