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Aid despite the risk. Today is World Humanitarian Day

By bringing help, they put their health at risk and can even lose lives. On World Humanitarian Day, we pay special attention to individuals who devote themselves to working for others around the world. Last year alone, 483 humanitarian workers were killed, kidnapped or injured – these are the highest statistics in the history of the rankings conducted so far. It is not only a risk, but also everyday hard work. 2020 exacerbates the difficulties faced by humanitarian workers. On the World Humanitarian Day, we sincerely thank them for their daily work in unusual conditions. #RealLifeHeroes.

They treat patients on the streets and on special buses. PCPM Emergency Medical Team in Beirut

PCPM emergency medicine and rapid response specialists see patients in a mobile clinic, because hospitals do not have enough space or are completely inaccessible. They also help in the streets. People who are coming to them either did not go to the hospital shortly after the explosion or were injured while removing the rubbles. The action for Beirut continues at PCPM.ORG.PL/BEIRUT

Over 620 000 PLN (166 000 USD) to help families after the Beirut explosion

Thanks to the generosity of Polish citizens, and the enormous media support, we raised over PLN 620 000 (USD 166 000) to help families after the massive explosion in Beirut. It has allowed us to organize two aid transports. We have been helping on the spot from the very first day of the tragedy: within a few hours of the blast, we started an action for Beirut, and within a few days from the tragedy, in-kind assistance reached the needy. The action continues at PCPM.ORG.PL/BEIRUT

PCPM’s mission in Tajikistan

For three weeks, a team of over twenty specialists from the PCPM Emergency Medical Team participated in the mission in Tajikistan. Medical specialists were working on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic nationwide, regardless of the circumstances. They supported hospitals in the capital of the country, in the Fergana Valley and in the Pamir Mountains. PCPM EMT was the only international medical team that reached the hospital in Khorugh, where there is a shortage of medicines, and places with access to oxygen are very limited.

Trainings for field officers of the Lebanese mission of PCPM are underway

As part of the ongoing preparations to resume activities in informal refugee settlements, field officers of the Lebanese mission of PCPM are currently attending a training on universal standards relating to shelter assistance.

The PCPM Emergency Medical Team is starting a mission in Tajikistan

A team of 23 doctors, nurses and paramedics is working in Tajikistan. Over the next three weeks, Polish medical professionals will share their knowledge and experience in the fight against COVID-19. The mission is implemented under the auspices of the World Health Organization (WHO).

There is no school, so there is hunger. PCPM helping in Ethiopia

A meal at Selam Chora was the only one that most students of this Ethiopian school could count on. There was no food at home. Fear of a pandemic forced the Ethiopian authorities to introduce a state of emergency and close all facilities. When it happened, many Ethiopian families lost their last hope. In addition to the fear of a pandemic, the lack of chance for any earnings, every minute people are more and more terrified of hunger increased by the locust plague, which deprives them of any chance to buy the food. We can give them this chance trough na pcpm.org.pl/etiopia. 

PCPM will provide shelter for 25,000 Syrians in Lebanon

Crowded camps in northern Lebanon have never been so dangerous for thousands of people. The risk of a spreading the pandemic, the approaching winter, another year of life in poor and unsafe shelters - these are the problems that PCPM will face in a specific way thanks to the new humanitarian project.