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Support Vincentian Family Projects

The Vincentian Family Office has established a new website ( that showcases Vincentian Family projects during the time of this pandemic that are in need of funding.  Associations that have ongoing projects for COVID-19 are welcome to present their projects on this website. This is a great opportunity to raise funds for your projects, or […]

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AIC-France’s COVID-19 Actions

The actions of AIC volunteers around the world show that however difficult the situation, it is always possible to continue supporing those in need. Like many European countries, France has been badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is those living in poverty who are most vulnerable to its economic impacts. The AIC volunteers […]

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AIC and Advocacy: Fighting Poverty at International Level

In the training material sent to volunteers this spring, AIC has chosen to focus on the importance of its international representation work (See: The sentinel role of AIC from the local to the international level). In this time of pandemic, the AIC representatives are continuing their advocacy work from home through online meetings. However in […]

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AIC signs the Global Statement of Solidarity and Action to Protect the Unhoused from COVID-19

AIC has signed the Global Statement of Solidarity and Action to #ProtectTheUnhoused from COVID-19! Vulnerably housed people, including those experiencing homelessness, migrants, and refugees, are some of the groups that are most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic. Take action to protect them today! Sign the Global Statement too! Full text: “The associations together call […]

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“In loneliness the coronavirus kills more”

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life has published a text about the impact of COVID-19 on the elderly, who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, as well as to the loneliness caused by social distancing. Elderly people need our special care, attention and support at this difficult time. As the Dicastery says, “Let us […]

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COVID-19: AIC-Italy shares its faith in the future

Italy is particularly affected by COVID-19, but the solidarity there is enormous: each AIC volunteer does what she can according to her age, her family situation and the situation in her region. AIC volunteers work alone, with Caritas, with the Fathers of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity, or with territorial associations; at this […]

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Vincentian Family Statement on the Pandemic Caused by COVID-19

See the original letter from the Vincentian Family. In light of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus which has affect every country throughout the world, the worldwide Vincentian Family unites itself to the efforts of those individuals who have been mobilized to minimize the spread of this virus and ultimately, to eradicate this virus. The […]

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AIC International Adapts to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Unfortunately our AIC International Assembly of Delegates 2020, due to be held from 17th-20th March 2020 in Bogotá, Colombia, had to be cancelled because of the current pandemic, like so many other meetings. We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the many people who had been involved for months and months in the […]

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Participation of an AIC Representative in a Meeting of the Forum of Catholic-inspired NGOs in Rome

On the invitation of the Secretariat of the Forum of Catholic-inspired NGOs (Forum of Rome), Isabelle Chaperon, AIC representative at UNESCO and the CCIC (the International Catholic Centre of Cooperation with UNESCO, the platform of Catholic NGOs active within UNESCO), and Christine Roche, President of the CCIC, participated in a meeting on the topics selected ahead of […]

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