Syria, Yemen, Colombia-Venezuela, Somalia, South Sudan, Burundi, DRC are among the countries and regions torn by conflict or economic and social turmoil, creating one of the worst global crises of mass migration and refugees since World War II.
The human contribution to disaster ranges from war or economic/social crisis to poor land and water management contributing to drought and subsequent collapse of the food supply.
Large flows of refugees or internally displaced persons – often traumatized families – that overwhelm host communities.
Rapid aid to strengthen health services in the community and adding other support programs such as mental health (e.g. Jordan).
Civilian injuries from violence in insecure environments where health services are limited.
Medicine and supply shipments to local or NGO health care partners who are providing emergency care in the field or in local facilities
Complex emergencies that come with destruction of infrastructure and dislocation of population lead to outbreaks of cholera, typhoid and other water borne diseases.
Supporting and organizing sanitation and education efforts to limit disease outbreaks while providing medicine and supplies to treat those infected.
With major dislocation of population, the establishment of makeshift camps without services or support.
Assessing and meeting critical needs such as sanitation, safe water and basic health care.
Destruction or disruption of the food and water supply leading to widespread malnutrition. And malnutrition leads to other health issues especially in children making them even more vulnerable to infectious diseases.
Aiding nutritional support while working to limit the sources of infectious disease through water purification and better sanitation, especially in refugee camps.
Civil conflict and ongoing social turmoil such as Syria, Yemen and Colombia-Venezuela present serious challenges to humanitarian aid.
Seven years of deadly conflict in Syria have created an enormous humanitarian crises. Americares has been supporting health care services in the region since 2012.
Americares has been providing treatment for tens of thousands of children and adults suffering from malnutrition and the world’s worst cholera outbreak in Yemen and Somalia.
Americares is providing basic health care near the Colombia-Venezuela border for people caught in the economic and social turmoil in Venezuela.