Responding to humanitarian crisis to assure access to healthcare for the victims and displaced people

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Healthcare is one the most vital needs in humanitarian disasters.

As a health partner, the Foundation plays an important role in coordinating field assistance in emergency situations.

Depending on the situation and the health needs that have been identified, the Foundation’s response can result in financial donations to NGOs and associations, or donations of medicines and vaccines in partnership with the Tulipe association. This organization, which brings together donations from healthcare companies, is designed to provide emergency workers with kits of health products adapted to the needs of the field (more information:

Product donations are governed by a charter based on the guidelines of the World Health Organization, as well as financial donations to actors in the field to set up emergency and post-emergency actions. As a health partner, the Foundation plays an important role in coordinating aid.

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The Sanofi Espoir Foundation has set up emergency response programs with its partners in Haiti and Iraq.

122,200 boxes of medicines and 331,500 vaccines doses were given by the Group in 6 countries: China, Ecuador, Japan, Haiti, India and Macedonia

Today, humanitarian aid is no longer a sufficient response to major crises. The situation has changed in recent years, and today the nature and scale of these crises demand a more global and better-coordinated response to ensure that the values of all civilizations are upheld

Claus Sorensen, Hors Classe Adviser, “Senior Adviser for Resilience, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response” in the European Political Strategy Centre (EPSC)