• Our Work

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    AmeriCares delivers lifesaving medicines and supplies to help support the over-stretched health services for local populations and for refugees. In addition, during the humanitarian crisis surrounding the conflict in Darfur, we have provided support for rehabilitation and expansion of health care facilities.

    Snapshot of Chad:

    Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world. With one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates, life expectancy in the country is 48 years. Affected by years of regional strife and resulting migration and with few health care resources, Chad has relied on humanitarian agencies to provide for large numbers of Sudanese refugees fleeing the violence in Darfur. Critical health issues:

    • High risk of communicable diseases include malaria, Hepatitis A, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, diarrheal disease
    • Respiratory illness
    • Malnutrition particularly in young children
  • Emergency Response

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    Beginning in May 2004, AmeriCares delivered shipments of medicine, supplies and equipment to eastern Chad in response to the large influx of Sudanese refugees. AmeriCares supported the work of international partners to provide basic health care services to both the refugees and the vulnerable local populations.

  • Aid History

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    As part of the global response to the humanitarian crisis in Darfur, AmeriCares distributed more than 100,000 pounds of relief supplies to vulnerable populations in the Oure Cassoni Refugee Camp near to the border of Sudan. We also funded the rehabilitation and expansion of health infrastructure at the Gaga Refugee Camp. Through our partner the International Medical Corps (IMC) AmeriCares helped to reduce illness and mortality rates among the war-affected population. The grant made possible the construction of a new laboratory and a rehabilitated immunization area and consultation room. As a result, in 2007 IMC was able to immunize 13,367 children against polio, provide medical consultations for 15,432 people, conduct HIV/AIDS education for 12,231 adults and teens, and provide 12,229 routine vaccinations.

    In 2004 AmeriCares donated equipment and supplies needed to reopen the local district hospital in the town of Bahai — including exam tables, lab equipment and an ultrasound machine. This 22-bed hospital, open 24 hours per day, provides secondary care for the local population as well as refugees. The nearest facility of its kind is a four-hour drive away during the dry season when roads are passable.

  • Medical Outreach

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    We support volunteer medical teams who visit the country to provide key medical and humanitarian services to poor communities with little or no access to health care.

Recent News from Chad

AmeriCares delivery of $1.4 million worth of lifesaving medicines and medical supplies for Darfur refugees has arrived safely in Chad.


AmeriCares is preparing to send an additional $1.4 million worth of lifesaving medicines and medical supplies to help Darfuri refugees in Chad.


Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world. With one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates, life expectancy in the country is 48 years. Affected by years of regional strife and resulting migration and with few health care resources, Chad has relied on humanitarian agencies to provide for large numbers of Sudanese refugees fleeing the violence in Darfur.


On May 22 AmeriCares delivered its 10th airlift to Darfur. The airlift contained more than 15 tons of antibiotics, vitamins and medical supplies worth more than $2.7 million and was flown directly to Geneina, West Darfur — one of Sudan’s most dangerous and hard-to-reach regions. AmeriCares is one of the few international relief organizations allowed to fly directly into Darfur.


Chad

Since the Darfur conflict erupted in 2003, more than 200,000 Sudanese have fled into neighboring Chad, where the majority of them are now living in refugee camps. The increase in population has strained the small communities located in eastern Chad, and access to health care has been one of the greatest challenges.


Sudan, Darfur

As 2008 begins, the crisis in Darfur moves into its fifth year and hundreds of thousands of Sudanese face another year of living in refugee camps and relying on the international community for aid and comfort. AmeriCares is preparing its tenth airlift of medicines and medical aid to deliver in the coming months and to be distributed by our partners in the region.


Chad

As the crisis in Darfur rages on, AmeriCares is renewing its commitment to the Sudanese refugees by expanding aid into neighboring Chad, where tens of thousands of Darfurians have fled seeking shelter and safety, stretching the capacity of the humanitarian efforts.


Chad is one of the poorest countries in the world. With one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates, life expectancy in the country is 48 years. Affected by years of regional strife and resulting migration and with few health care resources, Chad has relied on humanitarian agencies to provide for large numbers of Sudanese refugees fleeing the violence in Darfur.