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Emergency Programs

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More than Forty Years of Responding to Disasters

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

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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. 

Extreme weather events threaten lives. Americares stands ready to respond.

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 extreme weather events, the worst earthquake in nearly a century in Türkiye and Syria and the War in Ukraine. 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. Scroll down to find out more about the places and people that have confronted crisis – past and present.

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