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Ariane Kirtley, AI's founder and executive director, met Doubara, an orphan afflicted by facial gangrene or Noma, on her most recent visit to the Azawak. She shared his poignant story on Instagram and Facebook. Her followers wanted to help. Subsequently we set up a fundraising page in response to their requests. Over $5,000 has been raised, and funds continue to come [...]
Migrants Abandoned in Searing Sahara (June 29, 2018) In June, Algeria abandoned 13,000 migrants in the Sahara desert, leaving them without food or water. Men, women and children were forced to walk in the blistering heat, or die. Meteorolgist Kait Parker of the Weather Channel discusses Algeria's current treatment of migrants with Ariane Kirtley, founder [...]
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In September 2005 Amman Imman founder and Executive Director Ariane Kirtley began her work in the pastoral region of the Azawak, Niger as a Fulbright Scholar conducting public health research. There, she witnessed children traveling up to 30 miles a day searching for water, often in vain. She met with families who had spent their life resources hand digging over 300 feet into the ground, yet never reaching water despite the many years of labor. She spoke with fathers who had lost their traditional way of life as herders…..