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The world is facing an unprecedented challenge with communities and economies everywhere affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The world need our help more than ever.

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Global COVID-19  Relief Fund

EIPRHR pays humble gratitude in advance towards every donor giving a small or big donation.

COVIDOMETER

We are so grateful for the generosity shown by the EIPRHR community to help and support the global community facing the deadly Pandemic due to COVID-19. We're also glad to see donors asking important questions to make sure their donations have the biggest impact possible. The following are answers to frequently asked questions about the Global COVID-19 Relief Fund managed by International Council of Disaster Management and Relief ( ICDMR) at European Institute of Policy Research and Human Rights (EIPRHR):

 

Q: What is the purpose of this Fund? 

A: The Global COVID-19 Relief Fund enables individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations around the world to directly support lifesaving global activities of International Council of Disaster Management and Relief ( ICDMR) to help global vetted organizations in affected regions through EIPRHR’s local offices present in many countries. We will work with our partners on the ground to allocate funds where they're most needed.

the EIPRHR’s community is made up of large and small nonprofits from 170+ countries which are supported and guided by EIPRHR’s global local offices present in many countries. When disasters and crises strike, we are committed to connecting donors to vetted organizations that are immediately responding to needs in the impacted communities. We often support international or regional first responders in the initial stages of relief. However, we believe local, community-led organizations are best positioned to assess and respond to needs in the medium- and long-term, so we listen carefully to what these local leaders deem most critical. Our view is that community-led organizations possess critical knowledge about their communities and can nimbly and effectively navigate unique dynamics in their region. Getting funds to them benefits communities directly, quickly, and with longer-term impact.

Donations are required to help such global communities / governments with weak health systems:

  • The low income, unorganized labourers and homeless people are those who need our help. Due to lockdown situation in most of the countries such communities lost their daily wage and are severly deprived of food, medicine, and basic needs. Some communities can't even buy protective face mask which costs nearly Euro € 1 and which is too essential to wear this time.

Our global offices worldwide identified such places, communities require our help on humane grounds.

  • To Get masks, ventilators, and other lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals and clinics
  • Deliver essential items to struggling families and older individuals in quarantined cities and refugee camps
  • Feed children that rely on school meals as their only source of nutrition
  • Support hygiene awareness efforts and providing essentials (sanitizers etc.)

And much, much more...

 

Q: How to give to the Global COVID-19 Relief Fund.

A: The Global COVID-19 Relief Fund is an opportunity for everyone, everywhere to help support the life saving activities of  International Council of Disaster Management and Relief ( ICDMR) to prevent, detect, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. To allow everyone an opportunity to give, we have created multiple fundraising platforms for the fund. You can give in any of the following ways:

Donate Online

Anyone can give directly with a credit / debit card through the online donation website for the Global COVID-19 Relief Fund (Paypal provided the most secured payment gateway.)

For more information, please visit http://www.eiprhr.org/COVID-Relief the Global COVID-19 Relief Fund webpage of International Council of Disaster Management and Relief ( ICDMR) at European Institute of Policy Research and Human Rights (EIPRHR).

 

Q: What makes EIPRHRs International Council of Disaster Management and Relief ( ICDMR) different from other nonprofits?

A: Here's how disaster recovery activity works at EIPRHR's International Council of Disaster Management and Relief (ICDMR): the EIPRHR’s community is made up of large and small nonprofits from 170+ countries which are supported and guided by EIPRHR’s global local offices present in many countries. When disasters and crises strike, we are committed to connecting donors to vetted organizations that are immediately responding to needs in the impacted communities. We often support international or regional first responders in the initial stages of relief. However, we believe local, community-led organizations are best positioned to assess and respond to needs in the medium- and long-term, so we listen carefully to what these local leaders deem most critical. Our view is that community-led organizations possess critical knowledge about their communities and can nimbly and effectively navigate unique dynamics in their region. Getting funds to them benefits communities directly, quickly, and with longer-term impact.

Learn more about our approach.

