We work with 3,000 local partners worldwide to assess health needs and deliver $500 million in medical and humanitarian aid to more than 90 countries each year.
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Three years after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster, AmeriCares remains firmly on the ground in Japan– with a clear plan of action to bring health and healing to people still struggling in the aftermath
International Women’s Day spotlight: AmeriCares supports the International Organization for Women and Development -- an organization that provides organization that provides surgical expertise and resources for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of fistula.
After the disasters in Japan in 2011, elderly men are learning to care for their homebound family members by attending food preparation and home care sessions conducted by medical and nutrition professionals.
A young woman facing a grim future in Rwanda, has her health and life restored by a volunteer medical team performing obstetric fistula surgery.
To help meet crucial needs gaps in health care access and mental health in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, AmeriCares has invested more than $700,000 in new programs for survivors in hard-hit areas.
In recognition of American Heart Month, AmeriCares is providing $17 million in cardiovascular medicines for low-income patients in the United States suffering from hypertension and high cholesterol.
To help earthquake and tsunami survivors in Japan gain access to crucial dental services, we have partnered with the Iwate Dental Association to provide mobile dental care to hundreds of elderly and infirm patients.
AmeriCares worked with Chariots of Hope to deliver wheelchairs to help transport patients in need at icddr,b hospital in Bangladesh.
AmeriCares emergency response team is working nonstop to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, with project support for healthcare restoration and a relief team on the ground coordinating ongoing shipments of emergency medical aid.
Kate Dischino, a member of AmeriCares Haiyan Response Team, worked with partners in the Philippines in the weeks following Typhoon Haiyan to help meet the immediate needs of survivors.
“Partnership for a Better Haiti,” a program supported by AmeriCares, focuses on addressing the health needs of young women and adolescent girls through prevention and support activities.
A deadly surge of violence in South Sudan resulted in massive population displacement, leaving tens of thousands in dire need of emergency medical care.
The AmeriCares One Child One WorldTM program in Ghana works to address the nutritional and health needs of vulnerable children living in orphanages across the country.
Brian Hoyer, director of AmeriCares post-emergency programs and a member of our Haiyan response team, worked with partners on Panay Island in the Philippines in the weeks following Typhoon Haiyan to help meet the immediate needs of survivors.
When El Salvador’s most active volcanoes suddenly erupted on December 29, 2013, AmeriCares Family Clinic emergency team responded immediately with shipments of protective gear for cleanup, and relief supplies for displaced families.
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Key: Crisis Alerts · Active Emergencies
Two volcano eruptions – Mt. Sinabung on February 1, and Mt. Kelud on February 14, have displaced an estimated 100,000 people in Indonesia. Our emergency response specialist deployed to North Sumatra on February 10 to work with partners distributing relief supplies, personal care items and baby care supplies to evacuees in shelters. The supplies were in place as part of our Global Prepositioning Initiative. We are assessing the health and medical needs of evacuees, connecting with partners and will continue our response if needed.
An estimated 300,000 residents in nine counties in the southwestern part of the state are without clean water after an industrial chemical spill contaminated local water sources. We are in contact with local partners and working on a response.
Intensified violence and civil conflict has created a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the world's newest country. An estimated 200,000 people have been internally displaced. Our emergency response team is monitoring the situation and is reaching out to response partners.
One of the most powerful storms on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan, struck the Philippines early on November 8 with maximum sustained winds over 150 mph and massive storm surges, damaging more than a million homes and displacing over 3 million people. AmeriCares relief workers have been deployed and are coordinating shipments of medical aid and assessing needs.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines on October 15, killing more than 160 and injuring hundreds more. Our emergency response team is working with partner organizations to provide critical medicines and relief supplies to survivors.
Powerful Cyclone Phailin struck on October 12, bringing powerful winds, major storm surges and torrential rain to the east coast of India. More than 800,000 fled their homes in one of the largest evacuations ever to take place in India. AmeriCares India had pre-positioned relief supplies for distribution. In addition, AmeriCares is delivering water purification supplies. A medical team, led by an AmeriCares staff physician, is providing medical care for survivors.
AmeriCares has prepared an emergency shipment of medicine for our partner, Muslim Aid, which is responding to the 7.8 M earthquake in southwest Pakistan, which killed 375 people and affected over 300,000. While access to the damaged areas of Baluchistan is difficult, our partners are providing aid to beleaguered residents of the remote province.
Unusually intense late-summer storms sparked raging floods that killed three people, washed out dams and swamped roads across the state—stranding thousands in Boulder and Larimer counties. Our emergency response team has extended offers of assistance to partners in affected areas.
Heavy monsoon rains gave rise to massive floods in Pakistan, washing away roads and bridges. More than 1 million people are affected, and large parts of the country were flooded. The provinces of Punjab and Sindh were especially hard-hit.
Insurgent activity and unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) has toppled the government, leading to the displacement of thousands of people and a disruption in basic health care. To help restore access to health care for families affected by the violence, AmeriCares has shipped emergency medical kits to restock clinics and hospitals where medicines are in short supply
Catastrophic flooding sparked by heavy monsoon rains has stranded and displaced thousands in Northern India—with the worst impact in the state of Uttarakhand. Our India team has shipped medical supplies and conducted more than 50 health camps for survivors, with more camps scheduled. Help AmeriCares respond to the catastrophic flooding in Northern India »
A massive, violent tornado carved a path of destruction on the south side of Oklahoma City on Monday, May 20, ripping apart homes and other buildings in a densely populated area. Our emergency response team has provided emergency shipments in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and funding to address health care needs of survivors during the recovery process.
The brutal civil war in Syria has emerged as one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises, We continue to provide medical and humanitarian relief to local organizations best positioned to help victims of the crisis.
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An ongoing conflict with Sudan has killed hundreds and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. We have provided two shipments of medicines and supplies along with other critical aid to our partner in country, along with assistance from our relief experts dispatched to South Sudan.
An ongoing food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region has been compounded by a civil conflict in the northern provinces of Mali that has displaced tens of thousands of people. We are working with our partners in the region, delivering water purification supplies, an Emergency Medical Module and other emergency shipments in Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
A serious food crisis has affected one third of the population of the country with nearly 400,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. We delivered an Emergency Medical Module with medicines and supplies for distribution that served 15,000 patients along with enough water purification sachets for 40,000 people
Decades of civil war and regional conflict have halted social development and economic growth in the world’s least developed country. A humanitarian crisis brought on by the conflict has spiked due to increased levels of fighting. AmeriCares has shipped an Emergency Medical Module and other medicines to our hospital partner in the volatile eastern region to help provide treatment for displaced persons and victims of violence.