AWB's final days:
Jerusalem, July 25, 2003
Unfortunately, Aid Without Borders (AWB) had to be closed down. The day to day struggle to keep alive and survive in our beloved homeland forced the management members, of this great and unique humanitarian organization, to freeze out all operations last summer. Recently, we had to shut it all down and donated all our humble equipment and some left over donation funds to other Israeli NGOs.
AWB's equipment was mostly donated to the new 'Open Environmental School' in Kiryat Anavim, near Jerusalem and our funds were donated to a special project taken by 'Ort' in Yerucham.
We only hope that the spirit and legacy of AWB's unique role in the long-term efforts to save lives and approve the livelihood of some of the world's most disadvantaged children did gain some roots well beyond our own humble operations throughout the Balkans and in Africa.
We especially take pride at AWB's actions to promote a universal ban of the production and use of landmines and our operations with UNICEF to educate the populations in mines infested regions (Angola & Kosovo) of the hidden assassin's risks and the methods to avoid mine injuries.
We made it our policy to work closely with Israel's Foreign Ministry and other Israeli, UN and international NGOs and agencies. AWB's five year operation and actions were a great personal achievement to each of the volunteers involved. Without them, non of it would have actually taken place.
For now, the AWB website will stay on the web. Although unupdated for over a year, this website summarizes AWB actions, operations and achievements. It also portraits with great thanks all our main donors and supporters throughout AWB's short life.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.
Erez T Yanuv Barzilay