Africare News Release


Africare President Receives Environmental Award

Africa Environmental Watch Award Winners
From left: Dougbeh C. Nyan, Chairman, AEW Board of Directors; Emmanuel Reeves, Philanthropist; Emira Woods, Stop Firestone Coalition, Julius E. Coles, Africare President, Dr. Syrulwa Somah, Executive Director, Liberian History, Education and Development, Morris Koffa, Executive Director, AEW

Greenbelt, MD, October 30, 2009-- In recognition of his commitment to finding sustainable solutions to environmental challenges on the African continent, Africare President Julius E. Coles was recently awarded with a Humanitarian Award from Africa Environmental Watch (AEW). The organization made up of Africans in the Diaspora, champions issues of environmental concerns that focus on eco-preservation, conservation of natural resources, and protection of public health in Africa.


Africare is a leading non-profit organization specializing in African development aid. It is also the oldest and largest African-American led organization in that field. Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered well over $800 million in assistance and support — over 2,500 projects
and millions of beneficiaries —to 36 countries Africa-wide. Africare has its international headquarters in Washington, DC, with field offices currently in some 23 African countries.