$1.75 Million Donation to Support Syrian Humanitarian Refugee Crisis
Janssen’s parent company, Johnson & Johnson announced on 17 November 2015 an expanded partnership with Save the Children to support children impacted by the Syrian refugee crisis and strengthen long-term resiliency in their communities. The $1.75 million commitment was announced in advance of Save the Children’s third annual Illumination Gala in New York City.
Funding from Johnson & Johnson will be used to address immediate humanitarian needs, including access to food and clean water, safe shelter, hygiene resources and winter clothing. The funding will also support the sustainable long-term recovery of impacted communities. Central to this are resilience-building activities, which include educational programing, mental health support and community-building initiatives for the displaced families.
Joaquin Duato, Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson and member of the Save the Children Board of Trustees, who will speak at the Illumination Gala, said, “At Johnson & Johnson, we believe companies should stand together with their communities in times of greatest need. We are fortunate to have strong partners like Save the Children to respond to the immediate challenges in Syria as well as creating a sustainable and brighter future for those touched by this crisis.”
Read the full press release here.