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

130 million people need humanitarian assistance

Source: United Nations Office
for Humanitarian Affairs, 2016

14 times greater risk of death for women and children in natural disasters

Source: UNHCR 2015

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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: www.tulipe.org)

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.

The foundation's action 2010-2017

In 2017, actions were set up with associative partners in Haiti, Iraq, Bangladesh, Libya, Yemen and France, benefiting approximately 640,000 beneficiaries.

102,000 boxes of medicines and doses of vaccines. 5 recipient countries: Colombia, India, Mexico, Peru and Yemen.

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)