Americas

Haiti Earthquake August 2021

Officials in Haiti have confirmed at least 1,297 people are dead after a powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Caribbean nation on Saturday. Rescuers are picking through rubble in a desperate search for any survivors. The southwest of Haiti appears to have suffered the worst of the damage, especially around the city of Les Cayes.

AMURT & AMURTEL have teams on the ground and donations are welcome to support the relief efforts. Read more

COVID-19 Response in USA

AMURT’s Food For All (FFA) program in Washington DC has seen a four-fold increase in demand for food over the past four weeks, increasing from 140 weekly food recipients in late March to 503 in late April. The new clients include senior citizens with underlying health issues, people with disabilities, single parents with children to feed all day at home and the recently unemployed, especially those laid off from restaurants. Read more

Brazil: Enhancing youth participation

AMURT is running a youth program in its own building in Restinga, one of the underprivileged satellite towns around Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil.

Some of the youth are referred to the program by government institutions; others come due to the program’s reputation. Read more

Hurricane Maria response – Puerto Rico

AMURT & AMURTEL distributed basic supplies to people affected by Hurricane Maria near Anasco town on the western coast of Puerto Rico. We worked in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) and a local organization, Brigada Solidaria del Oeste.

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