Helping communities during coronavirus

24 February 2021

Building on our long tradition of working closely with our communities and promoting their health and well-being, our teams all around the world are mobilized to implement an extraordinary range of measures at country level to fight Covid-19.

 

Our motto is that everyone is taking part in the fight against the virus and we help where we can because we are firmly committed to building a healthier world together. All of our operations engaged in prevention and awareness campaigns to sensitize the local communities regarding Covid-19. Our support included, for example: 3.4 million kg of building materials donated to build emergency field hospitals, providing 3,225 beds in eleven countries; More than 1.7 million of masks and gloves donated, with more than half of those masks having been produced by local women’s groups; Over 700’000 meals and food packages distributed to communities in need, and 4,150 working days of volunteering provided in support communities in the fight against Covid.