For over 35 years, the humanitarian aid organization SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL has been committed to providing aid in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Our mission is to provide aid as quickly and as efficiently as possible to endangered populations by meeting their vital needs: drinking water, food and shelter.
After providing emergency aid, our humanitarian teams accompany the most vulnerable families and communities until they recover their livelihoods and self-sufficiency, to enable them to deal with the challenges of an uncertain future with dignity.
SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is particularly committed to fighting water-related diseases, the primary cause of death in the world today. Drawing on their expertise, our teams develop and carry out aid programs in the fields of water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as in the essential domains of food security and reconstruction.
In 2014, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams, comprising 188 international and 1742 national employees. The association is directed by Jean-Yves Troy.
Founded by Alain Boinet and presided by Edouard Lagourgue, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is a non-profit organisation under the French 1901 charities law. An annual general meeting is held each year, and the charity has a Board of Governors and a steering committee.
Over 100,000 people have fled the Central African Republic in the past few months. The exhausted new arrivals survive in dreadful conditions. Our emergency team has been deployed to Cameroon to provide essential aid to several thousands of these refugees.
They walked for months, putting their lives at risk, before ending up here in Cameroon. They hid. They were robbed, attacked. They drew water from rivers to quench their thirst. They ate grass. It was better to be ill than to starve... More than a million people have had to flee their homes in the CAR since violence broke out last December. Over 100,000 people managed to reach neighboring Cameroon, mainly the North and East Regions, and Adamawa Region.
Helping them is a challenge. Partly because there are so many crossing points spread along the 700km border with the CAR. And partly because there is still not enough aid in place to meet the humanitarian needs of this unending flow of refugees, who are all in very bad health.