The Center for Disaster Philanthropy awarded AVSI a grant from the CDP Haiti Earthquake Recovery Fund to mitigate the harmful effects of the earthquake on August 14, 2021 on children by providing physical and psychosocial protection, promoting child development through informal education programs, and reactivating child protection networks.
A year ago, Jim Blum watched Unguarded for the first time. His immediate reaction was, “This is what I want for my men”. His men are formerly-incarcerated persons he welcomes at My Father’s House (MFH) in Denver, CO, and this is the methodology and experience of APAC, which the documentary, Unguarded, features beautifully.
AVSI has been working in Marjayoun and its neighboring towns since the beginning of the Syrian war, which forced over a million Syrian refugees to seek refuge there in Informal Tent Settlements. From the very first year, in an attempt to create a glimpse of hope for the most vulnerable, AVSI staff envisioned building a Community Center which would allow for an escape from the dark reality that many Syrian refugees were facing, and still are to this day. Today, the Fadai Community Center, found in the village of Bourj El Moulok, in the heart of Marjayoun, has thus far been indeed an escape for 100,000 people in need.
From Oaxaca to Boston and Back Again: Crecemos Team Finds Inspiration in Encounter with Boston Supporters
Team members from Crecemos DIJO, a community education and nutrition center in Oaxaca, Mexico, share special moments of encounter with supporters in Boston.
Barbara Gagliotti shares the story of Dona Maria. Dona Maria, an elderly woman, and her disabled husband were boarded unto a bus in Zaporizhzhia and transported to Romania, leaving everything and everyone they knew behind. We met Dona Maria during a visit to AVSI-USA supported activities in Poland and Romania as part of our emergency campaign on behalf of Ukrainian refugees. Read more.