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 has set up clinics in towns near the Colombia border or where Venezuelans have settled to meet the critical primary health care needs of migrants fleeing the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
As Hurricane Maria smashed into Puerto Rico, Dominica and other Caribbean islands, Americares emergency experts responded immediately to this…