Resellers who want to help famine relief efforts in Africa can do so by buying on wholesale sourcing site AliExpress from now until Aug. 25.
Alibaba.com, the parent company of AliExpress, has pledged to donate $1 for every purchase made on AliExpress to help famine relief efforts in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti, where an estimated 12.4 million people face starvation brought on by drought. This is in addition to the RMB 1 million donation already announced by Alibaba Group, the parent company of Alibaba.com.
According to news reports, tens of thousands of people have already died from famine in Africa's horn, many of them children. More than 30 percent of people in affected areas are malnourished. Conditions are so severe that the date rate surpasses two in 10,000 people per day.
"The situation in the horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti) demands the attention and compassion of everyone around the world," AliExpress notes on its site. "Let's all do our part to alleviate hunger. Shop AliExpress now and help feed someone in need."
This article was updated Aug. 19 to correct the amount pledged by Alibaba Group. —Editor
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