Fight Hunger by Supporting ASC Ethiopia’s Efforts to Eradicate Devastating Locusts

Swarms of locusts have created a humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia with thousands of families struggling with food insecurity. Additionally, a twelve-fold increase in Covid-19 cases between June and September is further compounding needs as destitute families have been unable to obtain income or access food due to movement restrictions. 

Click here to watch this video from Tigray news DW International (Tigrinya (Tigrinya: ትግርኛ) language). 

Some areas are recording severe acute malnutrition at 50 percent higher than for the same period last year. Ethiopia currently holds the highest Covid-19 caseload in East Africa, according to an International Rescue Committee report.

African Services Committee Health and Community Development Center staff in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region are ideally positioned to help combat the locusts ravaging farms throughout the countryside and offer relief to families in need of emergency food. 

Fight hunger by supporting ASC Ethiopia’s efforts to eradicate the locusts. Please donate to African Services Committee Ethiopia’s Emergency Locust Eradication Fund today.

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African Services Committee Mourns the Passing of Henry van Ameringen

African Services Committee mourns the passing of longtime friend and benefactor, Henry van Ameringen. Not as well-known about Henry was his support of Black immigrant and African HIV treatment access. Despite his refusal to allow his name be given to our Health and Community Development Center in Addis Ababa, an over-sized poster of handsome Henry, insisted upon by clinic staff, watched over the crowds who came for testing and treatment. 

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ASC Covid-19 Update: ASC On-Site Testing Center is Open

ASC's on-site health testing center at our Harlem office is open.

Our on-site health testing center at our offices in Harlem is a vital gateway for immigrants seeking free and confidential testing for HIV, tuberculosis, hepatitis B & C, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, diabetes, and blood pressure. Our staff speak English, French, Spanish and many African languages. Referrals for free treatment and care are provided regardless of immigration status. All are welcome! Monday to Friday - 9am to 4:30pm. Questions: (212) 222-3882 

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'King of New African Cuisine' Serves Up Support for ASC

African Services is grateful to Chef Pierre Thiam, James Cohan Gallery, DJ Yoossouph the many volunteers, our generous sponsors KIND Snacks and Heineken USA and all who gathered in support of African Services' Community Kitchen. And also a big thank you to Javier Chavarria | for brilliantly capturing the magnificent evening!

African Services Committee’s “Come to the Table” Kitchen Campaign benefit featuring Senegalese master Chef Pierre Thiam kicked off with a magnificent show of support surrounded by the brilliant work of renowned Ethiopian artist Elias Sime at Chelsea's James Cohan Gallery on June 14. The campaign aims at raising critical support for ASC’s kitchen, nutrition education and food programs, which have taken big budget cuts in the last year.

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