Continental the German premium tyre manufacturer has donated $109,815 (€100,000) to the Welthungerhilfe aid organization to support Syrian refugees. The money was raised through a series of fundraising activities at headquarters worldwide. The donations reflect the social and societal responsibilities of the company and its dedication to helping people in need.
Commenting on the donation, Jose Luis de la Fuente Managing Director of Continental Middle East said: “Our company has a strong presence in this region therefore it is important that we contribute to local causes. We are happy that our wider company has raised such a generous contribution to Welthungerhilfe during such turbulent times.”
“We are delighted with this generous donation from Continental. The many thousands of Syrian children who have been holding out in Turkey with their families for more than four years urgently need our support,” said Dr. Till Wahnbaeck, Secretary General of Welthungerhilfe said:
Founded in Hannover, Germany, in 1871, Continental is now one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers and a leader in tyre development and technology, backed up by its position in Europe as the leading OEM supplier for tyres.
Welthungerhilfe has been providing humanitarian aid for Syrian civil war victims since November 2012. This was initially done only within Syria, but in view of the increasing flow of refugees to Turkey and northern Iraq, Welthungerhilfe has begun taking action in these countries as well. Work to support civil war victims and displaced persons in the region has been coordinated from the country office in Gaziantep, Turkey, since the summer of 2014. Further information can be found on the website http://www.welthungerhilfe.de/en/syria-refugees.html.