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What We Learned from Rose Busingye

For an entire week in early March, AVSI-USA hosted in Washington, DC our dear friend and colleague, Rose Busingye, Executive Director of Meeting Point International. Rose is dear to us because her life and work has taught us so many things over the past years.   From Rose we have learned is that any issue facing a human person must be looked at ...

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UPDATE Caritas Nepal - Emergency Appeal for NEPAL

 *** Update July 1, 2015***   AVSI-USA recently received a report from Caritas Nepal concerning the current situation in Nepal following the two major earthquakes in April and May of this year, and their own activities and needs in response to those directly affected by the disaster. Caritas Nepal reported that the most urgent need remains to be shelter for those displaced ...

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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.