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The Department of International Cooperation maintains longstanding relationships with Monegasque NGOs who are operational in the field of international solidarity. These relationships have become stronger over the last few years as a result of several factors: cofinancing of projects, realisation of joint projects, strengthening of skills and support for operating costs. In addition, this department also supports two associations: Monaco Collectif Humanitaire and Monaco Collectif Haïti.

Monaco and international solidarity: the work of the NGOs

 

 

Monaco Collectif Humanitaire

In 2008, on the occasion of the 50th birthday of H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II, all the Monegasque NGOs who perform humanitarian work or who work forand the Monegasque Red Cross, with the support of the Department of International Cooperation, came together under the name “Monaco Collectif Humanitaire”.

The main objective was to hospitalise (in Monaco) 50 children whose illnesses were not operable in their countries of origin.

Thanks to the funds collected, the initial objective has, to a large extent, been exceeded. At the beginning of 2012, more than 150 children had already been taken into the care of Monegasque hospitals.

In 2011, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince renewed his financial support of the project, thus allowing the project to continue up until 2013.

 

The following organisations are partners in this initiative:

Act For Nature, ADSF, APPO, AMADE Monaco, AMADE Mondiale, AMREF Monaco Flying Doctors, Association Monaco Asie, Caap Afrika, Children & Future, Croix-Rouge monégasque, Fight Aids Monaco, Interactions et Solidarité, Mission Enfance, Monaco Aide et Présence, Amitié Sans frontières Internationale, les Amis du Liban Monaco, Caritas, Soutien Entraide Bénévolat, Rotary de Monaco, Fondation Princesse Grace, Tatsa, Rencontres Africaines, Aviation sans Frontières, la Chaîne de l'Espoir, le Centre Cardio-Thoracique de Monaco, le Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace, l'IM2S et le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés.

Act For Nature, ADSF, APPO, AMADE Monaco, AMADE Mondiale, AMREF Monaco Flying Doctors, Association Monaco Asie, Caap Afrika, Children & Future, Monaco Red Cross, Fight Aids Monaco, Interactions Solidarity, Mission Enfance, Monaco Aide et Présence, Amitié Sans frontières Internationale, les Amis du Liban Monaco, Caritas, Soutien Entraide Bénévolat, Rotary Club of Monaco, Princess Grace Foundation, Tatsa, Rencontres Africaines, Aviation sans Frontières, la Chaîne de l'Espoir, the Monaco Cardiothoracic Centre (CCM), the Princess Grace Hospital, the Monaco Institute of Sports Medicine and Surgery (IM2S) and the UN Refugee Agency.

Monaco Collectif Haïti

In response to the violent earthquake which hit Haïti on Tuesday 12 January, H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince Albert II wished to unite all the Principality’s humanitarian organisations (the Prince's Government, the Monegasque Red Cross and around twenty NGOs) in order to support a joint project: MONACO COLLECTIF HAITI. Since then, the Monaco City Council as well as private companies have also expressed their desire to participate in this project.

After several field missions in Haïti, the association chose to support Doctor William PAPE’s comprehensive healthcare project. Doctor William PAPE is the founder and manager of 26 Gheskio health centres in the country and was a forerunner in the fight against and research of HIV/Aids. As a part of this effort, he oversaw the construction of a nursery school and primary school for almost 400 children in Port-au-Prince.

Work on the school began in May 2011. Following a call for tenders, the work was insured by the Monegasque company ES-KO, which is partnered with the Haitian company TECINA.

The cholera epidemic which affected Port au Prince last July delayed the work, but the building should be finished in May 2012.

The funds donated by Monaco Collectif Haïti (1, 130 000 euros) should be sufficient to equip the school and to ensure that it is operational for a year.

What is more, while waiting for construction on the school to be finished, the Gheskio centres have ensured that 234 children attend school in Gheskio locations, while they wait to begin their education at the new school. The Monegasque Government is cofinancing the schooling of these children for the 2011/2012 school year.

In addition, the Prince's Government is financing the recruitment of an engineer in the Gheskio centres, in order to ensure that work on the school is properly executed.

The following organisations are partners in this initiative:

Act For Nature, ADSF, Aide au Père Pédro Opéka, French Alliance, AMADE Monaco, AMADE Mondiale, Amitié Sans Frontières Internationales, AMREF, Artistes en Mouvements, Association Monaco Asie, Caritas, Children & Future, Com.it.es, Club allemand international de Monaco, Monaco Red Cross, ECPACT Monaco, Fight Aids Monaco, the Prince’s Government, L'Entrepôt, Les Amis du Liban, Lions Club de of Monaco, Mairie de Monaco, Mission Enfance, Monaco Aide et Présence, NAMASTE, Needs International, Ordre Souverain de Malte (Association Nationale monégasque), Monaco Rotary Club, Peace and Sport, SEB,V Ships Monaco, Single Buoy Moorings, WFE.

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