LIVE BROADCAST TODAY AT 9A.M. PT!!!! … [Read more...] about Unify for World Refugee Day
On Saturday evening, May 22, DR Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo erupted, destroying hundreds of homes and buildings in the district of Goma and sending thousands of people fleeing. Subsequent tremors have caused further destruction, displacing more Congolese families. Support Alight's Response DONATE NOW! The situation is evolving quickly, as a partial evacuation of Goma was ordered on Thursday. People are relocating to neighboring towns and villages or crossing over into Rwanda. 700 Congolese refugees had arrived in Rwanda as of Wednesday. As of 11am Thursday, there were already 6,000 more! Families have gathered and are sheltering at a settlement in Rwanda’s Rubavu District. Having brought very little with them, the rainy season and cool climate is making conditions cold, wet and uncomfortable. Tremors continue daily, sending buildings swaying in Rwanda’s capital Kigali – 4 hours away! The situation is still developing. Our team has worked in the region for more than 20 years … [Read more...] about DR Congo Volcano Response
The Disease’s Days Are Numbered in Southeast Asia, and Alight Teams Are Leading the Way What does it take to rid a country, region, or the world from a particularly perilous disease? … [Read more...] about A World Without Malaria
Introducing the Beyond Blend! We are so excited to announce that, in partnership with Dunn Brothers Coffee, we’re offering Beyond Blend for sale just in time for Mother’s Day (May 9) and Father’s Day (June 20)! … [Read more...] about Show Mom and Dad You Love Them!
Building Nakivale Refugee Settlement’s First Library When Jim Wolford first visited Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda, he realized he had a lot to learn. … [Read more...] about Reading, Dreaming, and Learning
Addressing Questions From Our Global Alight Community For so many, the COVID-19 vaccines are the light at the end of the tunnel, a spark of hope amidst a truly devastating year. Yet there are also questions, concerns, and challenges being raised, too—including from our global staff, who want to return to normalcy with the people we serve after so many disruptions. … [Read more...] about The COVID-19 Vaccine
The hearts of Alight colleagues all over the world are with Rohingya refugees in Balukhali Refugee Camp right now as they contend with the impact of a devastating fire. … [Read more...] about On the Fire in Balukhali Refugee Camp, Bangladesh
As Ethiopian Refugees Flee, Alight Teams Mobilize to Do the Doable Since November 2020, our Alight team in Sudan and our team in Ethiopia have been responding to the devastating humanitarian crisis that continues unraveling in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. When war broke out in Tigray, hospitals shut down and there was widespread sexual violence. 2 million people in Ethiopia fled to other parts of the country and more than 60,000 refugees crossed into Sudan. … [Read more...] about Emergency Response: Ethiopia