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AVSI Response to Ebola Outbreak in Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone - To understand the impact that Ebola is having in Sierra Leone, one needs to look beyond the number of infections and victims. Social norms and habits have been completely undermined. People are afraid to meet each other on the street. "We don’t shake hands anymore when we say goodbye, we can’t bury the bodies of our ...

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Press Release: Ugandan Youth on Stage with AVSI at the World Bank

Washington, DC - On Thursday, October 2, 2014, two shining, smiling faces of Ugandan youth greeted a diverse audience of a few hundred people at the World Bank’s Preston Auditorium. Daniel and Latifah, both 14 years old and residing in Kampala, Uganda, were invited by AVSI’s SCORE project and by USAID to travel across the globe to attend a conference ...

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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.