BNP Paribas extends its initiative to assist refugees in Europe.
The Executive Committee of BNP Paribas launches a support plan of € 5 million to accomodate refugees in Europe. This operation is divided into 3 parts:
- Triggering the Rescue & Recovery Fund of BNP Paribas to all employees worldwide and to customers in France. Donations collected are doubled by the bank. They will be assigned to Doctors Without Borders, CARE and the French Red Cross. These funds will funde programs for refugees, across Europe.
- Financial support of the BNP Paribas Foundation in Samu Social de Paris, the Auteuil Apprentices and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
- Support for employees engaged in refugee assistance through local associations across Helping Hand program of the BNP Paribas Foundation.
Other projects are under study, such as the provision of a holiday center of the Works Council, training program, literacy and insertion.The Group strives to ensure that all these actions are in consultation with all stakeholders: governments, NGOs and associations and other companies.
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