According to UNHCR, there have never been more refugees or displaced people in the world as there are today. Tens of millions of people have been forced from their homes and require substantial support as they struggle to make sense of the dismal situations they find themselves in. Many of these individuals are forced to seek safety and refuge in new areas or countries. UNHCR reports that as at the end of 2019 there were an estimated 79.5 million forcibly displaced people globally due to conflicts, persecution and human rights violations. This number includes 26 million refugees who must be supported to reach safety, and to rebuild their lives. It is a monumental task that requires the partnership, cooperation and coordination of many bodies acting together to provide for the many needs of those displaced.

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Food is distributed to newly arrived refugees from the DRC in South Western Uganda

AIRD works with several donors and partners to provide some of these much needed humanitarian services. The services AIRD provides include; Refugee and Non Food Items (NFIs) transportation, Construction, Infrastructure & Rehabilitation, Fleet Management, Workshop Management, Warehouse Management, Fuel Management, Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH). Our desire is to do even more for Persons of Concern (PoCs) by growing our activities and capacity in the areas of livelihoods, WASH and environmental interventions.

AIRD has grown, since its establishment in 2006, to work in 12 African countries.

An AIRD staff member shares information on good hygiene and cleanliness in Burkina Faso