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Samburu Women

Horn of Africa Disaster Response

The 2011 drought in Kenya was declared a national disaster by President Mwai Kibaki in April of 2011. Access to food and water had become very scarce, millions of livestock have died, and territorial violence had increased drastically as people competed for patches of fertile land. When nourishment could be found, heightened demand raised prices and made staple goods difficult to obtain. On June 28th of that year, the United Nations reported that 3.5 million people weere in need of humanitarian relief. Read more

Burkina Faso Maternity

Burkina Faso

Since 1986, AMURT has maintained a presence in Burkina Faso, engaging in various activities in the fields of healthcare and agroecology. In recent years, AMURT has expanded its presence to several regions where programs focus on community building, improved water access, sanitation and ecological regeneration. Read more

Nigeria Rural Health Centers

Nigeria – Community Health Program

In 2010, AMURT launched a program in Nigeria aimed at developing community healthcare systems and reducing the country’s maternal mortality rate, one of the world’s highest. Providing some of Nigeria’s poorest and most rural areas with proper health facilities warrants the service of more than one NGO, so AMURT has teamed with ActionAid Nigeria as well as Nigeria’s overwhelmed state health department and the members of local communities to accomplish this task. Read more

Burkina Faso Agricultural Training Center

Agroecology in Burkina Faso

AMURT’s center is situated just at the edge of the artificial lake of Bissiri, deep in the country side of Burkina Faso, 45 kilometers south of the capital, Ouagadougou. The land was donated by the people of the community, who hope it will spur development and help provide the basic necessities of life. Read more

Burkina Faso Clean Water Access

Burkina Faso – Access to Water

In partnership with the NGO “Water Shed Management” AMURT initiated a new program aimed at finding ways to collect surface water (rain water) and prevent runoff. In collaboration with the communities we established varieties of small check dams, repaired existing dams, created basins to gather the water from around trees and the surfaces of crop fields. Read more

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