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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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AHA’s 25th Anniversary highlights : The role of African NGOs and civil society in the search for durable solutions for forced displacement in the continent

FUTURE FOCUS: AFRICA HUMANITARIAN ACTION MARKS 25 YEARS AHA’s 25th Anniversary highlights the role of African NGOs and civil society in the search for durable solutions for forced displacement in the continent ADDIS ABEBA, 30 October 2019 Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) observed its 25 years of service to forcibly displaced communities in Africa with activities …

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Future Focus: Africa Humanitarian Action Marks 25 Years

03 October 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) is proud to announce that it will mark its 25 years of service to refugees and internally displaced persons with events on 23 – 25 October in Kigali, Rwanda. On 23 October, AHA will explore its journey and build on its significant past achievements, as …

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Beating the drum against Malaria: Ending Malaria for good begins at home

WHO designated April, 25th as World Malaria Day (WMD), since 2007, to enforce countries to take the opportunity to improve mass awareness, provide universal access to diagnostic and treatment supplies, and secures availability of consistent funding, to prevent malaria among the vulnerable. Malaria has been the oldest disease known to humanity. In the Ivorian refugee camps …

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