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Valmet’s seasonal donation enabled medical care to 3,000 people in Yemen

Valmet’s seasonal donation has helped Save the Children to pay for a mobile health clinic for a month, providing medical care to around 3,000 people.

Every holiday season Valmet’s personnel votes for donation target from selected global humanitarian and conservation organizations. Last year Valmet’s EUR 20,000 donation went to Save the Children Yemen Response.

In Yemen children are struggling to survive the threat of bombs, starvation and disease. Many hospitals have been damaged by airstrikes or ground fighting. There is also a widespread critical shortage of essential medicines and other hospital supplies.

Valmet’s seasonal donation has helped Save the Children to pay for a mobile health clinic for a month, providing medical care to around 3,000 people. In addition to this, the donation has helped to fund the running of a mobile health and nutrition team, used by Save the Children to travel between remote communities to provide vital health care to vulnerable children.

”Donations such as Valmet’s are crucial in continuously changing crisis situations, when it is important to respond quickly to a variety of humanitarian needs. Save the Children Finland would like to thank all Valmet employees for the invaluable support to our lifesaving work. Without your kind donation, we would not be able to reach as many of the most vulnerable children in need of immediate care,” says Anne Haaranen, Director for International Programs at Finnish Save the Children.

"Through many years our employees have shown an active interest to our work in supporting global humanitarian and conservation organizations. Therefore, it is very rewarding for all of us at Valmet to hear the concrete impacts of our donation,” says Anu Salonsaari-Posti, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Sustainability at Valmet.

Save the Children is a politically and religiously independent non-governmental organization, which fights for children's rights in order to immediately and permanently improve children's lives all over the world. Save the Children operates in over 100 countries to improve children's lives.

Photo: Hadil Saleh/Save the Children