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Join AVSI and Donate to the Ecuador Earthquake Appeal: "Help us to Help Them"

Heavily damaged buildings. Shattered windows. Men, women and children covered with debris. Cars trapped under heavy highways. Long lines of people waiting for food and water. The photographs circulating on social media resemble scenes from the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  The most destructive in nearly seven decades, the earthquake that shook Ecuador last Saturday is already considered the worst humanitarian ...

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A Drama that Touches us All: Join AVSI in #10forSyria Campaign

On March 15, the Syrian Civil War enters its sixth year of conflict. The impact of the war has been incredibly far-reaching: more than 250,000 people have died, 13.5 million are in need of humanitarian assistance, 5.7 million children and adolescents are in need of educational assistance, and 6.5 million are internally displaced. The needs of the Syrian population are ...

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In Focus

A Humble, but Powerful Approach to Help

Today, there are 60 million refugees all over the world. A radical change in the world that we want to live as protagonists, not as passive observers. How can we do this? We can engage first of all by being surprised by this page of history and standing on the side of refugees. Refugees and us, eventually, we are all on the same road. Giampaolo Silvestri, the Secretary General of ...

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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.