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AmeriCares latest donation of medical aid to Darfur will help ease the suffering of families in the war-torn region. Years of ethnic violence, drought and disease have wreaked havoc in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Relief groups serving nearly one million people in Darfur were in danger of running out of critical medicines and supplies. The most recent aid shipment includes medicines and medical supplies to help people suffering from serious infections, malaria, pain and deadly diseases.
“As the humanitarian crisis in Sudan rages on, AmeriCares remains committed to saving lives in Darfur,” said Christoph Gorder, AmeriCares Senior Vice President of Global Programs.
The medical relief also provides clinics serving refugee communities with basic needs such as infection control items, needles and rehydration supplies. To prevent malnutrition and pregnancy complications, the aid includes vitamins for pregnant moms and young children.
The upcoming independence vote for the neighboring region of South Sudan could deepen the Darfur crisis. A referendum will be held in January to determine the future of South Sudan and its quest for independence. The referendum could increase civil tensions could complicate the provision of humanitarian aid for the people of Darfur.
AmeriCares began relief efforts for Darfur in 2004, when conflict escalated to mass killings of civilians and burning of villages. The majority of our efforts today focus on the delivery of ongoing medical aid to support health services for conflict survivors.
AmeriCares Commitment to Saving Lives Around the World
AmeriCares long-term commitment to Darfur builds on our experience and expertise in delivering critical medical aid under difficult circumstances in hard-to-reach places. Overcoming the challenges of conflict and natural disasters worldwide, AmeriCares has a proven track record of delivering aid whenever and wherever it’s needed.
From remote villages in the Himalayan mountains and communities deep in the jungles of Guatemala to distressed cities in the U.S. such as Detroit and New Orleans, AmeriCares goes the extra mile to get lifesaving medical supplies into the hands of people in need. Your support helps people in Darfur – as well as millions of other men, women and children in crisis around the world.