Natural disasters, poverty, disease, and 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 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.
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.