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More than Forty Years of Responding to Disasters

Natural disasters, poverty, disease, and civil war impact millions around the world. Americares provides disaster preparedness, medical aid, disaster relief and recovery.

Winter in Ukraine as the War Continues. Americares Responds
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In vulnerable regions, we pre-position emergency medical supplies, help communities reduce risk and prepare for disaster while training health care providers. 

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In the first hours, our emergency team sets in motion a disaster relief operation uniquely suited for the crisis and conditions on the ground. 

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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. 

Fire and hurricane seasons end officially, but are you ready for the next extreme weather event?

Americares is Ready. Are You?

A Year of Emergencies

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.

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