Google recently announced a Campaign to match upto $5.5 Million for donations in support of humanitarian relief for refugees and migrants in Europe. Following the announcement Google was able to raise enough donations to reach the goal to raise $11 million (~€10 million), in just two and a half days.
“When faced with the kind of crisis currently unfolding in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, we all want to do something to help,” said Google on its website. “We’ve identified organizations doing outstanding work on the frontlines and want to make it easy for our users to donate and support their efforts.”
The donations have been directed to Network for Good and are to be distributed to four nongovernmental organizations working to deliver assistance including shelter, food and water, and medical care to refugees and migrants — Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, the International Rescue Committee, Save the Children and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In order to ensure that 100 percent of the donations go to the recipient organizations, Google will cover all processing fees as well. The matching funds were in addition to donations amounting to €1 million ($1.1 million) made by Google to several humanitarian organizations earlier this month.
Read more about the Campaign on the Google Blog Post: Matching Your Donation to Humanitarian Relief for Refugees and Migrants