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AmeriCares is on the frontlines of the Zika crisis, caring for patients with suspected infections and providing education on how to prevent the disease. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the organization is partnering with hospitals and clinics to ensure they are well equipped to address the intensifying health crisis.
AmeriCares is deploying medical teams to Tamil Nadu in India, providing medical aid and humanitarian relief to survivors of the worst flooding in 100 years.
Camp Ray of Hope in Romania provides children living with hemophilia a rare opportunity to be ordinary kids in summer– to play, connect and grow. AmeriCares long-term partnership with Baxter International provides a donation of blood factor coagulants that helps to make the program possible.
AmeriCares is rushing an emergency delivery of two tons of essential medicines for hospitals in Nepal running critically low on supplies due to the nation’s ongoing severe fuel shortages.
Responding to a request from local authorities, AmeriCares Philippines team has distributed family emergency kits and conducted an immediate needs assessment in communities in the northern region of the country affected by Typhoon Koppu.
An asthma patient finds treatment at AmeriCares mobile free clinic in Stamford CT. Access to care transforms life for the patient and his family.
AmeriCares, through a donation from Johnson & Johnson of 24 million doses of Vermox (known generically as mebendazole), is in the first year of a program to promote better child health by treating intestinal worms in vulnerable populations and communities. Doses have already been distributed to partners in 16 countries.
Free and charitable clinics that serve over 2 million patients in the U.S. are adapting their operational model in innovative ways to accommodate declining resources under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new AmeriCares study.
Skilled health workers are critical to a full recovery from the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. AmeriCares is working in Liberia and Sierra Leone to strengthen the workforce and health facilities and rebuild community trust in health services.
AmeriCares emergency response experts have arrived in Mexico to assist with the recovery efforts for Hurricane Patricia that made landfall on October 23 with 165mph winds and torrential rains.
AmeriCares is rushing emergency medicine and relief supplies to South Carolina for families affected by the historic flooding. The shipments are headed to three free clinics in the state serving uninsured and low-income families
A Volunteer doctor on a regular medical visit to Haiti with support from AmeriCares medical outreach program is in the right place at the right time to save a severely injured young boy.
As Cyclone Komen and heavy monsoon rains trigger more floods in Myanmar and displace more people, AmeriCares is working with a local partner to assess needs and support community-based disaster risk reduction in the affected areas.
A survivor of the 2011 Japan Tsunami tells how the hand delivery of a newsletter by an AmeriCares partner in the recovery process saved his life and gave him a cause to promote and celebrate.
AmeriCares is responding with emergency medical teams, coordinated relief efforts and shipments of medical aid to help survivors of the earthquakes that rocked Nepal, killing thousands and sending the region into chaos.
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Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India with Chennai as the capital, has endured days of extremely heavy rains and the worst flooding in 100 years, driving over 200,000 people from their homes and killing more than 400 in four districts. Daily life has been crippled with flooding of numerous roads, neighborhoods, train tracks and airport runways, along with loss of power and transport services. AmeriCares India medical and emergency response team is in the region, providing survivors with medical aid and other essential relief. Health camps are being set up for survivors across Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore districts.
About 100,000 families in Flint, Michigan, including many who live below the poverty level, face a water contamination crisis, which began when Flint switched its water supply from the Detroit water system to the Flint River in 2014. The river water corroded old pipes connecting to homes from the system’s main lines, causing elevated levels of lead in the tap water. At Michigan’s request, President Barack Obama has declared a federal emergency in the city. AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters North America are delivering two truckloads of bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, which works with 75 Flint partners, including church pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers.
Deadly tornadoes struck the Dallas TX area as part of a week-long series of severe storms and floods that have killed at least 43 people, injured dozens and left considerable damage across several states including Missouri, Arkansas and Illinois. Our emergency programs team is working with health care partners in the affected communities and shipments of family emergency kits, cleaning supplies and other relief supplies are underway.
Since March 2015, Yemen’s major civil conflict has escalated, killing thousands and leaving millions in need of humanitarian assistance in this already impoverished country of 21 million people. Communities are facing serious issues of food security, water and sanitation, and access to medical care.
AmeriCares has delivered 40,000 pounds of intravenous solutions and assorted medical supplies such as gauze and bandages to help our partners in the country supporting people in need. The shipment will be distributed among 24 health facilities and mobile medical units. While we have responded to other emergencies in the region, it is the first time we have responded in Yemen.
Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) made landfall in the Philippines early Sunday, October 18 on the island of Luzon. The slow moving storm drove many thousands from their homes, affecting nearly a half million people and battering the northern regions of the country for several days, dumping huge amounts of rain – up to 39 inches in some areas – leading to major flooding and landslides. Our staff in country has responded by sending a team to the region; family emergency kits have already been distributed with further relief aid underway.
Historic rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Joaquin and a nontropical storm system have ravaged South Carolina, killing 15 people, washing out roads and bridges, causing power outages, displacing hundreds of people and caused millions of dollars in damage. AmeriCares has shipped relief supplies, including cleanup and family emergency kits, blankets and pain relievers, to four local partners. Additional shipments of insulin and bottled water are being delivered to our partners, which include free clinics serving low-income uninsured and underinsured families in four South Carolina counties.
A contentious political situation in Burundi has lead to significant civil unrest and driven as many as 55,000 refugees across the border into western Tanzania. The refugees’ arrival has overwhelmed the host community and created a public health crisis in Tanzania, including a cholera outbreak with more than 4,000 reported cases and 34 fatalities. AmeriCares staff in Tanzania conducted a rapid assessment and procured personal protective equipment and water sanitation and hygiene supplies to prevent and control the spread of cholera and other infectious diseases. We will continue to work with the Ministry of Health and other partners to meet needs related to the crisis.
On April 25 an extremely violent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed thousands and injured many thousands more. The quake, the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years, has been followed by dozens of powerful aftershocks – the latest being a 7.3 that has added to the death and injury toll and terrified already traumatized survivors. The initial quake was felt as far away as Lahore, Pakistan. It collapsed houses and ancient temples and caused avalanches in the Himalayas. There were fatalities in India, Tibet and Bangladesh as well. Our India team arrived within 48 hours, to be joined by other staff and partners who continue providing emergency medical care while coordinating relief efforts and distributing medicines and supplies.
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
The brutal civil war in Syria is one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises, We continue to provide medical and humanitarian relief to local organizations in neighboring countries best positioned to help victims of the crisis.
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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.
What began as a power struggle between two political rivals in South Sudan has since escalated into a gruesome ethnic conflict between the country’s two largest ethnic groups. Targeted attacks and reprisal killings have caused over 1 million people to flee their homes and resulted in thousands of deaths. With the widespread displacement in rural areas, seasonal farmers may be unable to tend their crops, which could lead to a major threat to the food supply and the possibility of famine. As a result of our recent on the ground assessment of immediate health needs of refugees, AmeriCares has delivered an emergency medical shipment to our partner in Uganda, where over 100,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge.