Alliance for African Assistance

Building a Brighter Future for All

The mission of the Alliance for African Assistance is to serve refugees, immigrants, and the most vulnerable among us to become self-sufficient, productive members of the community.


Celebrate World Refugee Awareness Month

June 20th is World Refugee Day and to mark the occasion, Alliance held a virtual celebration we invite you to watch below.

Since 2001, June 20 has been designated by the UNHCR as World Refugee Day.  June is Refugee Awareness Month.  At Alliance, we use this occasion to pay homage to the courage, strength, and perseverance of the millions of refugees globally.

All month long we celebrate the accomplishments of refugees and extend options to you on how to partner with us to extend our work in San Diego and internationally.  

In Atiak, Uganda, we plan to purchase a new $45,000 4X4 pickup truck to transport medical supplies for the Teresa Ayiko International Hospital.

Please consider pledging your financial support by giving a gift securely online through our website by clicking the donate button and check out our online auction at the bottom of our homepage.  Items will be available through the end of the month.


What We Do

Founded in 1989, the Alliance for African Assistance has been working, with the support of our donors and volunteers, to help refugees in San Diego and sub-Saharan Africa. Our work is dedicated to funding and delivering resettlement services, health care and other services to our clients so that they can build a productive life in their new home. We strive to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance. Donate or contact us to learn how you can make a difference.


How We Help

Paving the Way to a Better Tomorrow

Alliance for African Assistance works tirelessly to provide quality, long-term solutions for a number of pressing issues affecting our refugee community. Our most significant causes are those that are often brushed aside by most. Our battle is against indifference, and we would love for you to become part of that change today.


We offer our refugee clients a wide variety of programs to support their transition to America

The Clinic provides low-cost health care for the low-income, immigrant, and refugee members of the San Diego community

Donation Boxes

Global Village Language and Translation Services.  More than 200 Languages and Dialects Supported

Safari Seconds Thrift Store
2875 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA  92014
Phone (619) 282-4218


Learn More About Our Programs in Uganda, Kenya and Italy

Learn More About Our Hospital in Atiak, Uganda


Requesting Your Support

Make a Difference


Make A Donation

Help us serve our Clients, or Sponsor an Uganda Child's Education


Volunteer Your Time

Are you looking to support Alliance for African Assistance? We’d love to receive your help, and so will the community we provide for. Contact us to learn about volunteer opportunities. However you are able to help, we can assure you that it will have a major impact on the lives of many.


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More Than Just Jewelry

These beads below are hand-made from recycled paper by members of the Alliance beading group, Lacan Pekun, who have all survived torture during more than 20 years of conflict in Uganda.

Proceeds go to the Lacan Pekun beading group and Alliance for African Assistance's Child Scholarship Program, which works to support the education of children in northern Uganda. 

If you would like to support Lacan Pekun and purchase an item please click the link below and leave your contact information.  All items can be picked up at our office. 

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Blue necklace


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Orange necklace


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Multicolored necklace


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Green bracelet



Support Alliance for African Assistance when you shop with Amazon

Whenever you shop with Amazon please consider supporting Alliance for African Assistance by going to where a portion of every sale will be donated, at no extra cost.


Alliance For African Assistance
5952 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA  92115
Phone (619) 286-9052