The Hunger Site was founded to focus the power of the Internet on a specific humanitarian need: the eradication of world hunger. Since its launch in June 1999, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism, helping to feed the world's hungry. On average, over 220,000 individuals from around the world visit the site each day to click the yellow "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button. To date, more than 300 million visitors have given more than 657 million cups of staple food.The staple food funded by clicks at The Hunger Site is paid for by site sponsors and distributed to those in need by Mercy Corps and Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) . 100% of sponsor advertising fees goes to our charitable partners. Funds are split between these organizations and go to the aid of hungry people in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and North America.
On Wednesday March 4, 2009, the Government of Sudan revoked the registration of as many as 10 humanitarian agencies, including Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Solidarities, Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), Save the Children UK (which was not operating in Darfur), Norwegian Refugee Council, CHF, and The International Rescue Committee, which has worked in Sudan for nearly 30 years.
The order comes after an arrest warrant was issued by the International Criminal Court for the country's president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state ever indicted by the ICC.
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