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09 Dec 2012 description
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Tens of thousands of displaced amid shortage of medicines and supplies

Since South Sudan gained independence in 2011, ongoing conflict with Sudan and an escalating refugee crisis has left innocent civilians with very limited access to medical care. AmeriCares has responded with funding to rehabilitate three health clinics serving 14,000 survivors, along with emergency medical aid shipments to help another 30,000 people.

08 Jul 2011 description
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Conflicts leave tens of thousands of innocents without shelter, supplies and medicines July 7, 2011

"We are able to supply four mobile teams with drugs funded by AmeriCares to provide emergency assistance to 15,712 people, including 12,848 children under age five and 1,957 pregnant women. We could not have supported this effort otherwise.”

— a medical relief worker in North Darfur

20 Dec 2010 description
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December 20, 2010

AmeriCares latest donation of medical aid to Darfur will help ease the suffering of families in the war-torn region. Years of ethnic violence, drought and disease have wreaked havoc in the Darfur region of Sudan.

Relief groups serving nearly one million people in Darfur were in danger of running out of critical medicines and supplies.

13 Oct 2009 description
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Following the expulsion of aid groups from Darfur, Sudan in March, a massive new influx of refugees fled for safety in neighboring Chad.

Huddled under trees for shelter against the blazing desert sun, thousands of people - mostly women and children - escaped unspeakable violence.

Families endured long searches for water and food, with little or no access to medical care.

In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, AmeriCares has deepened its long-standing commitment to Darfur refugees and has delivered the latest deliveries of emergency aid valued at $800,000.

17 Aug 2009 description

Organizations team-up to restore health in Chad

August 17, 2009 - STAMFORD, CT/LOS ANGELES, CA - AmeriCares, a nonprofit international relief organization, is delivering two shipments of medicines and medical supplies valued at over $800,000 to its partner, International Medical Corps, to help restore health and save the lives of people seeking safety from the ongoing violence in the region.

11 Aug 2009 description
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Following the expulsion of aid groups from Darfur, Sudan in March, a massive new influx of refugees fled for safety in neighboring Chad.

Huddled under trees for shelter against the blazing desert sun, thousands of people - mostly women and children - escaped unspeakable violence.

Families endured long searches for water and food, with little or no access to medical care.

In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, AmeriCares has deepened its long-standing commitment to Darfur refugees and is preparing the latest deliveries of emergency aid valued at $800,000.

02 Apr 2009 description
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AmeriCares delivery of $1.4 million worth of lifesaving medicines and medical supplies for Darfur refugees has arrived safely in Chad. As the crisis in Darfur worsens, AmeriCares has increased aid to neighboring Chad.

Aid groups provide most of the health services in eastern Chad, where over 200,000 Darfur refugees live in harsh conditions.

The medical aid will help people suffering from serious injuries, infections, diarrhea and chronic diseases.

25 Mar 2009 description
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STAMFORD, CT/LOS ANGELES, CA - AmeriCares, a nonprofit international relief organization, is sending an airlift carrying more than $1.4 million worth of lifesaving medicines and medical supplies to its partner, International Medical Corps, to help Darfur refugees in Chad. The medical aid will help people in the refugee camps who are suffering from serious injuries, infections, diarrhea and chronic diseases, in addition to pre-natal vitamins for pregnant women. The shipment will leave AmeriCares headquarters in Stamford on Thursday, March 26 before continuing on to Chad.

09 Jan 2009 description
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The people of Darfur safely received AmeriCares 11th airlift containing more than 9 tons of medicines and medical supplies. The aid is being distributed to our partners who run health clinics set up to treat the men, women and children displaced by the ongoing violence in the region.

08 Jan 2008 description
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Since the Darfur conflict erupted in 2003, more than 200,000 Sudanese have fled into neighboring Chad, where the majority of them are now living in refugee camps. The increase in population has strained the small communities located in eastern Chad, and access to health care has been one of the greatest challenges.

AmeriCares has responded to this crisis by supporting an emergency health care program for Gaga Camp in the Wadi-Fira region of Chad.

20 Dec 2007 description
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As 2008 begins, the crisis in Darfur moves into its fifth year and hundreds of thousands of Sudanese face another year of living in refugee camps and relying on the international community for aid and comfort. AmeriCares is preparing its tenth airlift of medicines and medical aid to deliver in the coming months and to be distributed by our partners in the region. The continued response by AmeriCares comes after aid workers Christoph Gorder and Riaz Khalil traveled to Darfur in August to assess the programs that AmeriCares is supporting.

04 Dec 2007 description
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In 2007, a number of disasters devastated communities and impacted the lives of people already struggling to survive on a daily basis. Most recently, a cyclone ravaged remote coastal towns in southern Bangladesh, leaving millions injured or homeless.

18 Oct 2007 description
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AmeriCares recently reached a milestone in its 25-year history - delivering more than $7 billion in aid to people in need around the world.

AmeriCares President and CEO Curt Welling announced the news at the organization's annual fundraiser, the AmeriCares Airlift Benefit, which was held at Westchester County Airport on October 13.

19 Jun 2007 description
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As the crisis in Darfur rages on, AmeriCares is continuing to act on its commitment to the Sudanese refugees by expanding aid into neighboring Chad, where tens of thousands of people fleeing from Darfur seek shelter and safety, stretching the capacity of the existing humanitarian efforts.

To address the critical health issues resulting from the spillover into Chad, AmeriCares is collaborating with its on-the-ground partner, the International Medical Corps (IMC), to fund the Gaga Refugee Camp Emergency Health Care Project.

28 Mar 2007 description
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With the Darfur civil conflict now in its fourth year, the humanitarian crisis persists for the more than two million Sudanese who have been displaced from their homes.

12 Feb 2007 description
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While the world hopes a temporary cease-fire will take hold in strife-torn Darfur, the humanitarian crisis persists. More than two million Sudanese have been displaced from their homes, forcing them to take refuge in temporary camps where the conditions are crowded and the population is at risk of disease and illness.

01 Feb 2007 description
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STAMFORD, CT, January 31, 2007 -- AmeriCares, the international relief and humanitarian aid organization, launched an airlift of tons of medicines, vitamins and medical supplies from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport yesterday bound for conflict-affected regions in Darfur.

The plane landed this morning (Eastern Time) and its cargo has already been unloaded and is in the hands of the International Rescue Committee (the IRC).

This is the first of three scheduled airlifts to the crisis-torn region.

19 Jan 2007 description
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While the world hopes a temporary cease-fire will take hold in strife-torn Darfur, the humanitarian crisis persists. More than two million Sudanese have been displaced from their homes, forcing them to take refuge in temporary camps where the conditions are crowded and the population is at risk of disease and illness.

17 Jul 2006 description
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In the aftermath of the destruction and devastation of more than two decades of civil war, Southern Sudan is gradually moving toward recovery. While the war left an estimated 2 million people dead and more than 5.5 million people displaced, efforts are now underway to encourage resettlement and rebuild the region's healthcare infrastructure.

03 May 2006 description
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While AmeriCares has contributed to the relief of Darfur with three airlifts this year, distributing more than 40 tons of essential medicines and relief supplies, the area remains in crisis. Internal strife has affected not only Sudan but northeastern Chad, where more than 400,000 Sudanese are displaced. Health care in this area continues to be provided almost exclusively by humanitarian agencies.