 

Q: What's the benefit of EIPRHR's International Council of Disaster Management and Relief ( ICDMR) approach for donors?

A: For donors, EIPRHR provides a trusted way to help quickly and effectively without having to do a lot of research. Donors can support both immediate relief and long-term recovery with donations to our relief fund. Every nonprofit that receives funds must commit to sending reports regularly, and we typically conduct site visits by our local offices to check on the work being done. Donors will receive updates on progress reported by EIPRHR’s nonprofit partners.

 

Q: How does EIPRHR work with companies and foundations?

A: EIPRHR helps companies give to relief and recovery projects that are important to employees, customers, or other stakeholders. Many companies use EIPRHR’s project to track and match employee donations to disaster relief efforts, amplifying employee impact and driving further support directly where it's needed. We also facilitate grants to specific organizations and manage ongoing disaster grant programs for companies and foundations.

 

Q: How will you keep me updated about how my donation is used?

A: Depending upon the scale of the disaster we will provide updates within weeks of a significant disaster, and at a minimum quarterly, to donors who provide email addresses. These updates include information showing the efforts supported through the fund, including the names of the organizations that are receiving funds. As time goes on, we'll share specific stories, photos, and videos from these relief and recovery efforts.

 

Q: How long will it take for my money to get to disaster-affected areas?

A: We'll make disbursements from the Global COVID-19 Relief Fund as soon as possible, which means your donation could be on the ground within a week or less. (This is rare for most organizations that aggregate funds as we do!) Our commitment to local nonprofits and medium and long-term recovery means we are deliberate about how we disburse donations.

 

Q: I saw there is a fee on donations to EIPRHR's disaster funds. Can you explain that fee?

A: As part of achieving our nonprofit mission to accelerate community-led change, EIPRHR covers its costs in a variety of ways. We retain a 12% nonprofit support fee and 3% payment processing fee for donations to our disaster funds. It may initially be confusing to donors that we retain fees. But EIPRHR’s disaster fund is much more than a crowdfunding website. In order to sustainably provide value to impacted communities, we retain this fee to cover our staff costs in identifying, vetting, and making thoughtful decisions regarding the stewardship of donor contributions. In addition, we provide ongoing support to community-led organizations so they are more resilient in the face of the next crisis. We also work to mobilize corporate, institutional, and individual donations to our nonprofit partners, many of which are too busy or too small to have the time or connections to fundraise on their own. Our ability to drive further support from companies turns the EIPRHR’s fee into an investment that pays off for local nonprofits and the communities they serve.

 

Q: How do I know I can trust my donation to EIPRHR’s Global COVID-19 Relief Fund?

A: EIPRHR is a Policy Research Institute, registered entity with Government of Latvia ( European Union) as well as with transparency register of European Commission. EIPRHR’s board is made of policy experts (consists of academicians/Professors, advocates, international research scholars who are the key persons to track the report of disbursed funds to maintain transparency. Global presence in many countries ( See its presence) makes easy for EIPRHR to quickly analyze a situation of crisis closely and to assess the required need. This makes EIPRHR to send its received donations to country heads/Director to use the fund as per directions of EIPRHR’s main office.  This all makes EIPRHR a trusted organization to donate.

 

Q: Who can donate?

A: The Global COVID-19 Relief Fund is open to donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, or other organizations around the world. Donors must abide by the EIPRHR’s due diligence policies (which, among other things, prohibits the receipt of funds from alcohol, firearms, and tobacco industries).

For corporate, institutional, and foundation donations, please contact gcrf@eiprhr.org

 

Q: Where will the funds go ?

A: The Global COVID-19 Relief Fund will receive donated funds, which will be sent to its global offices worldwide to be used by the its partner NGOs to support COVID-19 Relief Plan. As outlined in the plan, the vast majority of the financial resources needed will help vulnerable and at-risk countries, especially those with weak health systems, to step up their preparedness to prevent COVID-19, enhance their abilities to detect and test for the virus, and bolster their ability to respond to COVID-19 spread. The additional funds will help EIPRHR to directly to fill in funding needs as it coordinates the global response. As the pandemic evolves, resource needs will also change.

