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YASKAWA Christmas campaign supports “DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS”

13. December 2019

Help for the helpers continuous

With its Christmas campaign this year, YASKAWA Europe GmbH continuous as the year before supporting the international medical emergency aid organisation DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS with a sum of EUR 5,000. Birgit Schönharting, project staff member of DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS in Germany, was presented with the cheque at a small festive event held at YASKAWA’s European headquarters in Eschborn on 12 December.

Donation presentation to Doctors Without Borders (from left to right) / Spendenübergabe an Ärzte ohne Grenzen e.V. (von links): Armin Schlenk (Marketing), Birgit Schönharting (ÄRZTE OHNE GRENZEN), Bruno J. Schnekenburger (CEO), Anne Beermann (HR). (Source/Quelle: YASKAWA)

This donation is intended as a signal at the end of a successful year,” said Bruno Schnekenburger, CEO of YASKAWA Europe, speaking at the event. “As a technology corporation we have a particular sense of responsibility towards society. For this reason, generating new values for the development of society is a central element of YASKAWA’s worldwide strategic corporate goals Vision 2025.”

Emergency aid in crisis areas

With a donation DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS can help the hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo who are threatened by an acute humanitarian crisis. People in Congo have suffered violence and displacement for years, and many live in camps under precarious conditions. In August 2018, Ebola broke out in the northeast of the country and continues to this day. A serious measles epidemic has also been on the agenda since the beginning of the year. DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS teams have, for example, vaccinated around 475,000 children against measles and are fighting the Ebola epidemic in ten projects. The DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS staff carry out more than ten million medical treatments per year. Last year, for example, they treated some 2.5 million malaria patients and more than 260,000 children suffering from malnutrition. In 1999, DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its services.

 

For further information please contact:

YASKAWA Europe GmbH

Richard Tontsch

Hauptstrasse 185

65760 Eschborn

Phone +49 (0)6196.77725-69

Email: richard.tontschnoSpam(at)yaskawa.eu.com