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AmeriCares delivery of $1.4 million worth of lifesaving medicines and medical supplies for Darfur refugees has arrived safely in Chad. As the crisis in Darfur worsens, AmeriCares has increased aid to neighboring Chad.
Aid groups provide most of the health services in eastern Chad, where over 200,000 Darfur refugees live in harsh conditions.
The medical aid will help people suffering from serious injuries, infections, diarrhea and chronic diseases. In addition, the delivery will help pregnant women with a supply of pre-natal vitamins.
“AmeriCares is steadfast in its resolve to do everything we can to help the innocent victims of the ongoing conflict in Darfur,” said Curt Welling, AmeriCares President & CEO.
“I’ve witnessed the tragedy families in Chad and Darfur face every day and have seen the impact humanitarian aid has on helping to restore health to the people of Darfur. Protecting the world’s most vulnerable people is at the very heart of humanitarian aid and the mission of AmeriCares.”
Since 2004, AmeriCares has completed 11 airlifts to Darfur, delivering over 175 tons of aid valued at over $6 million. To date, AmeriCares has delivered seven shipments to Chad, including over 50 tons of medicines and supplies valued at over $4.4 million.
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