Refugees and Migrants 2020
Refugees and migrants around the world continue to be front and center of AVSI's global fundraising efforts, with all donations channeled to direct assistance in countries of origin, transit and integration.
Despite the continued hardship faced by thousands of refugees around the world today, we are beginning to see some glimmers of hope. Families are slowly returning home in a few places in Iraq and Syria. AVSI is privileged to be there to welcome them home with essential services such as child care and early education provided by a Kindergarten in Qaraqosh, Iraq, and with medical care provided by Catholic hospitals in Syria.
Join us to make the journey home a reality for refugee families today.
IRAQ: A Kindergarten in Qaraqosh, run by Dominican Sisters, to serve Christian and Muslim families returning to the city after being displaced in other parts of the country and region during ISIS occupation. Funds will provide for building repairs, purchase of materials for the school, teacher training courses, and other outreach activities to parents and family members. Target: 400 children and their families, for a total of 2,000 people.
SYRIA: Open Hospitals campaign is an ambitious, global effort to invest in the capacity of 3 Catholic hospitals in Damascus and Aleppo in order to keep their doors open to the poorest and most vulnerable Syrians.