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UPDATE - Emergency in the Philippines: The Rainbow after the Storm

Talcoban, Philippines – Nine months after the tragedy of hurricane Yolanda in the Philippines, Sister Margherita tells the story of a country ready to fight and to rebuild. “It reminds you of a tree that has lost all of its leaves,” explains Sister Margherita, director of the Dominican School of Calabanga, supported by AVSI, describing Tacloban during the recovery process after the devastation ...

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AVSI Project with World Bank Tackles Rural Development in Southern Haiti

Le Cayes, Haiti – On July 8th, 2014 the World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Ms. Sry Mulyani Indrawati and the Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Jorge Familiar Calderon, made a special visit to Haiti to attend the closing ceremony for the RESEPAG project ( Strengthening the Public Agriculture services) funded by the World bank and implemented ...

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In Focus

The “Last Mile”

In an article first published by Ilsussidiario.net, Secretary General of AVSI Alberto Piatti reveals a potential gap between international cooperation systems and the persons they hope to reach. The international community—following a path marked by the series of international conferences in the 1990s: Rio de Janeiro on Environment and Development, 1992, the twentieth anniversary of which was celebrated this year with the Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development; Cairo on Population and De...

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Mission

To support the AVSI network by leveraging resources and contacts in the U.S. in order to enhance and broaden the achievements of member organizations in promoting human dignity in developing countries.