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Restoring vision: The Second Eye Campaign in Ruweng Administration Area, South Sudan

Restoring vision: The Second Eye Campaign in Ruweng Administration Area, South Sudan “Having impaired vision is extremely tough. I was constantly worried about the possibility of losing my subsistence since I was unable to farm and contribute to my family. Now that I’m able to see, my first action will be to invite all my …

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The Right to Sight: AHA’s campaign to help end avoidable blindness in Ajoung Thok Refugee Camp

(Ms. Nyanluawas Thip, Jamjang Payam, South Sudan)  ” I haven’t been able to see for the past three years. I attempted to sell a cow in order to travel to the big city for  treatment. Everything, however, came to a halt due to a feud among my family members.  Since then, I have been praying …

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International Women’s Day 2022- How pig rearing is changing young mothers’ lives in Kigeme refugee camp, Rwanda

International Women’s Day is a day dedicated to women, a symbolic reminder of the historic journey they have taken globally to better their lives and that while a lot has been achieved on that front, the journey is still long and more needs to be done. This year’s theme, according to UN Women, is “Gender …

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Gashora Refugee camp: AHA becoming a beacon of hope for refugees

“I was admitted at AHA Rwanda’s ETM Clinic, they detected that I was six months pregnant, with high blood pressure and pitting edema. I spent two months there and gave birth prematurely due to Preeclampsia. During this time AHA Rwanda took care of me, they hired a caregiver who speaks Arabic, I received medical checkups, shelter, and …

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Statement on The Passing Of AHA Ambassador Nicolas Bwakira

08 MARCH 2021 AFRICA HUMANITARIAN ACTION STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF AHA AMBASSADOR NICOLAS BWAKIRA It is with great sadness that the AHA family has learned of the passing of Ambassador Nicolas Bwakira. Ambassador Bwakira was a member of AHA’s international Board of Trustees since its inception in 1994, offering his counsel tirelessly up until …

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RE-THINKING HUMANITARIAN AID – AGAIN Rwanda’s lessons for today’s Ethiopia crisis

Neighbors butchering neighbors with machetes, mass graves and bitter hatred are images of the Rwanda genocide, which moved me and many others into action 26 years ago. Rwanda was among the world’s most horrific events, which – at least in theory – altered humanitarian response. Hundreds of studies and reports analyzed the actions, or inaction, …

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AHA’ Statement- Responding to the Humanitarian Emergency in Northern Ethiopia

23 November 2020, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia Armed conflict in any region gives rise to human displacement both within and outside borders. Multiple reports, including data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, confirm that more than 30,000 Ethiopian refugees have now fled into Sudan. The extent and gravity of displacement within the Tigray and …

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AHA’s Statement on the Current Situation in Ethiopia

10 November 2020, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) is deeply concerned with the humanitarian consequences of escalating armed conflict in Ethiopia. We are particularly worried that military confrontation could lead to displacement of communities from their homes, and unfold into an emergency in a country already predisposed to various humanitarian challenges. Armed conflict …

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Africa must include displaced populations in Covid-19 response plans

STATEMENT BY AFRICA HUMANITARIAN ACTION (AHA) With over 868,000 cases confirmed as of 01 April 2020, the novel corona virus global pandemic continues to overwhelm the world. Africa’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 surfaced in Egypt on 15 February, followed by the first known sub-Saharan case in Nigeria on 28 February. According to the Africa …

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AHA on Corona virus Disease (COVID-19)

Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) has been keenly following the developments in the spread of the global pandemic, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Although over the past few weeks, there has been a steady decline of new cases in the People’s Republic of China and South Korea, more countries have seen an increase. In Africa, according to …

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