Disaster Relief, Development and Community Service


AMURT (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.

AMURT was 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 newborn infants.

Following the 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.

AMURT (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)