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23 Jun 2010 description

During the commemoration of the World Refuge Day on 20th June 2010, some Somali and Ethiopian youth were sponsored by AFSC to exhibit pieces of their photography, creative projects and cultural dances in Nairobi. The groups travelled long distances from Daadab refugee camp and from the Ogaden region of Ethiopia to share in Kenya's capital, a regional hub.

A few months ago the young Somalis were equipped with cameras and photography lessons and asked to document their personal stories.

31 May 2007 description

Dereje Wordofa, Regional Director for Africa,

Pretoria, South Africa [May 31] -The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a Quaker peace and social justice organization, continues to build on its 90-year history of humanitarian work by sending a needs assessment team to the Horn of Africa to evaluate the growing humanitarian crisis that affects Somalia and surrounding countries. The delegation will visit the border countries of Kenya, Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Eritrea - areas critically touched by the refugee crisis.

The UN has reports about one million people have been displaced …

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.

05 May 2000 description

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- The American Friends Service Committee is accepting financial contributions for famine relief in the Horn of Africa. Millions of people are at risk of starvation in Ethiopia and the effects of this humanitarian crisis are already being felt in neighboring countries. An equally devastating famine has been reported in parts of Somalia, where wells and rivers have dried up and cholera is now spreading at an alarming rate by refugees migrating across the Ethiopian-Somali border.