Alliance with UNHCR, MSF and the Community of Sant’Egidio
(ANSA) – ROME, 03 DEC – Beyond the Mediterranean there is a continent where only 7% of the population has received a dose of the vaccine. On that continent, people do not have the possibility to choose and Covid 19 continues to be scary. From these premises “#coopforafrica” starts a fundraising campaign to promote vaccination and the fight against Covid in Africa which sees consumer cooperatives alongside three humanitarian realities strongly committed to international solidarity such as the UN Agency for the Refugees-UNHCR, the Community of Sant’Egidio and Doctors Without Borders. The campaign was launched this morning in the Rome office of Unhcr with the interventions of Marco Pedroni, President of Coop Italia and Ancc-Coop, of the president of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Marco Impagliazzo, and of Chiara Cardinaletti, UNHCR representative for Italy. , the Holy See and San Marino.
All three organizations are already active in Africa to promote vaccination. The campaign starts next December 9 and will last one month, the donations collected will be doubled by Coop. You can donate to the cash desks of over 1100 Coop points of sale or use the Eppela platform (www.eppela.com/coopforafrica) or the dedicated current account (Iban: IT 12 E 02008 05364 000106277813). These last two modes are already active starting from 3 December. “The goal – explained Pedroni – is to exceed one million euros, a figure necessary to vaccinate around 250,000 people. A way to help secure the poorest countries in the world where the pandemic is unloaded on fragile and insufficient health systems . The ethical reasons also add to the need to neutralize a virus in the mutation phase as much as possible, starting from the assumption that no one can save himself alone in the face of Covid-19 “.