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26 Sep 2015


GlaxoSmithKline pledge (re UNHCR/UN Global Compact call)

We are working with our partners and humanitarian organisations to support refugee families. A cash donation of £100,000 to our partner Save the Children will support refugee families arriving in Europe from countries including Syria and Afghanistan. This donation will help Save the Children’s programmes protecting children as they flee alone or with their families and those children who are trafficked or exploited.

In August, GSK made a cash donation of £50,000 to Save the Children, to reinforce the NGO’s support for refugee families arriving in Greece. Funds are enabling Save the Children to protect children in refugee camps, ensuring that they are physically safe, with adequate food, shelter and basic items.

GSK has also donated £75,000 to the British Red Cross and a further £75,000 to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to support their response.