Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing health programs, medicine and medical supplies. Each year, Americares reaches more than 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states with over $600 million in innovative health programs and quality medical aid. Americares is the world’s leading nonprofit provider of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit americares.org.
Stamford, Conn. – March 14, 2018 – An Americares emergency team is headed to Papua New Guinea where more than 270,000 people are in need of immediate humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake.
The full extent of the damage is still unknown more than two weeks after the Feb. 26 earthquake. Aftershocks, landslides and blocked roads are hampering the relief efforts. Local officials are reporting at least 125 people have died and tens of thousands have been forced from their homes.
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.
MUMBAI—July 17, 2017— Americares India has deployed medical teams to treat survivors of the Assam floods. More than 700 villages have been damaged due to the flooding caused by heavy rainfall in 26 of Assam’s 32 districts. Incessant rains in recent weeks have disrupted normal life and have inundated thousands of hectares of agricultural land. The flooding has led to landslides, blocked highways and damaged roads and bridges. Moreover, lakhs of people’s health is at risk without access to safe drinking water, sanitation and health care facilities.
Stamford, Conn. – June 2, 2017 – Americares is deploying a response team to Sri Lanka, where severe flooding and landslides have killed more than 200 people and left thousands homeless.
The health-focused relief and development organization is mobilizing experienced disaster response experts from its offices in Mumbai, India, and the United States to meet survivors’ immediate health needs. More than 800,000 people in 15 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been forced to evacuate their homes since heavy rains began on May 25.
Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 3, 2016 – AmeriCares is preparing to respond to Hurricane Matthew as the Caribbean braces for one of the most powerful storms in nearly a decade. The category 4 storm is headed toward western Haiti with punishing winds and up to 40 inches of rain, increasing the risk of flash floods and mudslides. An AmeriCares emergency response team on the ground in Haiti is coordinating with partner organizations throughout the country to prepare for the storm as it bears down on Haiti and Jamaica.