Our milestones are a reflection of sustained growth both in size and scope of our work. From humble beginnings in South Sudan, we have expanded into other African countries where we are working with communities to facilitate long term development programmes.
1987, At the height of the civil war in South Sudan, AAH-I is conceived by a group of humanitarian aid workers led by Dr. Vivian Erasmus. The team, working in the small garrison town of Yei helps 80,00 displaced people to resume normal life. AAH-I’s strategy of ‘doing things with people rather than doing things takes root.
1991, Aktion Africa in Not e.V (AAIN) registered in Germany renamed Aktion Africa Hilfe e.V (AAH) in 1996.
1993, Uganda-AAH-I extends its operations to Northern Uganda initially giving assistance to almost 80,000 refugees fleeing the fighting in South Sudan and broadening work to manage refugee camps and work with surrounding host communities.
1997, Somalia- AAH-I launches operations in Puntland State, Somalia, to improve delivery of primary health care and education services in Gardo and Bossaso Hospital and surrounding health facilities.
2001, Zambia- The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) invites AAH-I to duplicate the northern Uganda experience of refugee care programming in Northern Zambia among refugees fleeing fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
2003, Kenya- Devolution takes place and AAH reconstituted in Nairobi, Kenya as Action Africa Help International (AAH-I)
2005, AAH-I begins work in Kenya with pastoralists communities in Mara division, Narok County.
2008, AAH-I launches its ﬁrst 5-yr strategic plan.
2012, AAH Kenya is registered as an NGO in Kenya.
2013, AAH-I launches its second 5-yr strategic plan and marks its 10th Anniversary since becoming African-led.