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10 Mar 2017 description
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In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew–a category 4 storm–swept Haiti, the Bahamas and parts of the southern United States.

01 Jul 2016 description
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June 28, 2016 — On Saturday, April 16, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northwestern coast of Ecuador, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. The quake–the worst to hit the country since 1987–leveled buildings, destroyed roads and bridges, damaged structures and triggered landslides. Reports estimate that upwards of 73,000 people were displaced while more than 7,000 buildings–560 of which were schools–were either damaged or destroyed.

11 Mar 2016 description
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Operation USA has a unique history in Ethiopia. During the east African famine of 1984-85 we flew the very first 747 cargo jet ever to land at Addis Ababa’s airport, thereby doubling its capacity to receive emergency aid. Our 120-ton shipment of emergency supplies was matched by a second flight we arranged for USA For Africa, the music industry’s response to the crisis, in mid-1985.

07 Jan 2016 description
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On Saturday, April 25th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake–the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in more than 80 years–struck just outside the country’s heavily populated capital, Kathmandu, impacting areas across the country and its neighboring borders with India, China, Bangladesh and Tibet. The disaster triggered deadly avalanches on Mount Everest and in the Langtang Valley, and caused widespread building collapses, damages to infrastructure, injuries and deaths. Massive aftershocks continued throughout the month, furthering damage and making relief and recovery efforts difficult.

24 Nov 2015 description
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The remote village of Fyakse, in the Dhading district of Nepal, was hit hard by the two major earthquakes which struck the country in April and May. OpUSA staff visited the village in July of this year, and we have since decided to focus our relief and long-term recovery efforts in the area. As educational recovery has been deemed a top priority, Operation USA will work with villagers and partners to rebuild a school and assist in re-establishing educational programs.

07 Aug 2015 description
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On Saturday, April 25th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake–the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in more than 80 years–struck just outside the country’s heavily populated capital, Kathmandu, impacting areas across the country and its neighboring borders with India, China, Bangladesh and Tibet. The disaster triggered deadly avalanches on Mount Everest and in the Langtang Valley, and caused widespread building collapses, damages to infrastructure, injuries and deaths. Massive aftershocks continued throughout the month, furthering damage and making relief and recovery efforts difficult.

13 May 2015 description
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Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency delivering material aid and cash grants to partner agencies

05 May 2015 description
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UPDATED May 4, 2015 2:35 p.m. PST

Operation USA has confirmed it will make an emergency cash grant (via partner organization Brother’s Brother Foundation) to Himalayan Healthcare to aid in earthquake recovery. The major grant will fund the local purchase of medical supplies for health facilities damaged in last weekend’s magnitude 7.8 quake.

On Saturday April 25, 2015 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal. The tremor was followed by several aftershocks registering as high as magnitude 6.7, and additional aftershocks are still expected this week.

28 Apr 2015 description
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The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015 was the worst to hit Nepal in 80 years. The quake hit Nepal’s heavily populated capital, Kathmandu, and impacted areas of India, Bangladesh, Tibet and China. As of Monday, more than 4,000 deaths have been confirmed, with millions more people injured, displaced and facing total devastation of their homes and communities. The death toll is expected to climb even further, and while early reports emerging from the country have shown massive destruction, the full extent of the damage is not yet known.

26 Apr 2015 description
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Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency seeking donations to aid recovery amidst destruction

24 Mar 2015 description
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Los Angeles nongovernmental organization Operation USA partners with Honeywell to rebuild school damaged by typhoon

Los Angeles, Calif., March 24, 2015—Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, in partnership with Honeywell, today announces the grand opening of the Ngolos Honeywell Elementary School in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, in the Philippines. The community school replaces a facility damaged by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013.

19 Nov 2013 description
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Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency distributes materials, engages corporate and celebrity partners, and confirms CEO will visit country in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

11 Nov 2013 description
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Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency seeking monetary and in-kind donations in wake of record-breaking storm

08 Nov 2013 description
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Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency assessing recovery needs as record-breaking storm makes landfall

Los Angeles, Calif., November 7, 2013 -- Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is assessing needs and preparing to aid communities in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan bears down on the country. The organization will call on long standing partnerships with local Filipino agencies to effectively aid recovery efforts.

19 Sep 2013 description
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Los Angeles-based non-governmental agency assessing recovery needs in wake of recent flooding

Los Angeles, Calif., September 18, 2013 -- Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is assessing needs and will provide aid to communities near Acapulco, Mexico in the wake of major storms that struck the area earlier this week. The organization will call on existing partnerships with local agencies to effectively aid recovery efforts following massive flood damage.

28 Oct 2012 description
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LOS ANGELES, CA (October 27, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide emergency aid to Cuba and Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

While Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas took direct hits from the storm, the majority of deaths and most extensive damage was in impoverished Haiti, where it has rained almost non-stop since Tuesday. The storm hit eastern Cuba as a Category 2 hurricane early Thursday. The storm is on course to hit large parts of Eastern United States next week.

13 Sep 2012 description
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IMPACT ON NICARAGUA AND PANAMA ALSO BEING ASSESSED

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 5, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide emergency aid to Costa Rica as necessary following a 7.6 earthquake that struck this morning. The quake was the largest earthquake in the region in 50 years—and also affected Panama and Nicaragua. The quake was centered 38 miles off the coastal resort town of Liberia and was 25 miles underground. A tsunami warning was sounded but no apparent tsunami occurred.

29 Aug 2012 description
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OPERATION USA TO AID HURRICANE RELIEF IN NEW ORLEANS AREA AND ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST

RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI TO CONTINUE

25 Aug 2012 description
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LOS ANGELES, CA (August 25, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will send emergency aid to Haiti as necessary as part of relief efforts responding to Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall yesterday and continues to bring torrential rain. The hurricane caused widespread flooding and at least 3 deaths to the island nation which is still working to recover from the devastating earthquake that hit in 2010—and the world's largest cholera epidemic in this century affecting 600,000 people.

22 Jul 2011 description
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FAMINE CONDITIONS DECLARED BY UN