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21 Jun 2006 description

Maryland students raised money and leveraged nearly $500,000 worth of critically-needed pharmaceuticals to send to Darfur on the eve of their eighth grade graduation.

POTOMAC, Maryland - While students throughout the region are busy attending graduation parties and preparing for summer jobs, camps and family trips, the graduating eighth grade class of Norwood School in Potomac will be doing one better, perhaps much better, than their peers at other schools.

With their parents, the students are putting together a shipment of desperately needed pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to …

02 Jun 2006 description

Walter Arbib, who last year received Counterpart International's "Humanitarian Award", airlifted Counterpart's medical supplies to tsunami survivors in Asia and helped the nonprofit move supplies to Iraqi and Palestinian children free of charge. This summer Arbib is sending nearly 1 million dollars worth of pharmaceuticals through Counterpart to Darfur, Ethiopia and Indonesia.

04 May 2006 description

Darfur, Sudan's conflict-ridden northwest region, has been called the "world's worst humanitarian crisis." Rough estimates put the death toll at 400,000, with 3.5 million suffering from starvation and 2.5 million have been displaced throughout the region, living in tent camps without adequate nutrition, sanitation, shelter or medical supplies. Counterpart International partnered with Relief International's medical teams to bring life-saving pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to the affected communities.

22 Aug 2005 description

WASHINGTON (August 22, 2005) - "The scale of the tragedy in Sudan is almost too huge to comprehend, but we all have to do our best," said the head of a private development agency. Dispatching his organization's team to Darfur, Lelei LeLaulu, president of Counterpart International, said Counterpart would start airlifting over US$5 million dollars worth of pharmaceuticals and hospital supplies to the African nation.

Counterpart will also set up warehouses and logistical networks in partnership with Relief International and other humanitarian and development organizations.

16 Aug 2005 description

WASHINGTON, DC (August 16, 2005) - In the face of the continuing tragedies in Sudan, which have already claimed two million lives, Counterpart International is sending two specially built 20 foot-long, fully-functioning, mobile clinics with medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to a newly established warehouse and office in El Fasher, the main city in North Darfur.