The slow-motion disaster of the food crisis in the Horn of Africa is truly horrifying. Last Wednesday the United Nations declared a famine in two large regions of Somalia; 3.7 million people, nearly half the country’s population, are affected. The crisis is larger than just Somalia. Right now the devastating drought in the region means that more than 11 million people need food aid across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia.
You can help by making a contribution through the Tumblr Dashboard or on the Somalia tag page, and we’ll match your support up to $10,000. Proceeds will go to the United Nations World Food Programme.
Short documenary about the charity organization and skateboarding school Skateistan that works with girls and boys in Afghanistan between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programs.
Tumblr is doing their part by changing the dashboard to “heard-of-BP-executive black” to encouraging users to donate $5 Save Our Gulf. For every $5 donated Tumblr will be matching the donation.
As we’re all aware by now, one of the worst environmental disasters in recorded history is underway in the Gulf.
To get all of you involved this week, we’re replacing Tumblr’s usual ocean blue with a new heart-of-BP-executive black and letting you donate without leaving your Dashboard.
Donating will also unlock the Limited Edition Black Dashboard as an account preference.