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27 Jun 2014 description
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Stamford, Conn. – June 26, 2014 – AmeriCares is sending emergency medical aid to help stem the deadly cholera outbreak in South Sudan. The highly infectious disease has been spreading rapidly in the war-torn country since late April, sickening more than 1,800 people and killing 39.

21 May 2014 description
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Airlift contains enough meds for a population of 20,000 refugees

With her four children under the age of 9, Joy walked for two weeks to reach Uganda, fleeing brutal violence and unrest in South Sudan. Last spring, Joy was one of 2,000 South Sudanese arriving in Uganda each day.

15 May 2014 description
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Relief staff deployed, disaster response continues to help families fleeing the violence

To help treat sick and suffering refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan, an emergency module containing enough medicines and supplies to support the needs of a population of 20,000 for three months has been delivered to our partner in neighboring Uganda.

15 Jun 2011 description
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In Uganda, hospitals routinely run out of medicines and infant mortality rates are dangerously high. Pediatrician Mary Coleman and a medical team from Oakland, CA, traveled to Holy Innocents Children’s Hospital on a lifesaving mission supported by AmeriCares Medical Outreach Program.

09 Aug 2005 description
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The humanitarian situation in northern Uganda has been described as one of the most underreported and horrific today. Nearly two decades of civil conflict have completely destabilized the region, creating one of the most alarming health emergencies in the world. Preventable diseases have claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands. AmeriCares is helping to address urgent needs by providing desperately needed medicines to mobile health clinics and health centers in two of the most debilitated districts, Kitgum and Padar.