What can a donation of €2,500 accomplish in Africa?

In addition to our daily support of fairness for everyone involved in au pair activities, AuPairWorld also makes an annual donation to charity to help others less fortunate than ourselves. In 2014, AuPairWorld is donating 2,500 euros to the globally active aid organization Doctors without Borders.  

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The world's largest agency for au pairs and host families in the Internet has already contributed two times in the past to the organisation Doctors without Borders during the Christmas season. This year AuPairWorld is making its donation earlier than before to help with ongoing emergency projects to handle the Ebola crisis in Africa. "Our help is needed now and we want to give our support as quickly as possible," explains company founder Uwe Regenbogen. "The work of Doctors without Borders has particularly impressed us." 

Medical assistance for people in need

Doctors without Borders helps people worldwide with emergency medical assistance wherever the need is greatest – in areas affected by conflict, epidemics or disasters. The international organisation helps quickly, efficiently and without bureaucracy – giving aid without regard to the origin, religion or political views of the people in need.  

What's possible with a donation of 2,500 euros?

"What can you do with 2,500 euros?“ we asked the people at Doctors without Borders. "A donation of this amount can, for example, provide rehydration IV treatment to 50 Ebola patients for a period of ten days," explained a Doctors without Borders employee in Berlin. "This treatment delivers vital minerals to the patients and helps protect them against Ebola's life-threatening symptoms of dehydration." 

Private donations make the work possible

The doctors and nurses, midwives and logistics specialists of Doctors without Borders work in more than 60 countries around the world. They treat sick and injured persons, take care of malnourished children and help provide clean drinking water and healthy sanitary facilities. Only a small portion of the funding for Doctors without Borders comes from government sources. Private donations are what really make it possible for the organisation to do its good work around the world. Here you can find out more about the activities of Doctors without Borders.