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27 Sep 2012 description
report AmeriCares

In response to a devastating food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, a shipment of water purification sachets has been shipped to Niger, to be followed by a new delivery of urgently needed medical aid being readied for shipment to the country.

These shipments are the most recent in a series of aid deliveries aimed at reducing the level of human suffering amid the escalating Sahel crisis.

13 Oct 2009 description
report AmeriCares

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
report AmeriCares

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
report AmeriCares

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
report AmeriCares

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.

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.

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.

03 May 2006 description
report AmeriCares

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.

01 Sep 2005 description
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AmeriCares plans to continue aiding West Darfur in Sudan in the coming months, delivering, in each airlift, more than 12 tons of essential medicines and relief supplies to aid the Sudanese population living in this area of violent civil unrest.

The AmeriCares relief flights will continue to carry hundreds of thousands of life-saving medical treatments to combat respiratory infections, diarrhea and other illnesses.

26 Oct 2004 description
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Airlift of 36 tons of medicines will help combat treatable diseases

08 Oct 2004 description
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"This is the most dramatic race against the clock that we have anywhere in the world at the moment, if we lose, hundreds of thousands of women and children, mostly, will perish, " warns U.N. Emergency Coordinator Jan Egeland about the ongoing crisis in Sudan.

26 Aug 2004 description
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Launches $1 Million Dollar Fundraising Challenge

27 Jul 2004 description
report AmeriCares

STAMFORD, Conn. and CINCINNATI, July 27, 2004 - AmeriCares, in collaboration with the Procter and Gamble (NYSE:PG) Health Sciences Institute, has delivered one million PuR=AE water purification sachets to the Sudanese refugees in Chad, Africa.

25 Jul 2004 description
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"This is the most dramatic race against the clock that we have anywhere in the world at the moment. If we lose, hundreds of thousands of women and children, mostly, will perish," warns U.N. Emergency Coordinator Jan Egeland about the ongoing crisis in Sudan. A campaign of brutal violence in Darfur (western Sudan) has driven more than one million people from their homes. An estimated 150,000 have fled to desolate areas along the Chad-Sudan border where resources are severely inadequate and there is no shelter from the relentless desert sun and sandstorms. The U.S.

25 Jul 2004 description
report AmeriCares

As an emergency relief worker for AmeriCares I have witnessed much human suffering, both in the after-math of natural disasters and the devastation left by civil war. Co-workers had told me what they had seen in Chad on previous trips and news reports reinforced the crisis but I was still shocked by what I saw during my ten days there.

02 Jul 2004 description
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Aid workers deliver one million desperately needed water purification packets to help prevent further disease and death

11 Jun 2004 description
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Organization expands humanitarian response to critical health care crises

10 Jun 2004 description
report AmeriCares

"This is the most dramatic race against the clock that we have anywhere in the world at the moment, if we lose hundreds of thousands of women and children, mostly, will perish." This from U.N. Emergency Coordinator Jan Egeland about the ongoing crisis in Sudan.

01 Jun 2004 description
report AmeriCares

An AmeriCares airlift of emergency medical relief is scheduled to land in Chad on Sunday, June 6. Working with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the aid will be used to treat refugees in Bahai, Kariari and other surrounding villages on the northern edge of the Chad-Sudan border. The aid includes water purification supplies, medications to treat diseases such as cholera and dysentery, first aid supplies and IV fluids. AmeriCares recently delivered two World Health Organization (WHO) health kits to address the basic health needs of 20,000 for three months.