In response to the various humanitarian crises that have impacted the summer of 2021, the Sanofi Espoir Foundation has mobilized to provide assistance to vulnerable people by coordinating Sanofi's medicine donations. In particular, the Foundation has worked in partnership with the Tulipe association, which coordinates donations from healthcare companies to meet the needs of populations in distress, sometimes in less than 48 hours.
In Lebanon, this reactivity enabled health products to be delivered to the Première Urgence Internationale NGO and to the Order of Malta. This follows an initial round of assistance provided a year earlier, following the terrible explosions that plunged Beirut into mourning and damaged the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL).
Cooperation with Tulipe has also made it possible to provide support to both Haiti and Algeria. In Haiti, which was hit by a violent earthquake in mid-August, Tulipe sent 34 canteens (corresponding to 1.7 metric tons of health products), with the help of the Crisis and Support Centre of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, to meet the needs of hospitals and rescuers on the ground. In Algeria, the work with Tulipe, also carried out in partnership with Sanofi's French subsidiary supply chain, addressed health needs related to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Finally, in Asia, Sanofi subsidiaries or partnerships with Sanofi subsidiaries focused their activities on India and Vietnam. In India, which was affected by very heavy rainfall, the local Matrumandir NGO received donations of medicines for victims of heavy flooding in the state of Maharashtra. In Vietnam, home care kits will be made available to COVID patients.
The Sanofi Espoir Foundation is committed to responding both to humanitarian emergencies and to less newsworthy crises in many countries around the world, whether they be natural disasters, conflicts, or population displacements. In 2017, the Foundation signed a partnership agreement with the Crisis and Support Centre of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs which coordinates the humanitarian contributions of French foundations and companies abroad.