27 humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan have warned that unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground, organisations will struggle to stop famine spreading across the country in the next few months. The statement follows Monday’s declaration of famine in parts of the country.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
As Lou Hoekstra traveled the difficult mountain road to Depales, Haiti, he was no longer surprised that no doctor had ever made the trip there before. To get to the community, he had to follow the trail of a river that often flooded, and the Haitian Support Ministries president was certain the people in these mountains had no where to go when they got sick.
But that's why he was there.
When President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf won Liberia's first post-conflict election in 2005, the nation was in shambles. Back-to-back civil wars had devastated the nation's economy, infrastructure, and the overall moral of the Liberian people.
As of Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 the official death toll attributed to the cholera outbreak in Haiti was over 2,700, with over 130,000 confirmed cases in Haiti since October. The epidemic has spread throughout the small nation, and some of our partners in the country have reported that patients have walked nearly 100 miles to reach their clinics in search of available medicines.
Cholera is a contagious bacterial disease that causes severe vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration.
The report describes International Aid's latest activities, highlighting activities e.g. in Uganda and Haiti, and inculding statistic about the FY2010.
When Rt. Rev. Stephen Kaziimba heard the news, his heart plummeted into his stomach.
He had known Uganda was waging war against malaria, and he had known that the Diocese of Mityana-the area he presided over as bishop-was losing.
1/16/10 - Spring Lake, MI - On Saturday over 40 volunteers gave their time to help make Hygiene kits that will be sent to Haiti. 4,550 kits were produced containing shampoo, bar soap, combs, toothpaste and handwipes. The kits will be sent to partners on the ground in Haiti for distribution sometime next week.
International Aid is planning to ship healthcare supplies and HydrAid™ household water filters to villages in Honduras devastated by tropical storms that have pounded the Central American nation for the past two weeks.
At least 33 people have died and more than 270,000 are homeless in rural regions of Honduras due to mudslides and flooding.
SPRING LAKE -- International Aid is preparing an aggressive and focused response to the death and devastation brought by Hurricane Gustav to Caribbean islands and the U.S.
International Aid Planning Targeted Response to Cyclone Nargis
As the death toll mounts from the destruction caused in Myanmar by Cyclone Nargis, International Aid is issuing an appeal for financial assistance in order to respond most quickly and appropriately to the disaster.
"We're communicating with our global network of disaster response organizations to assess how we can best do our part in this very serious disaster for the people of Myanmar," said Myles D. Fish, International Aid's President and CEO.
SPRING LAKE, Mich., July 26, 2006 - International Aid today said it is preparing to send medical supplies and hygiene kits to the war-torn regions of Lebanon and Syria, following weeks of fighting that has led to a humanitarian crisis in the region.
An initial shipment of 5,000 hygiene kits, along with other basic medical supplies, is expected in a matter of days.
Given the dangerous and rapidly changing nature of the region, International Aid officials are closely monitoring the situation and evaluating logistics to ensure supplies can reach those areas most in need.
SPRING LAKE, Mich., May 27, 2006 - International Aid released the following statement today regarding unfolding events in Indonesia in the wake of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Saturday.
SPRING LAKE, Mich., March 31, 2006 - International Aid released the following statement today regarding the unfolding events in Iran in the wake of a series of earthquakes:
Today, International Aid is responding to an unprecedented four disasters simultaneously (South Asia Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Pakistan Earthquake). We are also are evaluating the need for assistance for the victims of Hurricane Wilma. I'd like to give you a brief update on each.
South Asia Tsunami: Our medical equipment and repair center in Banda Aceh is operational. Under a two-year agreement with the government of Indonesia, International Aid will train native Acehians to repair medical equipment.
Medical equipment to help address loss of more than 1,000 medical facilities across disaster-stricken region
Hygiene kits and blankets for victims confronting shattered infrastructure and impending winter cold
Initial funds to feed village of 3,000
- Medical equipment to help address loss of more than 1,000 medical facilities across disaster-stricken region
- Hygiene kits and blankets for victims confronting shattered infrastructure and impending winter cold
- Initial funds to feed village of 3,000
October 11, 2005 - Trucks bearing medical equipment, 10,000 hygiene kits, blankets to be loaded for departure from Spring Lake, Mich. headquarters Senior aid official with direct Pakistan experience/links available as media interview source International Aid's initial relief shipment to the earthquake-devastated region of northern Pakistan will depart tomorrow afternoon, Oct. 12, from the agency's eadquarters in Spring Lake, Mich.
Agency in direct communications with NGO partners on the ground in disaster-affected area
SPRING LAKE, Mich., Oct. 9, 2005 - International Aid announced today that it is preparing to mobilize a major relief effort to help victims of this weekend's massive earthquake in Pakistan, which is that country's worst-ever disaster and has left tens of thousands killed, injured and homeless.
SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 29, 2005 -- International Aid today announced that the value of its hurricane relief shipments has now exceeded $13 million, surpassing the large-scale aid effort it implemented in the wake of the recent South Asia tsunami. International Aid's Gulf Coast effort has continued to expand this week to include shipments into areas affected by Hurricane Rita, even as the agency's work in areas devastated by Katrina continues.
- Agency's logistics base on Gulf Coast ready to respond to storm's expected landfall
- Katrina relief effort continues as second hurricane approaches