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Americares saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster so they can reach their full potential.
This hurricane season is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. From Texas to Florida to the Caribbean, the need has never been greater. Learn more about our relief efforts across these recent major storms
Hurricane Maria has brought its devastating power to some of the same Caribbean islands recently savaged by Hurricane Irma. It is the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years and has caused major damage, shutting down power for the entire island. Our response teams are already mobilizing Maria relief. Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
Americares deployed emergency response experts in the Caribbean and the U.S. to assist in relief efforts for communities in the path of Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes ever recorded. Working with our health center partners in our U.S. Program in Florida, we pre-positioned emergency supplies, and we are responding to their immediate needs.
Americares emergency response team in Texas is working with local partners to help survivors of the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Harvey that brought destruction and unprecedented floods to wide areas. In addition to multiple emergency shipments of medicine and supplies, the team is supporting health care access for those in critical need of services.
For people affected by poverty or disaster, health is essential to a better future. With good health, they can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong communities. Poor health puts all of those opportunities at risk. Health is fundamental to all aspects of human development.
Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $15 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.
Our health programs and medical donations reach more than 90 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. each year, saving lives and transforming communities.
Read stories of those affected by Hurricane Harvey's landfall in Texas, as we work with local partners on long term health and recovery needs for communities.
We are providing treatment for tens of thousands of children and adults suffering from malnutrition and the world’s worst cholera outbreak. Photo by REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah.
Syria, Middle East
More than six years of brutal conflict in Syria have created one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises. As the civil conflict rages on, the need for health care services continues to increase for those people displaced within Syria, as well as Syrian families fleeing to neighboring countries.
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