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AmeriCares is deploying emergency response experts to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where historic flooding has killed at least seven people and forced tens of thousands from their homes.
AmeriCares is on the frontlines of the Zika crisis, caring for patients with suspected infections and providing education on how to prevent the disease. Throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, the organization is partnering with hospitals and clinics to ensure they are well equipped to address the intensifying health crisis.
Following Ecuador’s deadliest earthquake in decades, AmeriCares emergency team is deploying to the country, and a shipment of medicine and medical supplies is being prepared to treat survivors.
AmeriCares is sending medicine, first aid supplies and safe drinking water for families affected by historic flooding in West Virginia, the worst in a century in some parts of the state.
As severe weather continues to affect large areas of the U.S., AmeriCares is rushing emergency kits and bottled water to families displaced by widespread flooding in Texas.
AmeriCares has an emergency response team on the ground in Fiji to help with the recovery from Cyclone Winston – the strongest storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere, leaving a path of destruction including flattened homes and downed power lines.
AmeriCares is fully prepared for another hurricane season so that crucial medicines and relief supplies are in the hands of response partners and survivors as quickly as possible.
AmeriCares India is responding to the country’s worst drought in four decades, supporting medical camps, water purification and nutritional support for residents of the west central state of Maharashtra.
A mother in Ghana finds nutritional support donated by AmeriCares makes a world of difference to her and to her new baby – one small part of support for maternal and child health programs around the world.
An earthquake survivor in Nepal regains her health through a rehabilitation center built and operated by AmeriCares in partnership with the International Organization for Migration.
A tiny preemie spent her first days of life in a neonatal intensive care unit in Kosovo, where she survived thanks to respiratory medication donated by AmeriCares and AbbVie – part of a ten-year program that has saved the lives of approximately 200 infants every year.
A nurse in Tanzania can now feel safe on the job after a successful AmeriCares health worker safety program has expanded to more hospitals and communities.
AmeriCares is delivering more than $3 million in medicine to help children and families in war-torn Syria. The shipments include antibiotics, cardiovascular medicine, intravenous fluids and diabetes medication.
Camp Ray of Hope in Romania provides children living with hemophilia a rare opportunity to be ordinary kids in summer– to play, connect and grow. AmeriCares long-term partnership with Baxter International provides a donation of blood factor coagulants that helps to make the program possible.
AmeriCares is deploying medical teams to Tamil Nadu in India, providing medical aid and humanitarian relief to survivors of the worst flooding in 100 years.
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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Myanmar Wednesday, August 24, sending people running out of buildings in the country’s largest city of Yangon. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 15 miles west of Chauk, an area west of the ancient capital of Bagan, where earthquake activity is fairly common. The quake was also felt in neighboring India. Reports of fatalities and damage are slow to come in due to the remoteness of many villages near the epicenter. AmeriCares has done recent disaster preparedness work with partners in the country, and we are closely monitoring the situation.
After days of powerful storms that have produced over 2 feet of rain in some areas, more than 20,000 people in southern Louisiana have been impacted by severe flooding. From Baton Rouge and its surrounding areas to the city of Lafayette, thousands of families have been forced into shelters after their homes were destroyed. More than 30,000 customers are without power and 70 roads (including portions of major highways) remain closed due to high water. The federal government has declared a major disaster in the affected parishes. The forecast for Louisiana calls for more rains this week and may further complicate the already challenging situation.
As the number of reported injuries and displaced families continues to rise, we have reached out to our local partners in the impacted areas – especially East Baton Rouge. An AmeriCares Emergency Response team has been sent to Louisiana to assess and provide assistance as needed.
Major flooding in northeastern India has killed many and forced nearly 1 million people into relief camps. AmeriCares has deployed medical teams with medical supplies to set up health camps in the Jorhat district of Assam.
AmeriCares emergency response effort is focused on providing families affected by the floods with access to critical primary care services, including medication, as well as health and hygiene products that will help prevent the spread of communicable diseases. We are also delivering water purification tablets and storage cans in areas without access to clean water.
The brutal civil war in Syria is one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises, We continue to provide medical and humanitarian relief to local organizations in neighboring countries best positioned to help victims of the crisis.
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A magnitude 7.8 quake, the strongest to hit Ecuador since 1979, struck on Saturday April 16, centered on Ecuador’s sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 105 miles northwest of Quito, the capital, killing hundreds of people, injuring more than 7,000, leaving thousands in shelters and many more sleeping outside – as the damage stretched for hundreds of miles. The President of Ecuador declared a national emergency and deployed troops to help in rescue operations. Our emergency teams are on the ground helping in the relief effort, assessing damage to health facilities and working with partners.
Since March 2015, Yemen’s major civil conflict has escalated, killing thousands and leaving millions in need of humanitarian assistance in this already impoverished country of 21 million people. Communities are facing serious issues of food security, water and sanitation, and access to medical care.
AmeriCares has delivered 40,000 pounds of intravenous solutions and assorted medical supplies such as gauze and bandages to help our partners in the country supporting people in need. The shipment will be distributed among 24 health facilities and mobile medical units. While we have responded to other emergencies in the region, it is the first time we have responded in Yemen.
A contentious political situation in Burundi has lead to significant civil unrest and driven as many as 55,000 refugees across the border into western Tanzania. The refugees’ arrival has overwhelmed the host community and created a public health crisis in Tanzania, including a cholera outbreak with more than 4,000 reported cases and 34 fatalities. AmeriCares staff in Tanzania conducted a rapid assessment and procured personal protective equipment and water sanitation and hygiene supplies to prevent and control the spread of cholera and other infectious diseases. We will continue to work with the Ministry of Health and other partners to meet needs related to the crisis.
Insurgent activity and unrest in the Central African Republic (CAR) has toppled the government, leading to the displacement of thousands of people and a disruption in basic health care. To help restore access to health care for families affected by the violence, AmeriCares has shipped emergency medical kits to restock clinics and hospitals where medicines are in short supply
An ongoing food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region has been compounded by a civil conflict in the northern provinces of Mali that has displaced tens of thousands of people. We are working with our partners in the region, delivering water purification supplies, an Emergency Medical Module and other emergency shipments in Cameroon, Mali, Mauritania and Niger.
What began as a power struggle between two political rivals in South Sudan has since escalated into a gruesome ethnic conflict between the country’s two largest ethnic groups. Targeted attacks and reprisal killings have caused over 1 million people to flee their homes and resulted in thousands of deaths. With the widespread displacement in rural areas, seasonal farmers may be unable to tend their crops, which could lead to a major threat to the food supply and the possibility of famine. As a result of our recent on the ground assessment of immediate health needs of refugees, AmeriCares has delivered an emergency medical shipment to our partner in Uganda, where over 100,000 South Sudanese have sought refuge.