The Foundation has in the past few days identified potential partners dedicated to support the essential needs of refugees including shelter provision, water and sanitation, blankets and other emergency relief items. while implementing educative and sportive projects. After consultation with various charities, the Foundation has decided to team up with two of them, Secours populaire français and UNHCR. Foundation to give 1 million euros of Club revenue to these organizations

•    Secours Populaire français has long been a partner of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation. It has created an emergency fund for refugees as part of its continuing fight against poverty and exclusion to which the Foundation will contribute. This fund is dedicated to provide moral, material and financiary support to this suffering population.

Julien Lauprêtre, President of Secours populaire français, declared: “We have already a long term relationship with the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, implementing numerous projects aiming to help the most vulnerable children in France. We are happy to extend this partnership today to respond to the emergency situation that migrants and refugees are facing. The support of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation will be very useful to develop concrete solidarity projects.”

•    UNHCR is the UN Refugee Agency which is dedicated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees, resolve refugee problems worldwide and help displaced populations. The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation will provide a donation to a special fund focusing on helping children and families in France and abroad. The Foundation also plans to bring support in terms of skill patronage, sports equipment and awareness for the cause.

Philippe Leclerc, UNHCR’s Reprensentative in France “is grateful to the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation and its President Nasser Al Khelaifi for this exemplary engagement to the refugee population and its strong commitment to prevent the refugees from sliding further into desperation.”

The Foundation will assign a dedicated member of the team to oversee and evaluate these projects run in conjunction with these two organisations.

Christine Le Gal, President of the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation, declared: “Today’s commitment in favour of the refugees goes in line with the work that we have conducted daily for 15 years in favour of underpriviledged children. While pursuing these actions, we are joining the fantastic solidarity movement that has raised in France and althrough the world. The Paris Saint-Germain Foundation takes up the challenge and teams up with two reknown organizations to act concretely on the ground for the refugees.”

About Paris Saint-Germain Foundation
Partner of the youth for 15 years, the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation has been involved on the ground, devoting its unique training skills and sharing its dreams with the most vulnerable children and young adults. It especially provides them, on a daily basis and on the long term, with the necessary support and life frame to help them build and develop themselves.

Closely tied to Paris, it now aims developing its activities on the international scale and contribute set beating the heart of the French capital even stronger.

First Foundation created by a French sports Club, the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation pursuit 3 missions of general interest: insert youth in professional life as well as support children suffering from health issues and from disadvantaged social backgrounds. Since its creation, over 150,000 young people and children have benefit from its programmes.

About Secours populaire français
Founded in 1945, Secours populaire français is one of the first associations for solidarity, fighting poverty and exclusion in France and abroad. Declared a Great national cause on several occasions since 1991, it brings people from all backgrounds, ages and convictions together, through shared values. In 2015, the non-profit organization is celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country. It also has a mandate to help stateless people.

Since 1950, the agency has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. Today, a staff of more than 9,300 people in 123 countries continues to help and protect millions of refugees, returnees, internally displaced and stateless people.