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Since 2008, 515 children from developing countries have had operations thanks to Monaco Collectif humanitaire.

“When I reached my 50th birthday, the voluntary sector, the healthcare centres of the Principality, private partners and my Government gave me a present that came straight from their hearts: to provide medical treatment for 50 children with heart disease who could not receive the operations they needed in their home countries. That was the start of Monaco Collectif Humanitaire. When we saw how successful and important it was, we decided together to continue this remarkable chain of solidarity, which so well demonstrates my country’s commitment to the most vulnerable of people,” said Prince Albert II, on the fifteenth anniversary of MCH.

Since the project began in 2008, 515 children from developing countries have undergone operations in the Principality, but also in Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Mali and Senegal. The footballer Olivier Giroud, an ambassador for Monaco Collectif Humanitaire since 2014, funded many of the operations and has often come to visit the little patients and their host families, as well as the hospital staff, to offer his support. “Supporting Monaco Collectif Humanitaire means giving a chance of life to the most underprivileged children in the world,” explained the Milan AC striker.

© Manuel Vitali - Direction de la Communication
© Manuel Vitali - Direction de la Communication

Children & Future is one of the principal donors to Monaco Collectif Humanitaire. This Monegasque association is well-known for the charity race it organises, the No Finish Line The idea is simple: Children & Future pays 1 euro to support projects for underprivileged or ill children for every kilometre run, thanks to registration fees, donors and sponsors. The event, sponsored by a basketball player in the Roca Team, Yakuba Ouattara, is open to all 24/24, whether members of a club or not, runners and walkers. In 2023, the objective was to do more than 300,000 km and therefore raise 300,000 euros. (Objective achieved with 315 561 euros raised).

This charity race began in Monaco in 1999, and over the years spread to Paris, Nice, Athens, Oslo, Bratislava and recently Santa Cruz in Bolivia. The principle is always the same. One euro paid for one km covered. For example, No Finish Line Paris supports Médecins du Monde and the emergency social services in Paris. In 2023, €75,622 of pledged donations were collected.


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