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04 Sep 2002 description


12 Jun 2002 description

A Newsletter of American Friends Service Committee
Quaker International Affairs Program, Southern Africa
No. 8

23 Apr 2001 description

Graphs and charts never tell the human story in all of its richness. For convenience, AFSC divides its work into fixed thematic and geographic categories, but we remain mindful of an overarching goal. William Penn encouraged his readers "to try what Love will do." Our aim is to be love at work in the world.

28 Feb 2001 description

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) today announced the start of a campaign to raise money for food and medicine for the two million refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) in the war-torn West African nation of Angola. The campaign, with its launching date coinciding with Ash Wednesday, the start of the Lenten season, runs through May 31 and begins with a project called "Kids to Kids".

19 Oct 2000 description

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is sponsoring a delegation from the Inter-Ecclesiastic Committee for Peace in Angola (COIEPA) on a second visit to the UN. The purpose is to help bring peace to Angola, a country on the southwest coast of Africa that has been at war for more than a quarter century. The delegation arrives in the U.S. on Wednesday, October 25, 2000, for a 10-day visit.

20 Sep 2000 description

Join the AFSC in helping Africans displaced by war in Angola!!!
UN mission to Angola estimates the total number of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) to be 2,299,314.

1.8 million of these people have been displaced since 1998.

5 to 7 million landmines scattered in the country, the highest proportion of mines to people in the world

In Angola, one out of four children dies before reaching the age of five.

TB and diarrhea are rife in the camps due to severe overcrowding, appalling sanitation and extreme destitution.