Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
- Somalia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Somalia: Drought - 2015-2018
Maps & Infographics
Stamford, Conn. – Aug. 2, 2017 – Americares has made a commitment to provide treatment for tens of thousands of children and adults suffering from malnutrition and the world’s worst cholera outbreak.
The health-focused relief and development organization plans to increase its aid deliveries for the hunger and health crisis, with a goal of providing treatment supplies to care for 60,000 patients in the Horn of Africa and Yemen by the end of the year.
When cholera strikes, preparation and proper treatment save lives from this fast-spreading disease that can kill in 10-12 hours. AmeriCares and leading global health organization icddr,b have teamed up to provide training to health care professionals fighting cholera in the Horn of Africa – a region ravaged by famine and conflict.
6,273 patients received needed care in drought-stricken region
An Emergency Medical Module, shipped to Somalia in late 2011, contained urgently-needed medicines that helped medical units deliver primary health care to 6,273 sick and injured people.
Stamford, Conn. – May 17, 2012 – AmeriCares and icddr,b have launched a new cholera-fighting program in the Horn of Africa, where recent rains have increased fears of large-scale outbreaks. The two organizations began by training 50 doctors and nurses in cholera prevention and treatment this week. The health professionals—half in Mogadishu, Somalia, and half in Dadaab, Kenya— learned cholera management techniques they will teach other local health workers in upcoming months to increase preparedness. Every year, as many as five million cholera cases worldwide cause more than 100,000 deaths.
$250,000 grant awarded to protect famine victims from cholera
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rapid response teams will aid victims of epidemics worldwide
NEW YORK, NY – AmeriCares and icddr,b are joining forces to launch a Global Cholera Preparedness program in hopes of preventing thousands of unnecessary deaths over the next two years. Every year there are as many as 5 million estimated cholera cases worldwide and over 100,000 deaths from the waterborne disease, which spreads rapidly in areas with overcrowding and poor sanitation.
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.
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.
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.
Stamford, CT – AmeriCares first emergency shipment for the famine in Somalia is on its way to Mogadishu where thousands of starving children and adults are arriving daily in search of food, clean water and shelter. The shipment, which departed from AmeriCares Amsterdam warehouse today, contains enough basic medicines and supplies to treat 15,000 malnourished patients at risk of dying from preventable diseases.
Earlier this month, AmeriCares responded to the natural disasters and civil unrest that have devastated Somalia and forced more than 395,000 people to flee from their homes.
Partnering with the international aid organization Islamic Relief, AmeriCares provided more than $600,000 worth of vital medicines and medical supplies to the people of drought and war-stricken Somalia.