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AVSI’s Response to the Cholera Outbreak in South Sudan: Awareness Campaigns and Distribution of Drugs

1,106 cholera cases including 38 deaths have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States in July 2015. The rainy season is a critical period for a country such as South Sudan already facing a serious food emergency. Last year, 167 deaths were reported due to water-borne diseases. AVSI is working to face this emergency ...

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Syrian Refugee Children go Back to School in Portable Classroom

More than three million Syrian children are absent from the classroom as the civil war takes its toll on youngsters, leaving them unable to go to school. A fifth of the schools in Syria have been bombed, damaged, or transformed into shelters and military barracks. This reality extends to those children who had to leave their homes as long as ...

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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.