Having already teamed up with the Trussell Trust foodbank network, UK challenger bank has added a partnership with Doctors Without Borders to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) partnership means Revolut customers in EEA countries will be able to donate to Doctors Without Borders via the in-app Donations feature to help those most in need during this pandemic. Revolut said that 100% of the donations will go to MSF.
The money will be put to helping MSF work with local healthcare staff in places like Syria and Italy in order to control the spread of the virus and to provide medicine for the people infected.
“During these turbulent times, it is deeply encouraging to see this massive wave of solidarity and we’re confident that our community of generous customers will appreciate the opportunity to donate and support those affected by coronavirus,” Nik Storonsky, founder and CEO at Revolut. “We’re thankful that we could set up the partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières in a matter of days in order to help those who are affected, and look forward to working together to provide as much support as possible.“
Vickie Hawkins, executive director at MSF UK, added, “MSF is very grateful to have the support of Revolut and its customers as we respond to the coronavirus pandemic. With your help, we will be able to provide medical care and assistance to some of those who are most at risk from this outbreak – whether that’s people already suffering from long-running conflicts in Yemen or Syria, or vulnerable groups such as older people, refugees and the homeless within Europe.
“As an organisation we have fought epidemics around the world for nearly 50 years, including the 2014 Ebola outbreak in west Africa. But we wouldn’t be able to do this without the generous help of individual supporters around the world. So thank you to Revolut and its customers for helping MSF with this fight. Together we can ensure that we provide vital medical care to people impacted by COVID-19, the world over.”
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