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13 Oct 2017 description

by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017

The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

15 Nov 2007 description

(PORTLAND, ORE.-Nov. 15, 2007) Five medical volunteers, three of them from Oregon, leave this Saturday to provide urgent assistance to flood victims in southern Mexico. Dr. Steve Boyer, an emergency room physician from Portland, will lead Medical Teams International's relief efforts in Villahermosa. More than two weeks after the catastrophic floods, nearly 50 percent of this capital city remains under water.

Dr. Boyer also has served in Darfur, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Liberia and Uganda with Medical Teams International. Additional Oregon volunteers include Dr.

09 Nov 2007 description

(PORTLAND, ORE.-Nov. 9, 2007) Volunteers and medicines from Medical Teams International are leaving next week to help thousands left homeless by floods in Mexico. Medical volunteers from the Pacific Northwest depart Nov. 17 to care for families camped in temporary shelters in the Mexican state of Tabasco.

Additional volunteers will also be deployed to the area during the coming weeks to help families in remote communities who have not received medical help since the dam in Tabasco broke eight days ago.

02 Nov 2007 description

(PORTLAND, ORE.-Nov. 2, 2007) With nearly 1 million people affected by flooding in the Mexico Gulf state of Tabasco, Medical Teams International is sending two relief workers to the water-logged region this Sunday.

Senior staff members Buck Deines and Karen Smith Geon are headed to Medical Teams International's Mexico office in Oaxaca, about 250 miles from the flood's epicenter.