RETROSPECTIVE : OUR YEAR 2021 IN 7 KEY EVENTS
Prevention of COVID-19 in Chad, mental health in Ukraine, access to primary health care in Iraq, emergency response to Venezuelan refugees in Colombia, actions carried out after the explosion in the port of Beirut, maintenance of activities in Afghanistan and the Charity Stream… So many events that have marked this year 2021, and in which Première Urgence Internationale’s teams are more than ever committed to bringing its aid to the most
CHAD: PROTECTING THE MOST VULNERABLE POPULATIONS FROM THE IMPACTS OF COVID-19 IN THE HEALTH DISTRICT OF ABÉCHÉ
In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in Chad, Première Urgence Internationale‘s teams conducted awareness-raising activities in the district of Abéché.
Our NGO has been present in the country since 2004, working with Sudanese refugees and Chadian populations fleeing the conflict in Darfur.
UKRAINE : MENTAL HEALTH AND CONFLICTS
Première Urgence Internationale takes into consideration in its missions the importance of mental health and psychosocial support for populations living in conflict zones. For several years, our NGO has been working in the Donbass mining area.
“The mental health of the population has been extremely affected by the conflict in Eastern Ukraine. This includes both internally displaced persons and people who have remained on the borders of the conflict zones”, explains Mélissa Robichon, psychologist and mental health referent at Première Urgence Internationale.
IRAQ: ENABLING DISPLACED PEOPLE IN BERSIVEH CAMP TO ACCESS HEALTH CARE
Established in northern Iraq in 2014, the Bersiveh camp brings together displaced populations who have fled the country’s combat zones. Première Urgence Internationale has been present in this camp since October 2020, managing the only health center there and offering primary health care, mental health and psychosocial support services. Our teams ensure the accessibility of this health care for all.
COLOMBIA: EMERGENCY RESPONSE OF OUR TEAMS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ARAUCA
As part of a project aiming to provide quality primary health care, mental health care and psychosocial support to undocumented Venezuelan and Colombian returnees in Arauca, Première Urgence Internationale organized an emergency response to the April migration wave between La Victoria and Arauquita.
LEBANON: ONE YEAR AFTER THE EXPLOSIONS IN BEIRUT, THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY REMAINS WORRYING
Explosions in a warehouse in the port of Beirut on August 4, 2020, devastated an entire section of the city, killing over 200 people. 350,000 people were left homeless and 7,000 were injured. The entire Première Urgence Internationale team was mobilized to respond to the most urgent needs of the affected populations: more than 20,000 people benefited from this emergency aid.
AFGHANISTAN: PREMIÈRE URGENCE INTERNATIONALE MAINTAINS THE DEPLOYMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AID TO THE AFGHAN POPULATION
The change in power on August 15, 2021, with the entry into Kabul of the Taliban forces of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, must not distract political decision-makers from the need to respond to the most urgent needs of the population. Première Urgence Internationale continues to deploy humanitarian aid to the Afghan population.
GAME IS ON : PREMIÈRE URGENCE INTERNATIONALE ORGANIZES ITS FIRST CHARITY STREAM WITH THE SQUAD FAMILY
As part of the event, Squad of Humanity, dozens of streamers, from the Squad Family, streamed day and night during a weekend to raise funds for Première Urgence Internationale.
More than 15,000 euros were raised to support our health actions.