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.
After six weeks of untiring efforts to ensure rapid delivery of vital medicines, medical supplies and family relief support as well as conducting health camps, Team Americares is now focusing on long term recovery in the flood affected districts of Kerala.
Two principles stand as cornerstones in the enduring partnership built by Anera and Americares: efficiency and impact. For 25 years, shipments of medical aid and supplies requested by health workers have allowed local organizations to respond to the direct needs of communities deprived of health resources across Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza.
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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.
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TITLE: Desk Officer, Colombia**
DEPARTMENT: Emergency Programs
LOCATION: Stamford, CT
REPORTS TO: Director, Emergency Response
DURATION: 12 months with possibility of extension
STARTING DATE: September 10, 2018