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L'APPEL is a non-profit humanitarian organization supporting needy children around the globe. It was founded in 1968 by a group of French doctors specialized in pediatrics to help children in Vietnam suffering from the war. For over 40 years l'Appel has led humanitarian projects around the world, developing schools and hospitals in countries in need with the help of locals. Its headquarters are in Paris, France, but the association has offices throughout the country. Private donors provide 59% of the association's budget, along with funding from corporate sponsorship and public organizations such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the European Union. Over 85% of its budget goes to the funding of its numerous programs. L'Appel is also working on projects with UNHCR.
The association operates in 9 countries of Asia, Africa, Latin America (Vietnam, El Salvador, Haiti, Madagascar, Chad, Republic of the Congo, Peru, Rwanda, Burkina Faso) helping children, who suffer from diseases and natural disasters. The association has intervened in over 18 countries, including Algeria, Cameroun, Poland and Armenia.
- Improving hygiene in children hospitals and maternity homes
- Supporting street kids, handicapped kids and orphans
- Preventing AIDS expansion
- Improving water supply and sanitation
- Providing and upgrading medical help, including vaccination, obstetrics, emergency, orphanages, and pharmaceutics
- Supplying medical equipment
- Rural development
- Empowering and providing jobs to women
- (in French)—Official website of L'APPEL
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