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Rwandan genocide, Aldo’s escape

Rwanda – The testimony of Emerithe, twenty years after the Rwandan genocide. In 1994, she hid with her son Aldo during the day and walked with him at night to escape the Hutu militias. AVSI’s close attention to the plight of their family gave Aldo the courage and support he needed to tackle his studies and hope in the future. “The genocide began ...

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100 days and counting: As the World Cup approaches, AVSI presents its sports program in Brazil to the IDB

Salvador de Bahia, Brazil – Recently, AVSI attended a civil society forum organized by the IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, to present on its sports program in Belo Horizonte. Working in close collaboration with Fiat, the municipal government, and the IDB, AVSI’s program proposes soccer as a means of integral human development and education 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.