2020-07-21 GENERAL HOUSE

FMSI collaborates with solidarity campaign promoted by FOCSIV and Caritas Italiana

In order to help those most in need, affected by the Covid-19 in different countries, the Federation of Christian Organisations International Voluntary Service (FOCSVI), to which FMSI belongs, and Caritas Italiana have launched the campaign “Dacci il nostro pane quotidiano” (Give us our daily bread).

As part of the campaign, FMSI collaborates through its communication channels and promotes two projects:

  • In Syria (Aleppo), it helps the oldest and most fragile people, through the daily distribution of meals and assistance to the most needy.
  • In Malawi, it promotes different campaigns: a preventive campaign against the coronavirus. Another, against gender violence, and also another to encourage the purchase of equipment and educational materials for open schools (free schools for young victims of school dropouts).

The campaign aims to promote solidarity in the areas most affected by the pandemic – in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Central America, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Balkans – where Caritas and FOCSIV are present.

Federation of Christian Organisations International Voluntary Service

FOCSIV is a federation established in 1972, which brings together Italian non-governmental organisations of Christian inspiration active in the field of solidarity with developing countries. Today it includes 87 organisations. FMSI is a member since 2013.

FMSI is the foundation created by the Institute to promote and protect the rights of children. FMSI carries on its mission through activities of advocacy, lobbyingand with solidarity projects in the countries in which Marists are present.

FMSI was constituted in 2007 in Italy as a non-profit organization with social purpose (ONLUS).

It has had the special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2011.

FMSI is member of: Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance (BICE), Centre Catholique International de Genève  (CCIG), Child Rights Connect, Movimiento Mundial por la Infancia de Latinoamérica y El Caribe, FOCSIV  (Federazione degli Organismi Cristiani Servizio Internazionale Volontario), Observatorio Niñez y Adolescencia (ONA), Santiago de Chile.


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