Since August, 2017, targeted violence and serious human rights abuses forced 620,000 Rohingya to flee Myanmar into Bangladesh, joining the 230,00 refugees already there. The majority are under 18.
In the front lines of human despair, the role of the NGO worker is as essential as it is gratifying. When the tumultuous turns of an unforgiving world seem to declare that all hope is to be lost, a myriad of men and women step forward ready to attend to the downtrodden. But what drives them? There lies the untold story of working in disaster situations. Read more
AMURT’s model of community-based collaborative healthcare in Nigeria has proven effective, with over 1965 successful births taking place in 2016 in the seven AMURT-supported health centers in three local government areas in Ebonyi state. In Offia Oji alone, 85% of the women are coming to the health center for delivery. This is remarkable given that previsouly the vast majority of women were giving birth at home or with a traditional birth attendant, a risky endeavor if faced with any birth-related complications. Read more
In 2011 AMURT responded to the East African drought in northern Kenya’s Samburu district. Read more
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
With major financing from the US Government, AMURT is dramatically expanding its work to address the problems caused by HIV/AIDS in three provinces in Kenya. Specifically, AMURT will organize care and protection for 3,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) within their households, care for 1,000 people living with HIV/AIDS who are homebound, start youth clubs that impart life skills, youth empowerment and vocational training to 900 youth, and reach one million people with messages related to HIV prevention. Read more