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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Delivering aid – on the ground, around the world and here at home. See News Archives →Bangladesh
To improve health care in Bangladesh, AmeriCares is training hospital pharmacy staff in a successful pilot program benefitting staff and patients. This cost-effective program is ready for expansion.
AmeriCares emergency medical aid, generators and other humanitarian support are reaching health facilities in the Philippines damaged by Typhoon Rammasun, a Category 3 storm that displaced hundreds of thousands of families.
A surgical team from New Orleans Medical Mission Services (NOMMS) traveled to Nicaragua, performing more than 30 successful surgeries with the support of AmeriCares and corporate donor, Cardinal Health.
As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to spread, AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to Sierra Leone and Liberia, including personal protective equipment for health workers at great risk in the battle to contain the deadly disease
AmeriCares and Nestlé Waters North America delivered three truckloads of bottled water to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank after toxins found in the city’s water supply led to a weekend-long water ban that affected 500,000 Ohio and Michigan residents.
A Florida man discovers he doesn’t have to lose his health care during hard economic times - one of 5 million Americans who benefit from AmeriCares support for more than 600 U.S. safety net providers.
AmeriCares partners with RKLS to provide quality health care services to approximately 50,000 people in rural areas of Western Haiti. The support includes medicines and supplies as well as construction funding for the clinic and its sanitation facilities.
After losing health insurance, Ohio couple finds quality health care through an AmeriCares safety net clinic partner – one of more than 1400 across the US.
As Hurricane Arthur moves up the East Coast, AmeriCares emergency response experts are closely monitoring the storm – the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season – and preparing to respond if needed.
In response to escalating conflict and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, AmeriCares has deployed relief workers and continues provide new shipments of emergency medical aid to help the sick and suffering in refugee camps.
With support from AmeriCares, the staff of Ganta Hospital in Liberia will soon have 600 pairs of gloves, 3,000 gowns, 600 pairs of goggles and other critical equipment they need to help stop the spread of the highly infectious, deadly Ebola virus.
AmeriCares has responded to an emergency in Honduras with an air shipment of laboratory supplies, helping to ensure that pensioners and working families throughout the country have continued access to health care services.
AmeriCares Haiti team has been busy in advance of another active Atlantic Hurricane Season (June 1 to November 30) predicted by the National Weather Service. The team has prepositioned cholera medicines and supplies and family preparedness kits to help families in flood-prone communities.
When deadly floods forced more than 300 families from their homes in western Sri Lanka in early June, emergency workers used supplies provided by AmeriCares to help survivors.
AmeriCares works closely with Project Medishare to help provide critical medical supplies and equipment to help Hôpital Bernard Mevs in Haiti meet the needs of the many people who rely on its services.
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Key: Crisis Alerts · Active Emergencies
A 6.0 magnitude earthquake caused significant damage and left three critically injured in California’s northern Bay Area, igniting fires, injuring at least 87 people, knocking out power to tens of thousands. We are monitoring the situation should any of our partners in the area request help.
More than 1,400 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have died of the disease, with over 2,600 cases reported. Once contracted, the fatality rate can reach 90 percent, although in this outbreak the death toll is just over 60 percent. The World Health Organization has reported it to be “one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks ever faced.” AmeriCares is responding with shipments of protective supplies to help prevent health workers from contracting and spreading the virus and medical supplies for treating those who are infected.
Typhoon Rammasun struck the Philippines with wind gusts of 115 mph, killing over 100 people, knocking out power and causing other damage outside Manila. Over 300,000 people were evacuated in advance of the storm. It is the seventh storm to hit this year in the Philippines, one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries. Our Emergency Team in country is preparing to respond as needed.
The civil conflict in Iraq is spreading to more cities in the north. As the death toll rises and more people flee the contested areas, we are very concerned about the emergence of another crisis in the region involving hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons who are in need of basic services (water, shelter, food and health care) along with essential medicines and medical supplies. We are in contact with our regional and international partners to evaluate potential health threats and any possible response in the midst of growing sectarian violence.
A powerful storm system claimed at least 27 lives and shattered communities as dozens of tornadoes slammed into parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday, April 28. The outbreak began on Sunday, April 27, when a series of powerful tornadoes struck Arkansas and Oklahoma, causing significant destruction outside Little Rock, AK. We deployed staff to the disaster zone and mobilized a response, including medical aid for the ill and injured, water and relief supplies for displaced families.
One of the most powerful storms on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan, struck the Philippines early on November 8, 2013 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 team is working with local partners, setting up targeted recovery programs for repairing and rebuilding health care facilities, addressing mental health needs, and supporting disaster preparedness efforts.
Powerful Cyclone Phailin struck on October 12, 2013, 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 delivered water purification supplies and a medical team, led by an AmeriCares staff physician, provided medical care for survivors.
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 stranded and displaced thousands in Northern India—with the worst impact in the state of Uttarakhand. Our India team shipped medical supplies and conducted more than 50 health camps for survivors.
The brutal civil war in Syria, in its fourth year, is 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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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
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.
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.
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.