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26 September 2016

The Agbar Foundation extends its collaboration with Creu Roja Catalunya through support for the child refugee integration programme

The Agbar Foundation extends its collaboration with Creu Roja Catalunya through support for the child refugee integration programme

Aigües de Barcelona General Manager and managing trustee of the Agbar Foundation, Ignacio Escudero, has signed an agreement with Creu Roja Catalunya president Antoni Aguilera to collaborate on its support programme for refugees arriving in Catalonia from different countries.  The Agbar Foundation will provide €15,000 to help with the integration of 50 child refugees in Catalonia in 2016.

Through this asylum programme, the Creu Roja manages a total of 48 reception places in Barcelona and 88 in Catalonia, for both families and individuals.  The children of these families are the most vulnerable group and so their care is prioritised, especially in terms of health and education.  For this reason, the programme aims to give support in providing healthcare to the children of refugee families in situations not fully covered by the public system, as well as educational services to ease their integration into our society.

Commitments to child nutrition

In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, the Agbar Foundation renewed its collaboration agreement with the Creu Roja to guarantee children and their families have sufficient food throughout the year, especially in the summer period.  Through this agreement, the Agbar Foundation will provide €100,000, representing €76 per child per month.  Through this action, the Agbar Foundation will provide a further year’s support for the Creu Roja child food programme and continues the agreement signed in 2013 with the NGO.

Commitment to the most vulnerable

This agreement is part of the Agbar Foundation’s aim to work with organisations that carry out projects to improve situations of food shortage.

In 2013, the Agbar Foundation and Creu Roja signed another agreement to alleviate difficulties in paying for water services among elderly people with problems and receiving care from this humanitarian organisation.  The agreement helps strengthen the areas of action initiated by the Agbar Foundation to ensure the Solidarity Fund reaches the people who need it.  To date, over 80,000 subsidies have been granted, benefiting over 15,000 families.

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