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American Friends Service Committee

Founded in 1917, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a practical expression of the Religious Society of Friends’ (Quakers’) commitment to the principles of nonviolence and justice. Comprised of people of many faiths and backgrounds, the AFSC community holds that conflict can be resolved without violence, poverty can be transformed into well-being, and injustice into dignity and participation. Co-recipient of the 1947 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of Quakers worldwide, AFSC today carries out programs of service, development, justice, and peace throughout the United States, Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.

In August 2007, AFSC helped to repair the buildings, irrigation systems, and vehicles of four cooperative farms that experienced damage by floods in North Korea. The beneficiaries were the farmers and the thousands of people who rely on the farms for food.

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