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Help Americares Continue Its Lifesaving Work

COVID-19 Continues

As infection and death rates continue to climb (215,000 deaths in the U.S. and more than 1 million globally), Americares is using every resource to fight the pandemic. And a reminder: The wearing of masks, proper hand washing and social distancing remain the best weapons against infection. They work. So let’s do this.

Hurricanes Delta, Laura and more….

Powerful Hurricane Delta, the 7th Gulf storm of a record hurricane season, hit the same coastal region that suffered a devastating strike by Hurricane Laura. Extreme weather is especially destructive to vulnerable communities. We are ready for the next storm. Are you? Track the storms and learn more.

Wildfires 2020

Hot, dry and windy weather across the West has left parts of California, Oregon, Washington and now Colorado under siege from what is being called an unprecedented fire season, far surpassing any season on record. Americares is responding to this catastrophe. Photo/David Royal

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With good health, anything is possible

For people affected by poverty or disaster, health is essential to a better future. With good health, they can attend school, be productive at work, care for their families and contribute to strong communities. Poor health puts all of those opportunities at risk. Health is fundamental to all aspects of development.

What We Do

Since our founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $17 billion in quality medical aid and innovative health programs to 164 countries, including the U.S.

News to Know

Our donors and partners help our health programs, medicines and supplies reach our neighbors in need in more than 90 countries including the United States each year. Read & share the stories. Sign up below to get periodic updates and alerts.

The Airlift Benefit

#Airlift2020 is a special global journey of health, honoring #Heroes4Health and raising critically needed support for the frontlines as they continue to battle COVID-19 and provide ongoing care. You can now watch the video of this special event and meet the people who make a difference in millions of lives every day!  And you can Help Heroes4Health.

Lebanon Crisis

The horrific blast in Beirut, Lebanon, killed more than 170 and injured thousands, creating a severe health care crisis in a battered country.  Americares has worked with health partners in Lebanon since 1986 and we stand with them now.

Nursing assistant taking blood pressure of patient at an Americares clinic in Colombia

Health Crisis at Colombia/Venezuela Border

Americares has set up clinics in towns near the Colombia border or where Venezuelans have settled to meet the critical primary health care needs of migrants fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and now managing the new threat from COVID-19. Read the latest update on the crisis.