Natural disasters, poverty, disease, and civil war impact millions around the world. Americares provides disaster preparedness, medical aid, disaster relief and recovery.
In vulnerable regions, we pre-position emergency medical supplies, help communities reduce risk and prepare for disaster while training health care providers. More
In the first hours, our emergency team sets in motion a disaster relief operation uniquely suited for the crisis and conditions on the ground. More
We may stay in country for months and years, rebuilding hospitals and clinics and addressing targeted health needs of the community and restoring health care access. More
The past year and more have highlighted the increasing frequency and severity of overlapping crises – driven by climate threats and the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend has had a devastating impact on health, particularly among groups vulnerable to disasters, as communities have struggled to rebuild from concurrent and consecutive events.
In FY22, we responded to 36 emergencies in 34 countries – a season of record-breaking hurricane, wildfires and manmade disasters, primarily the enormous humanitarian crisis growing out of the conflict in Ukraine. Scroll down to find out more about the places and people that have confronted crisis – past and present.
In FY23, Hurricanes Ian and Fiona brought death and destruction to Florida and Puerto Rico while wildfires have burned millions of acres and heat waves have struck many countries with a deadly impact on vulnerable populations. And most recently the worst earthquake in nearly a century, has devastated regions of Türkiye and Syria.
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.
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, August 29, Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana with 150 mph winds as a Category 4 hurricane. Americares was on the ground even before Ida made landfall.
Dozens have died, and many more are missing or injured, in one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in the United States in years. Americares is responding.
Americares is responding to a deadly earthquake in Haiti that has killed hundreds and left thousands injured, homeless and with little or no access to health care…
In California, there were more than two dozen major wildfires at varying levels of containment during the season peak. Hundreds of fires had burned over 2.5 million acres even before the worst of fire season in September and October. Americares responded.
Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwest Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds, hammering Texas and the Gulf Coast with extreme winds, heavy rains and powerful storm surge. Our Emergency Team responded as the storm came ashore.
On August 4, a warehouse at the Beirut Port exploded, causing widespread casualties and material damage. The disaster came amidst a severe economic, political, and social crisis in Lebanon and on-going concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.