Le Group Freudenberg

 

FREU_Logo_Sinus_RGB_into_RZ-cropped2Le groupe Freudenberg, une entreprise de produits et de services technologiques de pointe installé dans plus de 30 marchés et qui offre notamment informatiques et médicaux, s’est associé au HCR pour soutenir les efforts humanitaires dans la foulée de la fuite massive des réfugiés vers l’Europe.

Freudenberg a encouragé son personnel nord-américain basé au Canada, aux É.-U. et au Mexique à prendre part à une initiative globale qui soutient le HCR par des dons effectués en ligne ou prélevés directement sur la paie, afin d’aider les familles de réfugiés à trouver sécurité et soutien. L’entreprise a aussi réservé des fonds dédiés à l’intégration des réfugiés en Allemagne et dans d’autres pays européens.

« Notre définition du succès comprend non seulement le volet financier, mais aussi celui de la responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise », affirme M. Mohsen Sohi, PDG du groupe Freudenberg.

 

Greece. UNHCR ramping up support on the island of Lesvos with a focus on sea rescue and improved reception for refugees and migrants.

A UNHCR protection officer plays with a small child from Afghanistan inside a rub hall at the Mythimna / Molivos assembly point. ; Since the beginning of August thousands of refugees mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have been crossing the Aegean sea, from Turkey to Greece, in overloaded inflatable boats. Despite deteriorating weather conditions many are trying to make the dangerous journey towards the Greek islands defying progressively harsh, wet and cold winter conditions. In light of this UNHCR is putting in place an enhanced response to rapidly address the winter needs of refugees and migrants arriving to the Greek islands.

Greece. Refugees and migrants waiting at the Mythimna / Molivos assembly point for buses that will transport them to Mytilene to register with Greek authorities.

A young boy from Afghanistan sits on a UNHCR blanket inside a rub hall at the Mythimna / Molivos assembly point while waiting with his family to board a bus that will transport them to the Moria Identification Center. ; Since the beginning of August thousands of refugees mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have been crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to Greece in overloaded inflatable boats. With weather conditions deteriorating many are trying to make the dangerous journey towards the Greek islands before the winter weather makes the crossing impossible and from there continue their journey towards the Balkans and Central Europe. The vast majority of those attempting the often dangerous trip are fleeing war, persecution and violence in their country of origin and are in need of international protection.

Greece. Volunteers build wooden floors to winterise refugee housing units in the Moria Reception/Registration Centre.

Nico, a lawyer who volunteers with the Green Helmets Relief Organisation, in front of a refugee housing unit he is fitting with a wooden floor. "We want the refugees involved in what we are doing. The other day an Iranian mason was helping us winterise a rub hall at the Sikaminea assembly point." ; Since the beginning of August thousands of refugees mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan have been crossing the Aegean sea, from Turkey to Greece, in overloaded inflatable boats. Despite deteriorating weather conditions many are trying to make the dangerous journey towards the Greek islands defying progressively harsh, wet and cold winter conditions. In light of this UNHCR is putting in place an enhanced response to rapidly address the winter needs of refugees and migrants arriving to the Greek islands.

 

IMPACT

Le soutien de Freudenberg permet d’aider les réfugiés qui arrivent à l’île de Lesbos en Grèce, lieu de débarquement d’environ 5 000 personnes chaque jour. Grâce aux dons de Freudenberg et d’autres partenaires, le HCR a pu aménager pour l’hiver des abris et des locaux d’accueil existants. Nous avons également érigé de grandes structures permanentes en toile, de tentes, lesquelles sont équipées de chauffage. Les réfugiés reçoivent des couvertures chaudes, des vêtements d’hiver, ainsi que d’autres fournitures de base avant de poursuivre leur difficile périple.