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A new day centre for homeless women in Paris

In November, a new day centre for women living in on the streets opened in Paris, called ‘Accueil Louise et Rosalie’. This project is the result of a close collaboration between AIC-France (la Fédération Française des Equipes Saint Vincent) and the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, in partnership with the Congregation of the Mission. […]

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An abundance of solidarity towards Lebanon: thank you to all!

AIC-Lebanon sends its warmest thanks to all the people and AIC associations who generously sent donations after the explosion that devastated Beirut on 4th August. The local volunteers are supporting 72 families in an underprivileged area of the city that was affected by the explosion. Thanks to incredible solidarity, mutual aid and collaboration, the social […]

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Philippines hit hard by Goni and Vamco super-typhoons

Two catastrophic typhoons, Goni followed a few days later by Vamco, hit the Philippines hard this November, causing floods and mudslides that killed 98 people and devastated crops and infrastructure. The damage is colossal: more than 250,000 houses were partly or totally destroyed, and more than 350,000 people have been left homeless or in evacuation […]

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“Kéré”: Famine in the south of Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the five poorest countries in the world. Everywhere on the island the majority of people live under difficult conditions. The extreme south is in a particularly critical situation, not only because of the coronavirus, which has caused many people to lose their jobs, but above all because of the drought which […]

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AIC participates in the Crescendo network survey on the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis for elderly people

COVID-19: elderly people, their families and their carers have particularly suffered from the disruption of ordinary activities and isolation from friends and family. The Crescendo network, made up of associations – including AIC – and religious congregations close to elderly people, investigated the situation and the challenges experienced during this period and the provisions made […]

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International Literacy Day 2020

International Literacy Day was celebrated on 8th September 2020 with the theme “Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond: the role of educators and changing pedagogies”. Since 1967, International Literacy Day has been celebrated every year around the world to remind people of the importance of literacy in promoting human dignity and […]

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AIC-Guatemala helps rebuild homes for the victims of the Fuego volcano eruption

Following the eruption of the Fuego volcano that ravaged the region southeast of Guatemala City in 2018, the group ‘Solidaridad por Guate’ was formed to help the victims.  AIC-Guatemala, the Congregation of the Mission and the Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA) are part of this group, along with many other organizations. Together, they bought a piece […]

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Call for donations for AIC-Lebanon

Our association AIC-Lebanon usually supports 72 families in a Christian neighborhood in Beirut. This area has been partially impacted by the explosion of August 4th. The beneficiaries are mostly elderly people, some families with children and Syrian refugee families. Following the deadly explosion that ravaged the city, AIC is in direct contact with Nawal Sfeir, […]

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