375,000 Rohingya refugees will be helped by a $1 million award from the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative (AHI) revealed how three international organisations will share the $1,000,000 grant of Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, as selected by 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate, Mr. Kyaw Hla Aung. Approximately 375,000 Rohingya refugees will benefit from this initiative.

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2018 Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative honors the esteemed lawyer for his personal sacrifice fighting injustice and advocating for the Rohingya people in Myanmar

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NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN FOR 2019 AURORA PRIZE

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is calling for nominations for inspiring humanitarians who go to extreme lengths to save the lives of others for the fourth annual Aurora Prize

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Humanitarian Leaders Convene at the Annual Aurora Dialogues Yerevan

On June 9, 2018 the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative hosted the third annual Aurora Dialogues, entitled “Inspire, Empower, Impact.” The conference was made possible by the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and through the collaboration with the Global Perspectives Initiative (GPI).

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2018 Aurora Events

The third Aurora Prize and the accompanying weekend of activities will start on June 8, in Yerevan.

“The Aurora Weekend of events is intended to offer maximum opportunity for special guests and global humanitarians to interact and to share their knowledge and experience. In addition, we hope to introduce them to Armenia, its history and heritage, and the roots of our commitment to the humanitarian work we all do together,” explained Arman Jilavian, CEO of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.

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Doctor Tom Catena will be featured on a postage stamp

Haypost, Armenia’s national postal operator, will issue a new international postage stamp in June, in cooperation with the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. The stamp will feature Doctor Tom Catena, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York. He was named as Aurora Prize Laureate on May 28, 2017. He has saved thousands of lives as the sole surgeon permanently based in Sudan’s war-ravaged Nuba Mountains where humanitarian aid is restricted.

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Tom Catena to Visit Armenia

Doctor Tom Catena, 2017 Aurora Prize Laureate, will visit Armenia ahead of the 2018 Aurora Prize Award Ceremony and a series of special events. This year, the special weekend of events will take place on June 8-10, culminating with the announcement of the 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate.

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Aurora Opinion Audit 2018

To better understand Aurora’s impact globally, and the ways in which the world perceives Armenia and Armenians, the London-based New Place Consultancy, jointly with the Brussels-based Kantar Public Agency, conducted a public opinion survey in 10 countries - the US, Canada, Australia, France, Argentina, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Greece.

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2018 Aurora Humanitarian Index

May 10, 2018, LondonThe third annual Aurora Humanitarian Index today reveals that over half (52%) of people regard risk of war as the most pressing global humanitarian challenge facing humanity right now, compared to just 41% in 2017.  At 58%, terrorism remains people’s greatest humanitarian concern today, although this is down five points from last year.
 
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2018 Aurora Humanitarians

The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity recognizes three humanitarians for their selfless commitment to fighting sexual violence in India, advocating on behalf of Rohingya people in Myanmar and protecting Central American immigrants in Mexico

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Experts Gathered in Moscow to Explore the Future of Social Impact

Moscow, April 30, 2018 – “The Future of Impact” event, organized on April 26 by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, PHILIN, and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, brought together distinguished humanitarians as part of the additional international Aurora Dialogues. The conference, held in Russia for the first time, pondered the issue of social transformations from different perspectives.
 
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Winners of research program on “Gratitude in Action” are announced

April 25, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina - The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and FLACSO Argentina are pleased to announce the results of “Social Movements and the Praxis of Gratitude” research program. The winners are Mariela Pena (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) Alejandra Naranjo (Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile) and Sebastián Fuentes (FLACSO Argentina). They were selected from 50 applicants from 9 countries including Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Panama and Spain.

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“Chronicles of Aurora” Manuscript Presented in Matenadaran

On the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24, 2018, “Chronicles of Aurora,” a unique manuscript created in the 21st century, was presented in Matenadaran. The hand-written tome contains the depictions of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative activities. Each year a new record of 365 words (366 on leap years) will be added, dedicated to the stories of the Aurora Humanitarians and the Laureate, as well as the Aurora Prize impact.

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General Partners of 2018 Aurora Prize Ceremony Announced

Yerevan Brandy Company and its legendary ARARAT Armenian brandies, the PanARMENIAN Media Group and The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan generously support the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. The companies will contribute to the 2018 Aurora Prize Award Ceremony.

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Aurora Dialogues “The Future of Impact” to Take Place in Moscow

2018 Aurora Dialogues Moscow “The Future of Impact”, organized jointly by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, PHILIN, and Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, will take place on April 26, 2018. The event to be held on the SKOLKOVO campus aims to bring together leading humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, entrepreneurs and members of civil society to explore the nature of social impact.

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