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11 Jan 2012 description
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AmeriCares disaster relief helped save lives and reduce human suffering January 10, 2012


View our photo gallery to read more about our work around the world in 2011 In 2011— a year that brought major disasters that affected millions around the world—AmeriCares delivered lifesaving medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to help survivors of these and other emergencies. Our promise is simple: when people are in crisis, we deliver the help they need — whenever they need it, and wherever they are.

Libya February 2011 | Refugee Crisis

23 Nov 2011 description
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Distribution of 257,040 supplemental meals begins

Children under age five, and expectant and breastfeeding mothers in need of nutritional stabilization were the first to receive nutrient-rich XANGO meal pack porridge as part of an AmeriCares-supported supplemental feeding program in Somalia.

22 Nov 2011 description
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Ongoing programs and emergency response helps tens of thousands in crisis
November 17, 2011

These happy faces say it all: 3,200 Vietnamese children no longer go hungry, thanks to a Pediatric Nutrition Program supported by AmeriCares and its partners. In Vietnam, where one-third of children under age 5 suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition, this program is a shining example of hope and progress.

18 Oct 2011 description
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Large scale response includes 179,000 courses of medicines, supplies, and nutritional supplements to help refugees in crisis.

A shipment of $1.2 million in urgently requested medical aid arrived in Mogadishu, Somalia on October 11 – the most recent delivery in AmeriCares’ large scale emergency response to help ease profound human suffering in the famine-stricken region.

27 Sep 2011 description
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Nutrient-rich supplement will help feed 13,000 severely malnourished refugees for one month

A humanitarian air shipment of 34,000 pounds of a high-calorie Xango nutritional supplement – especially beneficial for children, and expectant or nursing mothers – departed on September 20 to provide lifesaving help to severely malnourished refugees in Mogadishu. The shipment is one of three scheduled deliveries that will help feed a total of 13,000 starving children and adults in the Horn of Africa for one month.

08 Sep 2011 description
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U.N. warns 750,000 at risk for starvation in coming months September 8, 2011

Amid grim U.N. warnings about the deadly scope of the Horn of Africa famine, AmeriCares has expanded its large-scale emergency response in the region to help save as many lives as possible.

In addition to a series of shipments of crucial medicines, nutritional supplements, water purification tablets and supplies, AmeriCares is building a field hospital in Kenya to treat thousands of vulnerable Somali refugees at risk of severe malnutrition, disease and chronic illness.

01 Sep 2011 description
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STAMFORD, CT – AmeriCares is building and equipping a field hospital for the thousands of refugees fleeing the devastating famine in Somalia. Tens of thousands have already died and officials say 12.4 million people in the Horn of Africa need immediate humanitarian relief from the worst drought in more than a half century.

19 Aug 2011 description
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As Millions Face Starvation and Disease, Lifesaving Shipments of Nutritional Supplements and Medicines Underway

August 19, 2011

AmeriCares has launched a large-scale emergency response in Somalia, including several shipments of medicines, nutritional supplements, water purification tablets and medical supplies to help save as many lives as possible in this beleaguered region of Africa.

17 Jul 2003 description
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New Canaan, CT [July 17, 2003] - AmeriCares is preparing two air shipments of emergency aid for August delivery to southern Ethiopia in response to crop failures that have left 12.5 million people vulnerable to starvation.

13 May 2003 description
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A second in a series of three AmeriCares food aid shipments have arrived in Ethiopia. The aid, which consists of 80,000 pounds of corn soy blend, will be distributed to communities most vulnerable to famine in the southern region of the country. A third shipment will arrive in late-May.
Ethiopia has suffered severe drought and poor harvest, resulting in massive food shortages and famine. Officials report that 12.5 million people are at risk of starvation.

05 Dec 2002 description
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New Canaan, CT [December 5, 2002] AmeriCares has issued an appeal for funds to support an initiative to alleviate a medical and food crisis that endangers huge segments of the population in Africa.

26 Sep 2000 description
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The largest medical donation into the Somali region will address desperate healthcare conditions.