New York, NY (October 11, 2018) – On October 6, 2018, at approximately 8:11 p.m, a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck 19 kilometers northwest of Port-de-Paix, Haiti, killing 17 and injuring hundreds of people. Port-au-Paix is 135 miles, was the hardest hit.
Our team based in Port-de-Paix was able to respond immediately, joining the front line of the disaster to provide emergency relief to victims with health services, medicine at Hospital Beraca. We were also able to bring much needed medical equipment and supplies to support the efforts of local staff.
More than 1,200 people are reported dead after a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia on Friday. Our partners are reporting that medical assistance is urgently needed. Please make a lifesaving gift now.
CMMB has a long history of responding when disasters strike. So far this year we’ve participated in relief efforts for the flooding in Kerala, India and the volcano eruption in Guatemala, in addition to responding to man-made disasters like the conflicts in South Sudan and Syria.
One million people displaced, entire families missing, 400 confirmed deaths
Kerala, India – often referred to as God’s Own Country – a place known for its tranquil beauty and picturesque beaches, sits in ruins after a series of severe downpours has left the state under water.
A region that anticipates monsoon season every year from June to September, Kerala has found itself in a state of disaster with one million people displaced and a death toll that now surpasses four hundred, though many think the number is likely to be much higher.
On Tuesday, August 7, 331 children and adolescents formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups will be released in a ceremony in Gbudue State, South Sudan. CMMB and its partners, including UNICEF, will be participating at event, along with several South Sudanese government officials. Among those present will be General Chaplain Khamis Edward (Ministry of Defense), Christopher Muchiri Murenga (UNMISS Yambio HoFO), Mahimbo Mdoe (UNICEF Country Representative), Hon. Obwaha Claude Akasha (Deputy Chairperson), and Hon. Grace Datiro (Deputy Governor Gbudue State).
On June 3, Volcán de Fuego erupted in Guatemala, tragically affecting more than 1.7 million people. With 3,100 people now evacuated, some of Guatemala’s critical infrastructure and farmland have been completely destroyed. Volcanic ash covers a 12-mile radius and in some areas, entire villages have been buried.
The Medical Donations Program procurement team is responsible for generating, sustaining and growing Gift-in-Kind (GIK) product donations and developing strategic partnerships with pharmaceutical and medical supply donors to raise resources to strengthen access to quality medications and healthcare systems in the developing world.
CMMB is recruiting for the position of Director, Distribution Center to be based in Long Island City (Queens), New York. The position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).