AVSI is proud to be among the outreach partners in the the BetterTogether Challenge, an initiative launched on October 21 by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Passi sought refuge in Uganda after the massive killings and instability caused by a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 2017. “It was hard starting a new life here in the refugee settlement, with no source of income, not even water or a piece of soap.” In DRC, Passi and her husband Kibuyi Kimaga ensured the wellbeing of their family primarily through Kibuyi’s job as a security guard at a hospital in Goma. At the time of the killings, Passi was at home with the children and quickly fled to safety. She never saw the father of her children again.
To keep Venezuelan refugees and migrants safe in Ecuador, and to promote integration and peaceful coexistence with the local community, AVSI Ecuador is implementing, in partnership with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the project “Activados.”
Thanks to the Imarisha Jamil Project, AVSI Kenya has been helping refugees like Uwimpuhwe Marie Josee and Uwena Devota to enhance their social and economic resilience.
AVSI’s distance support program sponsors some 24,000 children around the world in educational activities. While children are the first to receive personalized support as they grow, programs also help the whole family. At Fundación Sembrar, mothers like María Elvia, who could hardly read when she first took her son to the educational center, are growing too!
Funded by UNICEF and launched in 2019, the project “Supporting Vulnerable Girls and Boys to Access and Remain in Education in Lebanon” gives children access to education and guarantees their right to literacy.
Led by the World Food Program (WFP), the “Integrated School Feeding and Literacy Program” is supporting children who are struggling with reading offering catch-up sessions
Fourteen-year-old Kok Matim, from South Sudan, participated in the 24th World Scout Jamboree and showcased how scouting can empower refugees through education.
Graduating to Resilience, an activity implemented by AVSI Foundation and funded by the Office of Food for Peace, USAID gives hope to Congolese refugees like Mwamini and her two children.
In recent years, projects focused on the protection of the environment related to socio-economic development and rights protection have grown exponentially. NGOs like AVSI are applying an integrated approach, combining long-term new financial strategies and innovative narratives.