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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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AIC-Mexico Adapts to Face the COVID-19 Pandemic

The AIC-Mexico volunteers have adapted their services to be able to continue supporting the most disadvantaged people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Certain centers had close, but the volunteers still wanted to help those living in poverty, so they started organizing food distribution for people who are homeless or have lost their jobs, families of detainees, […]

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AIC-Argentina tackles the COVID-19 pandemic

The AIC volunteers in Bahía Blanca, Argentina are offering a range of services to disadvantaged people in their local community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including educational support to pupils who are distance learning, food and clothes banks and a vaccination campaign. School support A group of volunteers with English teaching experience is working with a […]

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