Samusocial International is a non-profit organization focused on emergency intervention which reaches out to marginalized groups within a society whose major means of subsistence becomes mere survival. In its approach towards those people, Samusocial upholds the view that these people are "victims" of society being deprived of the access to major social, medical and legal services.
Created in 1998 by Doctor Xavier Emmanuelli based on his experience with Samusocial de Paris, Samusocial International is a French association under the law of 1901. Its goal is to support and improve the conditions of those excluded from society in major metropolises all around the world and to implement, foster and disseminate the basic principles, methodologies and professionalism of Samusocial.
Samusocial International gathers all existing Samusocial organizations all around the world which target various populations from homeless adults to street children. Field methods and approaches are promoted and strengthened through university degrees and professional trainings given to all staff members. 15 structures are now operational: Bamako, Brussels, Dakar, Cayenne, Lima, Algiers, Moscow, Ouagadougou, Bucharest, Casablanca, Fort de France, Pointe Noire, Colombia, Angola and Cairo.
All Samusocial organizations have signed the Charter of Samusocial International, which guarantees the respect of its professional ethical code of conduct, principles of action and methods of intervention.See more