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HAITI/ AVSI: Five years after the earthquake. Alongside people to reconstruct the human

After five years since the disaster has brought Haiti to its knees, AVSI continues its commitment to the “reconstruction of the human”. But, important challenges still remain to be tackled

REFUGEES/ AVSI: Migration in the Middle East, facing the emergency

Because of the ongoing conflict in Syria and in Iraq the refugee emergency is getting worse every day and it involves further countries, like Lebanon. AVSI reports on this tragic situation

US/ The lesson of a South Sudan Priest in Rochester, Minnesota

Father John Lasuba with his presence has made a community in Minnesota discover the meaning of life in a “broken land” like South Sudan, his native country. By Fr. GERALD MAHON
Gerald Mahon

AFRICA/ Winters: Fighting the Injustice of Land-Grabs

According to Africa Faith & Justice Network land –grab has become a new form of colonialism in many African countries and is seriously harming the local populations. By MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS
Michael Sean Winters

US/ Ferguson: A world in “black & white” and a deep sadness

RIRO MANISCALCO comments on the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson and the decision of the Grand Jury not to addict the policeman who killed him, and on the lack of a real thirst for justice
Riro Maniscalco

SOUTH SUDAN/ AVSI Nutrition activities in Ikotos County

AVSI intervention in South Sudan where because of the war nearly a million people have been internally displaced and more than 345,000 have sought refuge in neighboring countries

UGANDA/ SCORE-Stanbic Bank partnership empowers women with financial literacy skills

The Stanbic Bank donation to AVSI Foundation is facilitating a 3 year financial literacy training program in Uganda aimed to improve household incomes through financial strengthening

R.I.P./ Message from Fr. Julián Carrón on the occasion of Msgr. Albacete’s return to the Father

Message from Fr. JULIÁN CARRÓN to the CL communities of the Unites States on the occasion of Monsignor Lorenzo Albacete’s return to the Father. Monsignor Albacete died on October 24, 2014
Julián Carrón

CHILDREN/ Ugandan Youth on Stage with AVSI at the World Bank

USAID and AVSI organized the workshop “Children’s Risk and Resilience in the Age of HIV/AIDS” to showcase research carried out on child development and the impact of HIV/AIDS

SYRIA/ The account of Custodian Pizzaballa after his visit to Aleppo

ATS Pro Terra Sancta reports on the visit Father PIERBATTISTA PIZZABALLA – Custodian of the Holy Land and president of the Association pro Terra Sancta – in the massacred city of Aleppo

RIMINI MEETING/ The Power of the Heart – Researchers of Truth: The Custos of the Holy Land

Fr PIERBATTISTA PIZZABALLA, Custos of the Holy Land and President of the Association pro Terra Sancta, took part in the Rimini Meeting where he talked on the situation in the Middle East

IRAQ/ AVSI-USA Emergency Campaign: Support Iraqi Refugees

AVSI-USA joins the AVSI Network emergency campaign to provide humanitarian aid to roughly 30,000 of the nearly 180,000 displaced Iraqis seeking refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan

GAZA/ Pro Terra Sancta: The emergency continues, the needs are huge

The two priests of the parish of the Sacred Family and six nuns are assisting children and disabled young people in Gaza, people who are in need of everything. From ATS PRO TERRA SANCTA

EUROPEAN SEMESTER/ Feeding the planet through democracy and diversity

A debate about European policies and the right to food promoted by CONCORD Italy and Expo of Peoples. AVSI Foundation took part in the event with its experience in the field of nutrition

TOWARDS EXPO 2015/ Processing agricultural products in Haiti to produce energy for life

The processing unit for agricultural products of the Catholic University of Haiti is a part of the AQUAPLUS project, which aims to address food insecurity in the country

UKRAINE/ Shevchuk (Archbishop of Kyiv): Our Pilgrimage from fear to dignity

In this letter the Permanent SYNOD OF BISHOPS of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church describes what really happened in their country and asks for a continuous support to peace in Ukraine

SOUTH SUDAN/ Girls and women: I SEE the change!

On the Europe Day, AVSI launched the I SEE project in South Sudan, funded by the EU itself to support the personal and professional development of young women and their communities

MEXICO/ EU and AVSI Team-up with Crecemos to Improve Education in Oaxaca

Thanks to a project co-funded by the European Union and the hard work of Crecemos, AVSI has continued to implement initiatives aimed to the improvement of the educational system of Oaxaca

REPUBLIC OF CONGO/ UNESCO and AVSI: Quality Education in North Kivu

The education projects that AVSI, with UNESCO, is carrying on in the Democratic Republic of Congo are aimed at strengthening the capacity of teachers and headmasters in emergency situations

KENYA/ A Path to the Future: Professional Training for the Youth of Kibera Slum in Nairobi

St. Kizito VTI has been responding to the needs of disadvantaged youth in Nairobi since the early 1990s when Cardinal Otunga requested that AVSI intervene with a proposal for the urban youth
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