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Water trucking for IDPS in North Darfur

The protracted crises in Darfur, combined with a year long fighting between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces, have resulted in the fastest-growing crises in Sudan, with the number of displaced people standing at more than 8.6 million people.  The fighting has destroyed basic infrastructure and disrupted regular water services for Communities …

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2022 Annual Report

2022 Annual Report Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) is a pan-African international non- governmental organization that provides effective humanitarian relief and recovery as well as advocacy services. Founded in 1994 in response to the atrocities in Rwanda, AHA has supported over 27 million people in 20 African countries to regain their health, dignity and well being.

Climate change, disasters, and forced displacement in Africa

“The impact of the climate crisis affects the lives of millions of people across our continent, causing displacement, death, and destruction far too frequently. The urgency for solutions becomes ever more pressing, especially as Africa hosts COP27 later this year.” –AU Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit Side Event As stated in the African Union Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit …

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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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