Algerian students in France fund Covid aid

Algerian students in France have raised more than €600,000 ($713,000; £513,000) to buy medical equipment and supplies for hospitals battling coronavirus in their home country.

The Algerian Medical Network launched a fundraiser on 20 July to help save lives as the health system in the North African country struggled to cope with a rapid spike in infections.

The campaign has been supported by celebrities including actress Leila Bekhti and former footballer Frank Ribéry. By the end of the month they were able to raise €627,900.

The money will be used to buy oxygen concentrators and medicines.

The network intends to launch a new fundraiser in a few days to collect more money and send more medical equipment to the country.

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