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
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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.
After singer Féfé and comedian Donel Jack’sman, it is the turn of the novelist Faïza Guène to fly away for a new season of the series produced by SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL.
In Haiti, Faïza will spend a week embedded with our teams, who have been fighting hard against cholera for the past 9 years. The epidemic, which struck the island just months after the devastating earthquake of 2010, has infected hundreds of thousands of people and killed thousands of lives. Today, however, it has never been so close to being eliminated.
How do we recover from such disasters? How to protect oneself from “dirty hands disease”? How are aid workers trying to eliminate it? Is it really possible to end the epidemic? Faïza, who admitted to being moved by the Haitians, upon whom fate seems to be relentless in an almost general indifference, will find answers to all these questions.
After a first experience in the country between 2004 and 2007 following hurricane Jeanne, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL’s teams returned to the country in 2010 to help Haitians recover from the earthquake and cope with a new cholera outbreak. With the implementation of a dual strategy of disinfection and prevention, SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL is part of a national movement whose objective is to eliminate the disease from the country. With 130 employees, our teams help more than 150,000 Haitians every year.
In parallel with the fight against cholera, teams contribute to strengthening food security by organizing food fairs, relaunching agricultural and livestock activities, as well as raising awareness of water management and good agricultural practices.