An uncompromising commitment
“The first response to human suffering must be solidarity.” SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL was born on this idea in 1980. Since then, our humanitarian commitment has never wavered. Specialized in access to drinking water, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL teams fight every day to access and help those whose health or even their lives are threatened. A dignified and vital humanitarian aid, provided in person and without any other consideration than that of needs, to more than 4 million people each year, who often suffer off radar, far from political or media attention: in Syria, Yemen, Myanmar, the Central African Republic, the DR Congo, Nigeria…Solidarites.org
DE VOS PROPRES YEUX
Involved in some fifteen countries, our 2,000 aid workers witness the injustice of wars and natural disasters on a daily basis, but also the courage shown by humans.
It is from this duty to bear witness that “With Your Own Eyes” was born.
The first humanitarian series takes you, through the eyes of a celebrity, into the field of the most severe crises. To meet those who have to face them, and the humanitarian workers who support them.
An adventure lived up close with our teams in the field, as close as possible to the needs.
It is YouTuber and comedian Baptiste Lorber’s turn to be featured in this new season of the humanitarian series produced by SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL.
In South Sudan, Baptiste is going to spend a week in immersion with our teams, who fight on a daily basis to help the civilian populations affected by the raging war that’s been taking place in their country for the last 5 years. On the outskirts of the village of Aburoc, near the Sudanese border, he is going to meet the Shilluk, a community that had to flee its ancestral lands to survive.
How did the Shilluk reach Aburoc, despite the armed combat and the strenuous days of walking? How do they manage to survive despite the drought? What hopes do they have for the future of their community and their children? Is returning to their lands even conceivable? How will they carry on if SOLIDARITES INTERNATIONAL needs to leave, due to the lack of means?
Baptiste is going to live with our team, who have been living in the village for more than two years, to testify to the urgency of the situation and to try to bring those meets closer to our screens and concerns.
In South Sudan
Since the country gained independence in 2011, the State has struggled to provide basic services. The lack of adequate infrastructure has led to a surge in mortality rates, with South Sudan unable to cope with respiratory infections, diarrhoea and cholera.
On the ground, in four areas of the country, our teams are working to improve access to drinking water, hygiene and sanitation for 9.500 people: host populations, refugees and displaced persons. In total, 85.000 litres of drinking water are provided daily by our teams. More than 25.000 people are also benefiting from our agricultural recovery support program.
In Aburoc, where this season 4 of De Vos Propres Yeux takes place, there are not many humanitarian actors. Our teams in the field are the only ones to provide access to basic services to about ten thousand people. To these forgotten men, women and children, as well as to the villagers who welcome them, our teams provide safe access to drinking water in extremely difficult conditions. This vital action is threatened to be stopped due to lack of funding.