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AmeriCares Team on the front line of West Africa’s Ebola outbreak continues expanded efforts to protect health workers who are at greatest risk from the deadly virus and to provide them with the rigorous training and sufficient supplies necessary to stay safe, treat victims and contain the outbreak.
Joenne is an 8-year-old miracle girl who survived two deadly crises in Haiti - an earthquake and cholera. A face of hope for Haiti, she is one of the stories of survival that has inspired AmeriCares response and recovery work to help heal the island nation five years after the disaster.
AmeriCares Emergency Team on the ground mobilizes a response as Typhoon Hagupit, the strongest storm of 2014, slams the Philippines with cyclone-force winds, storm surges and drenching rain. Immediate aid efforts and relief shipments are underway.
AmeriCares India Emergency Medical Teams are providing medical care and humanitarian aid to thousands of survivors of record flooding in Jammu and Kashmir. More aid shipments, support for damaged health facilities and longer term recovery efforts are also underway.
AmeriCares is recruiting medical professional to fight the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. The recruitment effort is part of a new partnership between AmeriCares and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and funded by USAID to provide qualified medical personnel and adequate medical supplies for an Ebola Treatment Unit.
AmeriCares collaboration with Kansas Air National Guard and our partner in Armenia airlifted a shipment of critical medicines to help health care providers in the country reach more patients in need of treatment in areas with limited resources.
AmeriCares and the American Medical Association (AMA) are introducing a targeted health care program designed to help low-income and uninsured Americans delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Seven free and charitable clinics have been chosen to launch the Initiative.
Dr. Richard Sacra, Dr. Richard Sacra,a volunteer doctor working with SIM-USA, using medicines and supplies donated by Medical Outreach program, travelled to Liberia in the midst of the Ebola outbreak to perform critical surgeries. He saved lives and then, becoming ill, survived Ebola.
AmeriCares emergency response manager in Pakistan is working with local partner organizations to distribute much-needed relief supplies to remote villages devastated by September monsoon flooding.
Gaza and the West Bank
AmeriCares is sending $1 million worth of medicines and medical supplies for health centers in Gaza as thousands affected by the 50-day Israel-Palestinian conflict begin the recovery process.
Thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing to Jordan will receive enhanced health care as the result of a new partnership between AmeriCares and Medtronic, Inc. announced at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City.
AmeriCares and Baxter International support Camp Ray of Hope in Romania with blood-clotting medicines that offer camp attendees with hemophilia the unique opportunity to engage in physical activity.
AmeriCares India team has mobilized emergency aid to help survivors of widespread flooding in northern Bihar state gain access to basic health care along with water purification, nutritional and other humanitarian supplies
Working with a local partner on the Texas border, AmeriCares has provided a new, air-conditioned tent to ensure that migrant families fleeing violence in Central America have a safe place to sleep and receive care before they continue on their journey.
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.
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Our Emergency Response team is mobilizing emergency aid for communities affected by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines, coming just over one year after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan. As the team responds to immediate needs, shipments of medicines and humanitarian supplies are also underway.
AmeriCares India medical teams have treated survivors by establishing emergency medical camps in key areas as 60% of Jammu and Kashmir remain under 6-12 inches of water in a major flooding disaster that has killed 250 and severely damaged infrastructure and communications. Emergency medical and humanitarian supplies are also being distributed.
More than 8,400 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have died of the disease, with more than 21,000 cases reported. Once contracted, the fatality rate can reach 90 percent, although in this outbreak the death toll is less than 50 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. In addition, we are recruiting physicians and nurses who are joining the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Liberia.
Devastating floods in Malawi have killed at least 176 people and displaced another 200,000 when heavy rains submerged homes, schools, and in places, washed away entire villages. Major damage to roads, bridges and general infrastructure, including power facilities, has complicated the situation in a country already burdened with extreme poverty and an ongoing economic crisis. Our Emergency Team is in contact with partners in country to assess needs.
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, 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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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.
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