Refugees from Kenya, Burundi, and Senegal enjoyed a friendly soccer tournament in Dayton, OH.
Aid Agencies Appeal to President Obama:
Mon, 20 April 2009
Response to Humanitarian Needs with Peace Intent
Afmadow district in Lower Shabelle region and especially Doble town housed most of the children and women internally displaced persons (IDPs) stranded on Somalia side or seeking entry into Kenya as refugees. AFSC responded to the plight of IDPs and host communities through a local partner. The main objective of the project was to improve living conditions through the provision of essential drug- kits and sanitary pads to IDPs and host communities for three months.
AFSC’s Dayton Program works to transform Dayton into a global village of peace and prosperity and without discrimination for all the city’s residents. The program activities are focused on:
- Civic engagement at the local level to ensure full implementation of the Welcome Dayton Plan that promotes immigrant entrepreneurship and integration in Dayton.
- Civic engagement at the state government level to ensure full implementation of the Ohio General Assembly’s New African Immigrants Commission policies that address the needs of Sub-Saharan African communities in Ohio.
- Formulating and fostering conflict-free trade principles and practices among compassionate and conscientious consumers in Dayton.
- Educating faith communities and students about the Congo conflict minerals trade that has forced thousands of Africans to seek refuge in the United States.
We invite all people to help transform Dayton into a place where all residents live together in peace and harmony.