Providing relief to populations in remote areas
The Foundation mobilizes in solidarity at each occurrence of an extreme cold episode. Heavy snowfall, low temperatures, icy winds and the persistence of these factors are conducive to high levels of social vulnerability and humanitarian risk. Because of their remoteness and lack of access to health services in particular, mountainous regions and rural communities are the most adversely affected by extreme cold.
Inhabitants suffer particularly when douars are isolated and access to food and medical resources is limited. Assisting these populations is a crucial means of solidarity and social cohesion. In support of actions carried out by the State (rehabilitation and securing of roads, care for the homeless, heating, emergency health care, etc.), the Foundation strives to help vulnerable populations. It provides them with local help and assistance in order to alleviate the impact of the cold.
This humanitarian support includes the distribution of food and blanket kits, allocated to each family living in secluded douars. The Foundation also organizes medical caravans to provide emergency first aid, give access to medication and evacuate emergency cases as needed in crisis situations.