Cyclone Idai crashed into Mozambique on March 14, causing catastrophic flooding which has killed more than 500 people in the country and affected over 1 million survivors. For the past week, an AMURT team has been working in partnership with the Maputo Rizwan Adatia Foundation from Maputo in distributing food and hygiene kits to some of the 90,000 Mozambicans who have taken refuge in temporary shelters.
Extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani was the strongest tropical cyclone to strike the Indian state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) since Phailin in 2013. AMURT’s relief team jumped into action immediately after the storm made landfall on May 2nd, 2019. They started by clearing trees from the roads and went on to distributed food and non-food items. Read more
The disaster in Indonesia has claimed 2,100 fatalities and 680 are still missing. Moreover, 68,451 houses were damaged or destroyed displacing 222,986 people. AMURT Indonesia supports the disaster recovery by training kindergarten teachers in trauma reduction, self-care and creative activities for the children once they come back to school.
The heart of this child-centered approach lies in the child’s right to choose from among various options, what activity he/she would like to do, with the stipulation that the child must complete the activity chosen before moving on to pick another activity.
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.
AMURT is active in the large refugee camps and has provided health, child protection, and psycho-social services.
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.
AMURT & AMURTEL distributed basic supplies to people affected by Hurricane Maria near Anasco town on the western coast of Puerto Rico. We worked in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico (Mayaguez) and a local organization, Brigada Solidaria del Oeste.
AMURT has been active in Lebanon since 2012 supporting Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host communities. Since 2015 the focus has been creating a pathway to education, providing psycho-social support and giving youth a chance for self-expression and supporting their struggle for livelihoods. Read more
Harvey began as a major category four hurricane – the first to make landfall in the US in 12 years. It triggered flooding and many areas could be uninhabitable for months. AMURT has volunteers in the area and are appealing for cash donations.
I Romania fikk AMURT støtte av EØS midler fra Norge, fra 2014 til 2016. Nå har alle rapporter blitt godkjent. Prosjektet gikk ut på bl.a. jobbskaping blant Roma-folk og skjedde i samarbeid med AMURTEL. I juni ble det organisert konsert i Oslo til støtte for prosjektet, plakat følger under.
Om tidligere aktivitet: “… AMURT Romania completed all the projects (Children’s
Home 1993-2008, Homeless Youth 2009-2015, and Roma project 2014-2016). All
were successful projects such as the homeless youth where 8 youths out of
10 succeeded to leave the street by receiving life skill training
(cooking, cleaning, money management, job seeking and emotional support),
vocational skill diploma and jobs. In those six years AMURT supported 130
youths. Currently AMURT runs temporary social accommodation for
disadvantage youths in AMURT’s apartments in Bucharest. We have 11 youths”.
From the Roma project which was funded by Norway/EEA grants, AMURT still
have a loan of 1,900 Euro which was to cover AMURT’s co-funding. Norway
gave 64,000 Euro and AMURT gave 7,000 Euro.