We work with 3,000 local partners worldwide to assess health needs and deliver $500 million in medical and humanitarian aid to more than 90 countries each year.
The world’s leading pharmaceutical companies rely on AmeriCares to distribute their donated medicines and supplies where they will be used most effectively for those in the greatest need.
From our work around the world and across the U.S., we share the many stories of lives saved, health restored and hope renewed.
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In the months since Typhoon Haiyan struck, AmeriCares has provided more than $19.7 million in aid to help meet the needs of survivors and restore primary health care in the hardest hit areas of the Philippines.
The AmeriCares gardening project in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture works to improve the psychological and emotional well being of disaster survivors. The program provides the opportunity for participants to plant and garden without the fear of radiation, which is still relatively high throughout the region.
Medical Outreach Program
The surgical team that helped dozens of children in Honduras is just one of nearly 1,000 volunteer medical teams that use donated medicines and supplies from AmeriCares to provide charitable health care in more than 75 countries each year
Medical Outreach Program
For three years, AmeriCares and Operation Walk USA have partnered to provide hip and knee replacements for uninsured and underinsured patients throughout the U.S. who suffer from arthritic disease and could not otherwise afford the life-changing surgeries.
More than 1,000 health workers in Tanzania have benefited from hepatitis B vaccinations, safety training, medicines and supplies provided through the Health Worker Safety Initiative, launched by AmeriCares in 2009.
National Volunteer Week shines a well-deserved spotlight on the crucial work of the dedicated volunteers at AmeriCares.
AmeriCares and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation are collaborating on a new program to improve the health of hundreds of adults in northwestern Peru who are at increased risk of diabetes.
As the deadly Syria crisis enters its fourth year, AmeriCares has provided more than $3.5 million in medical and humanitarian aid to help reduce suffering for families affected by the crisis.
In one targeted recovery program after the 2011 tsunami, The Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) and AmeriCares have provided funding for a vital transportation service that takes patients from Yamada to their medical appointments at a hospital in Miyako.
Clean water saves lives. On World Water Day and every day, AmeriCares helps to provide safe water access, hygiene and sanitation for people at risk here at home and worldwide.
In response to escalating conflict and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, AmeriCares has deployed relief workers and continues provide new shipments of emergency medical aid to help the sick and suffering in refugee camps.
Three years after the devastating earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster, AmeriCares remains firmly on the ground in Japan– with a clear plan of action to bring health and healing to people still struggling in the aftermath
International Women’s Day spotlight: AmeriCares supports the International Organization for Women and Development -- an organization that provides organization that provides surgical expertise and resources for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of fistula.
After the disasters in Japan in 2011, elderly men are learning to care for their homebound family members by attending food preparation and home care sessions conducted by medical and nutrition professionals.
A young woman facing a grim future in Rwanda, has her health and life restored by a volunteer medical team performing obstetric fistula surgery.
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Key: Crisis Alerts · Active Emergencies
More than 100 people in Guinea and Liberia have died of the disease. Once contracted, the fatality rate is 90 percent. The World Health Organization has reported it to be “one of the most challenging Ebola outbreaks ever faced.” AmeriCares is responding in Liberia with initial funding to purchase supplies to protect health workers from contracting and spreading the virus.
On April 1, an 8.2 M earthquake struck of the coast of northern Chile, 95km NW of the city of Iquique, followed by more than 20 aftershocks. More than one million people were evacuated. Based on requests from our Chilean emergency response specialist Eliza Jerez, we assisted the Laura Vicuna Foundation in procuring and distributing hygiene supplies for 500 families in the earthquake-affected town of Alto Hospicio, a coastal desert community in Iquique province.
Two volcanoes in Indonesia, Mt. Sinabung in North Sumatra and Mt. Kelud in East Java, erupted in February, 2014 displacing tens of thousands of people. Our emergency response specialist Puji Sutrisno deployed to North Sumatra on February 10 to work with partners distributing relief supplies, personal care items and baby care supplies to evacuees in shelters. The supplies were in place as part of our Global Prepositioning Initiative. In late March, Puji returned to work with local health officials and our corporate partner to distribute a combination of locally-donated and locally-purchased supplies and medicines to 10 clinics treating displaced persons in the disaster zone.
Intensified violence and civil conflict has created a humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the world's newest country. An estimated 200,000 people have been internally displaced. Our emergency response team is monitoring the situation and is reaching out to response partners.
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, 2013, 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 delivered water purification supplies and a medical team, led by an AmeriCares staff physician, provided medical care for survivors.
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.
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 May 20, ripping apart homes and other buildings in a densely populated area. Our emergency response team provided emergency shipments in the immediate aftermath of the disaster and is supporting projects to address health care needs of survivors during the recovery process.
The brutal civil war in Syria, in its fourth year, is 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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An ongoing conflict with Sudan, compounded by escalating internal strife, has killed hundreds and displaced hundreds of thousands of people. We are providing shipments of medicines and supplies along with other critical aid to our partner in country, along with assistance from our relief experts dispatched to the region.
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.
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.