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The firefighters from Meru are the best in Kenya [VIDEO]

- In order for a firefighter to be able to enter a room full of toxic gases, he needs a suitable oxygen apparatus. From our partner, PCPM, we have recently received a compressor, thanks to which we supplement our cylinders with oxygen. Our firefighters also participated in water rescue training conducted by PCPM experts. Tanzania firefighters were training with us - says Fire Commandant in Meru, Joseph Njoroge after receiving the main prize in firefighting competitions.

PCPM has built new clinics in the Bidi Bidi camp in Uganda [VIDEO]

We have sent 100 modular houses to Uganda. They are used as temporary clinics in one of the world's largest refugee camps, Bidi Bidi. In this way we have improved the quality of medical care provided in the camp. The project is financed by the Polish Aid program.

PCPM improves living conditions and creates new jobs in Burkina Faso

PCPM has been working with the Nord Region's stakeholders to build local initiatives to tackle the root causes of outward migration, with focus on enhancing the employability of the youth. The region, which leans against the border with Mali, is one of the most economically unstable and vulnerable terrorism-prone areas in Burkina Faso. It is partially located in the so-called red security zone.

Heavy rain in South Sudan makes providing food for starving people impossible

The rainy season in South Sudan, where also PCPM supports starving people, makes 70% of the country cut off from access to food aid. The UN throws food out of the air to help people in inaccessible areas.

Crisis in South Sudan. PCPM helps children survive hunger

7 million population of South Sudan is affected by hunger at this moment. The aid organizations, which provide and distribute food from outside, bring mainly sorgo – dry food for adult people. PCPM is the only organization, which supports Nutrition Center in Gordhim and provides the food for children under five.

Female firefighters are driven by passion for the job in Kenya

In Kenya, for 48 million inhabitants, there are only 900 firefighters. A Kenyan firefighter earns just $200 a month but passion drives them to do their job. Women are increasingly willing to join the service, serving both personal goals and their local communities.

Summary of PCPM’s aid programme in South Sudan

More than 8 thousand people have received medical and food aid in the Nutrition Center in Gordhim (South Sudan), supported by PCPM Foundation. Instead, in neighboring Uganda, two specialists were hired to work in health centers that treat hundreds of patients a day. Helping the Sudanese families was possible thanks to the input of Polish donors.