In an ideal world there is no human suffering. No catastrophe. No emergencies. But in an imperfect world, it’s important to be prepared to respond. To intervene in a crisis with as much determination, pragmatism and resources as are available. Although this is not one of our four flagship areas, The
Coca-Cola Africa Foundation remains committed to supporting disaster relief and emergency assistance efforts in African countries.
To date, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation has committed over $22 million in several humanitarian assistance interventions in 17 countries throughout Africa, in partnership with four NGOs.
In Sudan, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation has helped more than 400,000 people by providing access to safe water, basic necessities, public health and education.
Since 2004, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation and MedShare International have partnered to deliver close to 40 forty-foot containers full of life saving medical supplies and equipment to 17 countries in Africa, valued at over $18 million.
In Egypt, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation has also made several interventions to alleviate the impact of cholera, floods, hunger and other large scale disasters to communities.
Also, through a partnership with CitiHope International, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation is providing access to essential pharmaceuticals and medical supplies in public and community hospitals across Africa. To date over $20 million worth of essential medicines and supplies have been provided.