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Emergency Appeal for NEPAL May 12, 2015

AVSI-USA joins AVSI Foundation in launching an appeal in support of the population of Nepal recovering from the devastating earthquakes that recently killed more than 7,000 people and left more than 13,000 injured.   In this critical phase of humanitarian response, children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to life-threatening disease, lack of basic needs, and the ...

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Education Access for Conflict-Affected Children in DR Congo

The EU Children of Peace initiative funds humanitarian projects for children in conflict regions, providing them with access to schools where they can learn in a safe environment. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a project supported by the EU Children of Peace initiative and implemented by AVSI  provides primary education and pre-school access to thousands of conflict-affected children. Aimée la Rose is in the ...

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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.