War, epidemic, or natural disasters may cripple a whole nation with both short and long term consequences.
AMU has always been on the front line of humanitarian emergencies with its first aid programs for families, ranging from direct economic help to psychological and social support.
In conjunction with other NGOs, associations, or local members of the Focolare Movement, AMU organise first aid operations keeping in mind the real needs of the people involved and evaluating reconstruction and recovery strategies from day one.
And we applied such strategies in Kerala, in the aftermath of the earthquake in Ecuador, during the war in Syria, and—recently—in Italy to help local farmers start again their activities after earthquakes and natural disasters.

Sunrise Ecuador +

Operations to strengthen existing production and employment activities and to support micro-projects for young people from the communities of Sálima, 10 de Agosto and Macará in the province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador.

Prevention, vaccine and treatment for the “ribeirinhos” of the Amazon

Brazil is one of the countries most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, caused mainly by in taking preventative measures, social-distancing, compulsory use of protective equipment and […]

Syria Emergency – Seeds of Hope

The Syrian crisis began on 15th March 2011. Since then the war has incessantly battered the country and have brought serious psychological, economic and social repercussions to the population.

Emergergency in Lebanon

On August 4, 2020, a large explosion occurred at the port of Beirut that devastated the Lebanese capital with about 200 dead, more than 6,000 injured and more than 300,000 people left homeless or without shelter. Even before this catastrophe, the land of cedars was struggling in a profound economic crisis, accentuated by the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic. According to official sources, more than 45% of the population lives below the poverty threshold and unemployment has risen to 35%.

COVID-19 – Support for Former Drug Addicts

While waiting for the “LiberarSé – Refuge of Hope” project to resume, the team supports shelters for those on a program for drug and alcohol detoxification.

RAISE extra (Covid19)

We took immediate action to ensure uninterrupted assistance to the families involved in the RAISE project during the Covid-19 emergency.


The Covid-19 healthcare emergency is hurting a large number of entrepreneurs everywhere in the world. In Brazil, in the most vulnerable areas, all the business activities have come to a complete stop and young start-up entrepreneurs have to cope with that. Conscious of the problem, the National Association of the Economy of Communion (ANPECOM) started the Project: “Entrepreneur of myself”.

Esperanza – Ecuador (Covid19)

The “Esperanza” emergency project came to be: the production of both the bakery and the chicken farm is bought to save jobs and is distributed to families in need free of charge.