During a flash fund-raising event held from 20 to 24 April 2020, our teams mobilised and raised no less than €20,000, all of which was donated to MSF/AZG for its fight against COVID in Europe.
The MSF/AZG teams have years of experience in the treatment and control of infectious diseases. As an emergency medical organisation, the NGO is now offering medical assistance during the corona crisis in Europe. Special Emergency Response Teams with extensive experience in the fight against infectious diseases such as Ebola have been established in each of our countries. Their aim is to support our health systems and help prevent overcrowding.
Supporting the most vulnerable communities: Unfortunately, many people live on the streets – a situation made worse by the closure, due to COVID-19, of a number of centres for homeless people and undocumented migrants. Ordinarily, people with symptoms are recommended to self-isolate at home, which is obviously impossible for people who have no home to go to. In response, MSF/AZG has opened a centre where rough sleepers who have tested positive for COVID-19 can stay and receive medical care, and from where they can be referred to hospital if their symptoms worsen. The 50-bed centre can be extendable to 150 beds if needed.