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AmeriCares emergency response team is working nonstop to help survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan, with a relief team on the ground coordinating ongoing shipments of emergency medical aid.
A surgical team from New Orleans Medical Mission Services (NOMMS) traveled to Nicaragua, performing more than 30 successful surgeries with the support of AmeriCares and corporate donor, Cardinal Health.
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After undergoing heart surgery one year ago, supported by AmeriCares Medical Outreach program, a young Jamaican boy is enjoying an active, healthy life.
AmeriCares supports the Center of Excellence, a Baylor-Romania clinical center, with much need medicines and medical supplies to treat young patients with HIV/AIDS. Thanks to the support of AmeriCares, AbbVie and Abbott, the Center of Excellence continues to expand the resources made available to Romanian children and young adults living with HIV/AIDS, and their families.
AmeriCares Haiyan response team is on the ground in the Philippines, working alongside partner institutions to address the pressing health care concerns of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.
Pontevedra is one of the towns in Roxas where IOM has set up emergency health operations to provide relief for overstretched public healthcare systems by augmenting primary healthcare in coordination with AmeriCares, IOM’s health partner in humanitarian emergencies.
Meet AmeriCares field team coordinating our large-scale response to Typhoon Haiyan.
As part of an ongoing objective to fight diarrheal disease and cholera in Haiti, AmeriCares provided funding for the construction of a community latrine and hand-washing station for partner clinic Rezo Koze Lasante.
In recognition of World Diabetes Day, AmeriCares supported FHADIMAC’s public campaign in Haiti to screen 1,000 patients and raise awareness about diabetes and hypertension.
Through AmeriCares partnership, the Rocksprings Clinic in Georgia provides quality care to uninsured and underserved patients from the area by providing medications and a variety of patient assistance programs.
Medical camps and AmeriCares emergency aid and medical camps helped thousands of survivors of Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm to hit India since 1999.
A Hurricane Sandy survivor describes her experience swimming alongside Diana Nyad at Nyad Swim for Relief, a 48-hour swim to benefit the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Program.
One year after Hurricane Sandy struck, AmeriCares has provided more than $6.5 million in assistance for Sandy survivors and we continue to help.
AmeriCares has worked with 16 organizations that are helping Sandy survivors with physical disabilities or impairments -- part of $3 million in Sandy recovery funding to date.
AmeriCares has expanded its dental program with Iwate Dental Association to include 5 more dentists with the goal of improving access to dental care for tsunami and earthquake survivors in Japan.
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Key: Crisis Alerts · Active Emergencies
Deadly Midwest Tornadoes: Dozens of tornadoes and severe storms ripped through 5 Midwestern states on November 17, killing at least 6 and leaving destruction in their wake.
We are responding to an urgent request for tetanus vaccine to help survivors and first responders in two Illinois counties.
One of the most powerful storms on record, Super Typhoon Haiyan, struck the Philippines early on November 8 with maximum sustained winds over 150 mph and massive storm surges, damaging more than a million homes and displacing over 3 million people. AmeriCares relief workers have been deployed and are coordinating shipments of medical aid and assessing needs.
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the central Philippines on October 15, killing more than 160 and injuring hundreds more. Our emergency response team is working with partner organizations to provide critical medicines and relief supplies to survivors.
Powerful Cyclone Phailin struck on October 12, bringing powerful winds, major storm surges and torrential rain to the east coast of India. More than 800,000 fled their homes in one of the largest evacuations ever to take place in India. AmeriCares India had pre-positioned relief supplies for distribution. In addition, AmeriCares is delivering water purification supplies. A medical team, led by an AmeriCares staff physician, is providing medical care for survivors.
AmeriCares has prepared an emergency shipment of medicine for our partner, Muslim Aid, which is responding to the 7.8 M earthquake in southwest Pakistan, which killed 375 people and affected over 300,000. While access to the damaged areas of Baluchistan is difficult, our partners are providing aid to beleaguered residents of the remote province.
Unusually intense late-summer storms sparked raging floods that killed three people, washed out dams and swamped roads across the state—stranding thousands in Boulder and Larimer counties. Our emergency response team has extended offers of assistance to partners in affected areas.
Heavy monsoon rains gave rise to massive floods in Pakistan, washing away roads and bridges. More than 1 million people are affected, and large parts of the country were flooded. The provinces of Punjab and Sindh were especially hard-hit.
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
Catastrophic flooding sparked by heavy monsoon rains has stranded and displaced thousands in Northern India—with the worst impact in the state of Uttarakhand. Our India team has shipped medical supplies and conducted more than 50 health camps for survivors, with more camps scheduled. Help AmeriCares respond to the catastrophic flooding in Northern India »
A massive, violent tornado carved a path of destruction on the south side of Oklahoma City on Monday, May 20, ripping apart homes and other buildings in a densely populated area. Our emergency response team has provided emergency shipments in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and funding to address health care needs of survivors during the recovery process.
The brutal civil war in Syria has emerged as one of the world’s most urgent humanitarian crises, We continue to provide medical and humanitarian relief to local organizations 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 conflict with Sudan has killed hundreds and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. We have provided two shipments of medicines and supplies along with other critical aid to our partner in country, along with assistance from our relief experts dispatched to South Sudan.
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.