(Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team) is an international disaster
relief and development organization which was founded in India in
1970. Originally working to help the victims of flood disasters on
the Indian sub-continent, AMURT now has locally based teams in
over 80 countries around the world. This network of teams is able
to react swiftly to disaster emergencies as well as to carry out
longer-term rehabilitation and development projects.
registered in Albania in 1995 and was very active during the
Kosovar refugee crisis of 1999. During that period AMURT
workers looked after the needs of more than 4000 refugees,
providing them with food, blankets, beds and other relief
materials. AMURT also sponsored a basketball league for
Kosovar refugees. Members of AMURTEL ran a "Well-Baby
Centre" which looked after the needs of mothers and their
crisis AMURT supervised the installation of hot water
boilers in Tirana's Maternity Hospital and provided furniture,
office equipment and computer training for the University
Pediatric Hospital. Activities of AMURT are currently focused in
Bathore, a village near Tirana, where the team is providing income
generating and educational programs.
(Albania), P.O. Box 1706, Tirana, Albania
Tel: (355) 42 26825, mobile: 038 2029527
This page updated on March 29, 2001.
Copyright 2001 Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (Albania)