An AmeriCares relief team arrived in Turkey yesterday to assess the developing humanitarian needs. While there, our relief team will meet with AmeriCares partners, the Turkish Ministry of Health (MOH), The Red Crescent (TRC) and the IBC. An AmeriCares air shipment of medical equipment, medicines, nutritionals, antibiotics, electrolytes, clothing and water carriers also departed yesterday for the Turkish MOH and TRC. An additional shipment of blankets and a New Emergency Health Kit will leave today from AmeriCares' Amsterdam warehouse for TRC. A New Emergency Health Kit (NEHK) contains enough pharmaceuticals and medical equipment to support the health care needs of 10,000 people for a three month period.
AmeriCares continues to prepare for a possible mass refugee exodus into other bordering countries such as Jordan and Iran. An emergency aid shipment is currently being readied for our partner in Jordan should a refugee crisis occur there.