Migrants Aid

Every day thousands of men, women and children are forced to flee their homes.

In 2017, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) estimated the number of uprooted people at nearly 68.5 million.
More than half of them are minors.

The Foundation has wished to integrate all the dimensions of this major crisis by
supporting associations and NGOs that provide aid to migrants throughout their journey
– shelter, health and psychological care, accommodation, integration – in diverse and complementary approaches.

15% of the foundation’s overall budget is thus allocated to migrant aid.


Between 2015 and 2019, over 20,000 people died while trying to cross the Mediterranean. The vast majority of them were attempting to flee Libya to go to Italy, which made the central Mediterranean the world’s deadliest migration route. SOS MEDITERRANEE was created in 2015 based on a movement of European citizens who had decided to […]

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The Refettorio is a solidarity restaurant, which is located in the foyer of l’église de la Madeleine in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Behind it all, Massimo Bottura, chef of the Osteria Francescana restaurant with three stars in the Michelin, created a “modern soup kitchen” at the Milan World’s Fair in 2015, which was devoted […]

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Since 2016, many migrants, mainly from Eritrea, Sudan and Libya, have been arriving on foot from Ventimiglia in the Roya Valley, a few kilometres from the Italian border. Terrae Mater is an endowment fund that supports the activities of Emmaus Roya, created by Cédric Herrou, an emblematic activist in the valley, who has welcomed over […]

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Still many to attempt the crossing to England, hundreds of men and women – Iranians, Afghans, Kurds, Eritreans, Sudanese and Syrians – who have fled conflict and persecution in their homelands, survive in Calais and in the Pale of Calais in extreme material, health and administrative precariousness. L’Auberge des Migrants has been taking action for […]

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EliseCare is a French apolitical and secular NGO for international solidarity, which seeks to provide emergency medical assistance to civilian populations living in war zones in Iraq and Syria. Faced with the remoteness of displaced and refugee populations from medical centers and their difficult access to health care, EliseCare has created clinics and mobile clinics.

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Created in 2016, the association LIMBO accompanies migrants who have survived the torture camps in Libya and Sinai. These survivors, who arrive in increasingly greater numbers in Europe, and who are mostly very young people aged 15 to 25, suffer from severe physical and psychic trauma. Supported by governmental structures that do not promote social […]

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Founded in 2012, the association Singa does not work “for” refugees, but “with” them. Starting from the premise that only 12% of the refugees in France have a link with the French, and considering that the first step toward better integration is the encounter, Singa puts refugees in contact with citizens of their host country. […]

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Samu Social International (SSI) is an International Solidarity Association, created in 1998 by Dr. Xavier Emmanuelli, whose mission is to support the creation and development of emergency services for people in great distress, living on the street, and in particular children and adolescents. Convinced that the great exclusion is a problem experienced by all the […]

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Several hundreds to several thousands of Afghans, Eritreans, Ethiopians, Sudanese, and Somalis, depending on the periods, sleep in the street every night in northeastern Paris, and more specifically under the Porte de la Chapelle bypass bridge. La gamelle de Jaurès distributes hot meals two evenings per week to homeless migrants who live in the Porte […]

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Secours Catholique fights against the causes of poverty, inequality and exclusion, and proposes alternatives to serve the common good. In France, nearly 1.5 million people are supported at 2400 reception centers by Secours Catholique. Its policy principles: act with the people who experience poverty, take time to build relationships and carry out long-term actions. Migrant […]

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