Premiere Urgence : A Non Governmental, Not For Profit Organization Working

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Premiere urgence is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization working in the field of international solidarity. It is not in any way a religious or political organization.
Premiere Urgence is an association defined under the French law of 1901 as a charitable aid organization authorized to receive donations and bequests pursuant to a decision pronounced by the Perfect of the Hauts-de-Seine region on the 20th August 2001.
4.1.1 History of Premiere Urgence:

Premiere Urgence was founded in 1992, during the war in the former Yugoslavia, in order to organize a supplies convoy to be sent out to populations in the area that were under siege. The generosity of its donors at the same time encouraged the founders to form a permanent association to be a formal organization to help aid victims.
The organization born at this time was composed of a group of volunteers and was exclusively focused on emergency aid actions. It was named Premiere Urgence.
Since its foundation, Premiere Urgence has been involved in emergency aid actions on over 34 different countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Its actions have included reconstruction projects in Nicaragua in 1998, in the wake of Hurricane Mitch, work in Kosovo in 1999 to help refugees fleeing the bombings, actions in Iraq both during and after the war to support the country’s hospital facilities, and many more. In 2004, Premiere Urgence teams were at work in Chad to help Sudanese refugees fleeing the conflict in Darfur.
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