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NIGERIA: Offer a young woman an Opportunity for education: Become a sponsor!

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Portugal Benfeita Fire Relief Update 2

On Sunday 15th April, despite poor weather our AMURT Portugal team members visited Benfeita and the surrounding area to assess the situation for ourselves. What we saw was heart-breaking. We passed through miles and miles of burnt forest and damaged buildings on our way and our minds were stunned by the enormity of this disaster. On our arrival we were …

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Healthy Nut bars for the homeless

Govinda Lovage, Chairman of AMURT UK, tried a Nut Bar made by Shaun Clohessy of Shaun’s Nut Bars and found it nutritious and felt it more than satisfied his hunger for a meal and so he came up with the idea to share these bars to the homeless to help in many ways: to increase exposure of and advertise Shaun’s bars …

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Portugal Benfeita Fire Relief Update

In October 2017, Portugal was hit by the most widespread and destructive firestorm in living memory. More than 500 separate fires broke out after sparks from previous fires set afire bone dry undergrowth and fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia, created massive fast-moving walls of flame that engulfed almost a third of the country. The Serra de Açor region in the picturesque region …

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AMURT UK North West’s new website has launched

AMURT UK’s North West branch has recently launched their new website to share news and information about their activities and events. Their projects have been expanding since they opened the office a year ago, from BREKI providing breakfast and support to asylum seekers and refugees to offering English classes now three times a week. To continue and expand AMURT North …

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AMURT Nigeria Annual Report Published for 2017 – Read the highlights

AMURT Nigeria has just released their annual report for 2017 outlining all their amazing work and achievements they have made mainly in the area of maternal and newborn health. The staff works tirelessly to save lives and demonstrate huge commitment to their patients. One of the key achievements is that the maternal mortality ratio in their project area is now …

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AMURT Nigeria Needs our Help: Lassa Virus Outbreak & state wide shortage of HIV drugs

There are two emergencies that AMURT Nigeria need our help with NOW Lassa Fever outbreak in Ebonyi state It has already killed several health workers in the government hospitals. As a result the Federal Teaching Hospital and one of the big mission hospitals in the south are closed.  AMURT Nigeria health centres need to take precautions to protect their own health workers …

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London Feeding Programme 6 years

For 6 years since November 2011, AMURT UK has served food to the homeless on a weekly basis, in central London. The initiative started and grew from Occupy London, which established a temporary camp outside St Paul’s Cathedral between October 2011 – February 2012. The camp housed members of the public including many homeless. Once a week AMURT UK prepared …

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Liverpool Autumn 2017 Update

English Classes Since early October AMURT North West UK has offered volunteer-run English classes to the asylum seekers and refugees in Liverpool from their office with the help of David Shuttleworth who saw a need for classes in the area: “The English classes at  AMURT are a vital lifeline, as there are little or no opportunities for newly arrived asylum …

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Portugal – Devastating fire

On 15th October 2017 there was a massive fire in Portugal. Hundreds of thousands of hectares burned, over 50 people were killed and thousands of people lost their homes, possessions and livelihoods. Donate here: https://chuffed.org/project/portugalfires AMURT UK is fundraising for the redevelopment of the area of Portugal around Benfeita, Arganil where many villages were badly affected by the fire. This region is home …

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