As the violence in Israel and Gaza rages on and the humanitarian needs intensify, Americares is focused on the most urgent medical needs of civilians caught in the crisis.
Hurricane Idalia, a Category 3 storm, made landfall on August 30 along Florida’s Big Bend, near Keaton Beach with life-threatening winds of 125 mph and a dangerous storm surge. The storm has devastated coastal communities and will take years to recover. Many of the hardest hit communities were already suffering from limited to no medical access within the county and Americares is responding to meet their needs.
The deadliest wildfires in the U.S. in more than 100 years have consumed the community of Lahaina on Maui, Hawaii. Americares has deployed an emergency team to respond to the disaster.
The first day Americares mobile clinic was providing care in southwest Haiti, Dr. Dominique Georges saw something unusual in the afternoon: patients were returning. “The first people to receive treatment went home and then returned a short time later with four or five family members,” says Dr. Georges, Americares Haiti program director. Americares dispatched the mobile clinic in response to flooding and earthquakes in southwest Haiti.
Americares is responding to the worst earthquakes to strike Turkey and Syria in nearly a century. Thousands have died and many more injured in a region already struggling with a long humanitarian crisis.
Americares is meeting health needs of children and adults affected by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine through its support of local organizations in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. We will continue to support local organizations with medicine, medical and relief supplies and technical support, including training.
Hurricane Ian made landfall just south of Tampa, Florida on Wednesday, September 28 as a terrifying Category 4 hurricane with a potentially deadly storm surge. Its destructive power is historic in scale. Americares is responding.
Hurricane Fiona brought torrential rains to Puerto Rico, causing catastrophic flooding, mudslides and widespread destruction. Americares Puerto Rico team is responding.
Heavy rainfall produced devastating flash flooding throughout southeastern Kentucky causing at least 30 deaths, dozens more missing, significant displacement, and widespread property damage. Americares is responding.