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Donating to Disasters Without Supporting Human Trafficking


In the response to any disaster or humanitarian crisis, the protection of women and children is always a priority. The chaos that comes with these events provides ample opportunity for vulnerable populations to be exploited with little to no consequences … Continued


New Month, New Challenges


We’re officially into summer and while for many that means time off on vacation, we at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) have found ourselves exceptionally busy. During the month of July, CDP will be working with The Rockefeller Foundation … Continued

Robert G. Ottenhoff, President and CEO

Red Cross Story Opportunity for Positive Change


The recent report from Pro Publica and NPR about the American Red Cross activities in Haiti is disappointing and disturbing. We hope Red Cross officials will respond quickly and provide a complete picture of what happened and why. For those of … Continued