February 6: In a partnership that could lead to the setting up of a canned-food aid organisation for needy communities around the world, canmaking company Impress Holdings has signed an agreement with French-based Médecins Sans Frontières.

The move means that Impress will help support the work of MSF’s global nutritional activities. It is understood that Impress has made an initial contribution of 200,000 euros to the aid group which cares for more than 150,000 malnourished children in 99 projects around the world.

Impress chief executive Francis Labbé (pictured) recently signed the agreement with president of the French section of MSF, Marie Pierre Allié.

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