 

Q: How will the funds be used ? OW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?

A: The Global COVID-19 Relief Fund supports EIPRHR’s work across all countries to prepare for cases, and to respond if cases appear; to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.

All these activities are guided by the COVID-19 Relief Plan, which organizes the response along three main pillars:

  1. Coordination across regions to assess, respond and mitigate risks;
  2. Improve country preparedness and response and
  3. Help the most deprived community..

Donations to the Fund will enable EIPRHR and its partners to support countries with weak health systems to:

  • Build up lab capacity and provide critical supplies such as reagents and tests;
  • Protect vulnerable patients and frontline health workers through coordination and delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
  • Treat the most vulnerable, including by setting up intensive care units;
  • Coordinate global research and development efforts for life-saving products and innovations;
  • Improve community engagement, by ensuring the world has clear, authoritative, and evidence-based guidelines to inform response;
  • Enhance transparent communication so that communities have access to the best information to protect themselves.

The low income, unorganized labourers and homeless people are those who need our help. Due to lockdown situation in most of the countries such communities lost their daily wage and are severely deprived of food, medicine, and basic needs. Some communities can't even buy protective face mask which costs nearly Euro € 1 and which is too essential to wear this time.

Our global offices worldwide identified such places, communities require our help on humane grounds.

  • To Get masks, ventilators, and other lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals and clinics
  • Deliver essential items to struggling families and older individuals in quarantined cities and refugee camps
  • Feed children that rely on school meals as their only source of nutrition
  • Support hygiene awareness efforts and providing essentials (sanitizers etc.)

And much, much more...

 

Q: How much you are hoping to raise ? 

A: The first iteration of the COVID-19 Relief Plan outlines a funding need of at least € 20 million through the end of April 2020. In this fast-moving situation, an update to this plan is anticipated by the mid of April, and expected to outline a need for greater resources, especially for food and medical equipments. Additionally, as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the funding needed for all countries to prepare for and respond to this global outbreak is expected to increase. Donations to the Global COVID-19 Relief Fund are essential to help meet funding needs.

 

Q: I saw there is a fee on donations to Global COVID-19 Relief Fund. Can you explain that fee? Or What percentage of each donation will will go to EIPRHR? 

A: As part of achieving our nonprofit mission to accelerate community-led change, EIPRHR covers its costs in a variety of ways. We retain a 12% nonprofit support fee and 3% payment processing fee for donations to our disaster funds. It may initially be confusing to donors that we retain fees. But EIPRHR is much more than a crowdfunding website. In order to sustainably provide value to impacted communities, we retain this fee to cover our staff costs in identifying, vetting, and making thoughtful decisions regarding the stewardship of donor contributions. In addition, we provide ongoing support to community-led organizations so they are more resilient in the face of the next crisis. We also work to mobilize corporate, institutional, and individual donations to our nonprofit partners, many of which are too busy or too small to have the time or connections to fundraise on their own. Our ability to drive further support from companies turns the EIPRHR’s fee into an investment that pays off for local nonprofits and the communities they serve.

 

Q: I've seen other countries and organizations donating to efforts . How is this Fund different? 

A: Several funding announcements have already been made, underlining that people and organizations everywhere are eager to help solve this shared global problem. Many governments, philanthropies and private sector partners have made essential funding announcements to support national or local response efforts within a country.

Other important commitments, such as from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, are bolstering economic resilience and recovery in addition to some elements of public health response. Essential donations have also been made to support research and development efforts for therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines.

 

The Global COVID-19 Relief Fund is the only way for individual donors and other charitable givers to contribute to EIPRHR’s global response efforts. The funds donated will go directly to support EIPRHR’s leadership role in coordinating the global response–aiding critical prevention, detection, and response efforts–to help the most vulnerable and at-risk countries to prepare and respond to this pandemic.

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