Under its Containers of Hope program, the CMA CGM Foundation has established a partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an unaligned, neutral and independent organization with a mandate to provide assistance to victims of conflict.
The ICRC joins the other partners of the humanitarian relief shipment program set up by the CMA CGM Foundation in 2012: UNICEF, Action contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger), Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), the French Red Cross, and the Crisis and Support Center of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
The Containers of Hope program will ship 500 containers (TEU) of humanitarian aid on the ICRC’s behalf. In addition to mobilizing its fleet of vessels, the CMA CGM Group will lend its experts and Foundation staff to support international solidarity supply chains by working alongside the ICRC to coordinate the shipments.
The addition of the ICRC to the Containers of Hope program will enable the CMA CGM Foundation to expand its actions to new regions and ship essential products to the most difficult-to-access areas affected by conflicts and violence, primarily in Africa and the Middle East.
The Containers of Hope program, a vast humanitarian aid transport program created in 2012, has shipped over 20,000 tons of humanitarian aid by sea to over 45 countries at no cost. To help address the humanitarian crises affecting many countries, the CMA CGM Foundation offers the expertise and transport network of the CMA CGM Group, a world leader in maritime, inland, air and logistics solutions, to recognized international organizations specialized in humanitarian relief.
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