NonBelief Relief, Inc. is a humanitarian agency for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and their supporters to improve this world — our only world. Its mission is giving aid in cases of natural disasters and other mass suffering and “improving the human condition, not the condition of humankind's ‘souls’.” Nonbelief Relief was incorporated in 2015, with the Freedom From Religion Foundation as its sole member, and created a board to carry out the donations.
According to the United Nations (UN) refugee agency, the risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict. More than 20 million lives are endangered in these four countries. Since March 2017, more than 100,000 drought-displaced people have arrived in the region’s capital, Baidoa, from neighboring areas, according to the Protection and Return Monitoring Network. The drought, impending famine and the presence of the terrorist group Al-Shabaab have left the country and its people in a desperate situation. One powerful lesson from the 2011 famine in Somalia is that famines were not simply about food. It is about something even more elemental — water.
The problem with providing relief is because UNICEF is short, not just millions, but billions of dollars at a time when President Trump is seeking to cut assistance to the United Nations and foreign aid. The United States typically has provided more disaster relief than any other nation. Religion-fueled war led by the military Islamist group Al-Shabaab is adding to the misery in Somalia.
“Those of us who are not religious care deeply about this world, our only world,” says Nonbelief Relief Director Annie Laurie Gaylor. “We appreciate UNICEF’s work in Somalia and nearby nations, and we want to help it save lives.”
Anyone who wants to make a donation to Nonbelief Relief could do that via FFRF by designating Nonbelief Relief in the donation dropdown.
Photo Credits: Epoch Times