Emmaus International

Set up in 1971 by French priest, Abbé Pierre, Emmaus International is made up of 425 member organisations in 41 different countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe. These organisations run income-generating activities at local level with people who have experienced social exclusion to access their fundamental rights and, through their collective action, demonstrate there are credible alternatives to injustice.

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Right to water, health and education, ethical finance, international migration and fighting human trafficking

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Emmaus International organises solidarity between its member organisations around the world

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Emmaus International has over 425 member organisations in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe

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