COMMITTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION, THE VEOLIA FOUNDATION HAS BEEN A PARTNER OF THE TARA EXPEDITIONS FOUNDATION SINCE 2009.
Protection of the environment and biodiversity is one of the Veolia Foundation’s priority intervention areas, and in this capacity, it has partnered with Tara in missions since 2009. Tara Pacific is the 3rd expedition supported by the Veolia Foundation through participation in the purchase of scientific equipment, costs of sampling and educational outreach. The Veolia Foundation encourages actions that raise public awareness of eco-responsible behavior.
In addition to its environmental commitment, the Veolia Foundation also provides aid in humanitarian crises, gives assistance to developing countries and support to job-seekers.
The Veolia Foundation is currently taking action in Haiti after the passage of Hurricane Matthew. The country was still recovering from the terrible earthquake of 2010 when a new natural disaster struck Haiti on the night of October 3 to 4, 2016: a category 4 hurricane named Matthew caused several hundred deaths. An estimated 2.1 million people were affected. Today, 1.4 million people need humanitarian aid, and more than 800,000 people don’t have enough food to eat.
In the days following the passage of the hurricane, the French NGO ACTED asked the Veolia Foundation to organize a humanitarian emergency mission. A Veolia Foundation volunteer team came to Haiti with 2 tons of water purification and pumping equipment to transport and distribute water by truck. They have been intervening there since October, wherever drinking water needs are the most important.
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