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AmeriCares, through a donation from Johnson & Johnson of 24 million doses of Vermox (known generically as mebendazole), is in the first year of a program to promote better child health by treating intestinal worms in vulnerable populations and communities. Doses have already been distributed to partners in 16 countries.
Free and charitable clinics that serve over 2 million patients in the U.S. are adapting their operational model in innovative ways to accommodate declining resources under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new AmeriCares study.
Skilled health workers are critical to a full recovery from the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa. AmeriCares is working in Liberia and Sierra Leone to strengthen the workforce and health facilities and rebuild community trust in health services.
Responding to a request from local authorities, AmeriCares Philippines team has distributed family emergency kits and conducted an immediate needs assessment in communities in the northern region of the country affected by Typhoon Koppu.
AmeriCares emergency response experts have arrived in Mexico to assist with the recovery efforts for Hurricane Patricia that made landfall on October 23 with 165mph winds and torrential rains.
AmeriCares is rushing emergency medicine and relief supplies to South Carolina for families affected by the historic flooding. The shipments are headed to three free clinics in the state serving uninsured and low-income families
A Volunteer doctor on a regular medical visit to Haiti with support from AmeriCares medical outreach program is in the right place at the right time to save a severely injured young boy.
As Cyclone Komen and heavy monsoon rains trigger more floods in Myanmar and displace more people, AmeriCares is working with a local partner to assess needs and support community-based disaster risk reduction in the affected areas.
A survivor of the 2011 Japan Tsunami tells how the hand delivery of a newsletter by an AmeriCares partner in the recovery process saved his life and gave him a cause to promote and celebrate.
AmeriCares is responding with emergency medical teams, coordinated relief efforts and shipments of medical aid to help survivors of the earthquakes that rocked Nepal, killing thousands and sending the region into chaos.
AmeriCares is providing primary support for the 2015 National Survey of Free & Charitable Clinics – a key initiative to assess the impact of health reform on safety net clinics and identify new needs and resource gaps that have resulted from health reform.
AmeriCares rushed medical and humanitarian aid to local partners in Oklahoma, Texas and Illinois after days of tornadoes and record rainfall in the Plains and Midwest region caused major flooding in May and June.
For a woman in South Carolina, the Anderson Free Clinic, with support from AmeriCares, has become a lifeline as she struggles to manage serious health issues with limited resources.
As local and international efforts significantly slow the spread of Ebola in West Africa, AmeriCares continues to support treatment of Ebola patients and protect health workers, while beginning to rebuild and strengthen devastated health systems.
Hurricane season is underway and AmeriCares prepares long before a hurricane strikes so that crucial medicines and relief supplies are in the hands of response partners and survivors as quickly as possible.
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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.
The 7.5 magnitude quake that struck remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan on October 26 has killed over 300, injured thousands and left thousands more homeless. The quake was centered in Afghanistan’s sparsely populated Badakhshan province bordering Pakistan, Tajikistan and China. Difficulty in reaching affected communities has delayed reporting on the full extent of the destruction. We are in contact with partners serving the region to determine the extent of a possible response.
Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) made landfall in the Philippines early Sunday, October 18 on the island of Luzon. The slow moving storm drove many thousands from their homes, affecting nearly a half million people and battering the northern regions of the country for several days, dumping huge amounts of rain – up to 39 inches in some areas – leading to major flooding and landslides. Our staff in country has responded by sending a team to the region; family emergency kits have already been distributed with further relief aid underway.
Historic rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Joaquin and a nontropical storm system have ravaged South Carolina, killing 15 people, washing out roads and bridges, causing power outages, displacing hundreds of people and caused millions of dollars in damage. AmeriCares has shipped relief supplies, including cleanup and family emergency kits, blankets and pain relievers, to four local partners. Additional shipments of insulin and bottled water are being delivered to our partners, which include free clinics serving low-income uninsured and underinsured families in four South Carolina counties.
Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest have burned more than 350,000 acres, prompted evacuations and threatened thousands of homes. AmeriCares has shipped three truckloads of water to a food bank in Spokane, Washington, to replenish their water supply and enable them to continue supporting wildfire relief efforts in Washington and Idaho.
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.
On April 25 an extremely violent 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed thousands and injured many thousands more. The quake, the worst to hit the South Asian nation in over 80 years, has been followed by dozens of powerful aftershocks – the latest being a 7.3 that has added to the death and injury toll and terrified already traumatized survivors. The initial quake was felt as far away as Lahore, Pakistan. It collapsed houses and ancient temples and caused avalanches in the Himalayas. There were fatalities in India, Tibet and Bangladesh as well. Our India team arrived within 48 hours, to be joined by other staff and partners who continue providing emergency medical care while coordinating relief efforts and distributing medicines and supplies.
We are responding to Cyclone Pam, which has left a path of destruction and death on the South Pacific islands of Vanuatu. The storm – the strongest to make landfall since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2013 – made landfall with wind gusts up to 200 mph. Vanuatu has a population of 267,000 spread over 65 islands. About 47,000 people live in the capital Port Villa, which took a direct hit from the storm, damaging over 90% of the buildings. The Category 5 cyclone also hit the islands of Kiribati and Tuvalu as well as the Solomon Islands.
Our Emergency Response team mobilized emergency aid for communities affected by Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines, coming just over one year after the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
AmeriCares India medical teams treated survivors by establishing emergency medical camps in key areas of Jammu and Kashmir after major flooding disaster that killed 250 and severely damaged infrastructure and communications. Emergency medical and humanitarian supplies have also being distributed.
As local and international efforts slow the spread of Ebola in West Africa, the AmeriCares team is focusing on expanding Ebola treatment capacity, protecting health workers and improving overall health services. We continue shipments of protective supplies to help prevent health workers from contracting and spreading the virus and medical supplies for treating those who are infected while coordinating efforts with partners in to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. We have also established a warehouse and a staff on the ground in country while recruiting physicians and nurses who are working in Ebola Treatment Units in Liberia.
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
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 serious food crisis has affected one third of the population of the country with nearly 400,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. We delivered an Emergency Medical Module with medicines and supplies for distribution that served 15,000 patients along with enough water purification sachets for 40,000 people
Decades of civil war and regional conflict have halted social development and economic growth in the world’s least developed country. A humanitarian crisis brought on by the conflict has spiked due to increased levels of fighting. AmeriCares has shipped an Emergency Medical Module and other medicines to our hospital partner in the volatile eastern region to help provide treatment for displaced persons and victims of violence.
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.