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AHA at UNHCR’s 65th ExCom

AHA’s President, Dr. Dawit Zawde, delivered a statement during the High Level Segment of the 65th Annual Session of UNHCR’s Executive Committee. In his deliberation, Dr. Zawde stressed the valuable contributions of indigenous humanitarian actors a...

African Child Day in Namibia

On the 16th of June every year, the African Union and its Partners celebrate the Day of the African Child (DAC), in commemoration of the 1976 protests by school children in Soweto, South Africa. The students protested against an education desig...

AHA at the UN Security Council’s Arria Formula

Organized by Chile and Australia, AHA will take part in the May 30 Arria Formula meeting on the protection of internally displaced persons. AHA will draw on its experience of 20 years working with displaced persons and on its partnership and involve...

C.A.R. Crisis

AHA has recently completed a humanitarian assessment mission in the C.A.R. and finalized the legal procedures required to become operational in the country.   With the primary aim of assisting displaced persons through health care and nutrition, AH...

In Focus







AHA is in the front lines responding to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. 16 cases have so far been reported with five confirmed cases in Nimba County where AHA is operational. A full Situation Report on the outbreak and AHA’s response can be found here.









Three years after independence, internally displaced persons in South Sudan remain without the promised improved life.

Here are some pictures from AHA’s healthcare services to IDPs in Unity State depicting the current reality on CNN iReport.






We are pleased to present Africa Humanitarian Action’s 2013 Annual Report.


The report contains an overview of our recent work, providing humanitarian assistance to disaster affected populations across Africa, along with our Certified Financial Audit Statements for the period.

The content illustrates AHA’s continued commitment to alleviating human suffering by building on the strengths of African peoples to solve African problems through African-led solutions.

On behalf of the vulnerable populations we assist, we extend our heartfelt thanks to all who support and are interested in our work.

The report can be downloaded here.





The 23rd Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union concluded in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on 27 June 2014.


The summit’s Assembly, comprising Heads of State and Government of the African Union, was held from 26-27 June 2014. In their Assembly organised under the theme: “ 2014 Year of Agriculture and Food Security”, the Heads of State and Government adopted a number of key decisions with a view to enhancing the socio-economic and political development of the continent, notably in the areas of education, health, agriculture, trade, women and youth development.

The Assembly adopted the AU Budget for 2015 which amounts to a total of US$ 522,121,602.00, including US$142,687,881.00 for operational costs and US$379,433,721.00 for programmes.

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AHA commemorates its 20 years of humanitarian and development services in 2014.


Since the deployment of AHA’s first team to post-genocide Rwanda, the business of humanitarian work has grown more complex.


Join us as we reflect on the changing roles of humanitarian actors; the inclusion - or  the lack-of it  - of affected populations in humanitarian policy making and practices; and the roles and responsibilities of African institutions for human welfare.


A Symposium is planed for August 2014 in Kigali, Rwanda to address humanitarian work in Africa.


Additional information on the Symposium will be communicated in due time.






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