1.33 million to € collected 4 days
The European Phonethon, humanitarian operation organized by the Armenian Fund of France to Armenia, Karabakh and the affected populations in Syria and Iraq, was sponsored this year by Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, and Patrick Devedjian, MP, President of the Departmental Council of Hauts-de-Seine. He ended this Sunday, November 22, 2015.
Through phone calls of over 700 volunteers, 1.33 million to € were collected in pledges in three countries – Germany, France, Switzerland – with 45,000 families and companies contacted during the four days of the operation.
Nearly 1,000 new donors have joined those of previous years, in a context of economic crisis and security tensions, bringing the total number of companies and donor families to 10 472. The number of volunteers has also increased. “Far instill fear and discouragement, say the organizers, the tragic events in Paris showed to our donors and our volunteers as resistance to barbarism begins with solidarity. While ends Phonethon 2015, these results are a message of hope that much address to French citizens who lived through the tragedy of 13 November as populations of Armenia, Karabakh, Syria and Iraq live daily in need and insecurity.
The money raised during Phonethon have three main destinations: remote villages of Armenia and Karabakh, especially those along the border with Azerbaijan, the Armenian population of Aleppo and Kessab threatened by bombing Daech, refugees and Mosul in Iraqi Kurdistan.
The Phonethon continues after November 22. You can make donations via the website or by phone www.fondsarmenien.org: No. Azur (cost of a local call) 24 0810 24 24, until 15 January 2016.
About the Armenian Fund of France: Calls are emitted from four centers (Paris, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse) made available by Orange, official partner of Phonethon. The Fund mainly built infrastructure in Armenia and Karabakh (roads, schools, clinics and hospitals, drinking water systems, irrigation, electricity and gas, agriculture and breeding …) essential to the socioeconomic development of populations local.
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