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02 Aug 2017 description
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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.

27 Jul 2017 description
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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.

03 Jun 2017 description
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Stamford, Conn. – June 2, 2017 – Americares is deploying a response team to Sri Lanka, where severe flooding and landslides have killed more than 200 people and left thousands homeless.

The health-focused relief and development organization is mobilizing experienced disaster response experts from its offices in Mumbai, India, and the United States to meet survivors’ immediate health needs. More than 800,000 people in 15 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been forced to evacuate their homes since heavy rains began on May 25.

04 Oct 2016 description
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Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 3, 2016 – AmeriCares is preparing to respond to Hurricane Matthew as the Caribbean braces for one of the most powerful storms in nearly a decade. The category 4 storm is headed toward western Haiti with punishing winds and up to 40 inches of rain, increasing the risk of flash floods and mudslides. An AmeriCares emergency response team on the ground in Haiti is coordinating with partner organizations throughout the country to prepare for the storm as it bears down on Haiti and Jamaica.

20 Jul 2016 description
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Providing relief supplies and pychosocial support in earthquake damaged communities

An AmeriCares emergency team is at work in Ecuador, helping families and communities begin the recovery from the strongest earthquake to hit the country since 1979.

02 Jun 2016 description
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Providing relief supplies and psychosocial support in earthquake damaged communities

An AmeriCares emergency team is at work in Ecuador, helping families and communities begin the recovery from the strongest earthquake to hit the country since 1979.

23 Apr 2016 description
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Responding to deadly earthquake – aid shipment preparation underway

19 Apr 2016 description
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Responding to deadly earthquake – worst in decades

An AmeriCares emergency team is deploying to Ecuador, responding to the strongest earthquake to hit the country since 1979. The 7.8-magnitude quake struck on Saturday April 16, killing hundreds of people and injuring more than 2,500. AmeriCares is also working with health care partners in the region to deliver medicine and relief supplies for survivors.

14 Mar 2016 description
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A second AmeriCares emergency response team is on the ground in Fiji, helping with the recovery from Cyclone Winston. The Category 5 storm – the strongest on record in the Southern Hemisphere – made landfall Saturday evening local time, leaving a path of destruction including flattened homes and downed power lines. More than 40 people are confirmed dead, thousands of homes are damaged or destroyed, and many areas have lost power, water, and communications.

07 Mar 2016 description
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AmeriCares successful program helps to keep a nurse, her family and patients safe in Tanzania

When Fatuma leaves her job as a nurse every night to tuck her daughters into bed, she hopes she is not bringing home an illness that will harm them.

With help from AmeriCares, Fatuma will soon be certain that not only is she safe at her job, but her family, patients and neighbors are protected from infectious disease as well. “If we are safe, the community is safe,” she says. “That’s how the cycle goes.”

22 Feb 2016 description
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An AmeriCares emergency response team is on the ground in Fiji to help with the recovery from Cyclone Winston. The Category 5 storm – the strongest on record in the Southern Hemisphere – made landfall Saturday evening local time, leaving a path of destruction including flattened homes and downed power lines. At least 29 people are confirmed dead, hundreds of homes are damaged or destroyed, and many areas have lost power, water, and communications. Fiji’s government has declared a month-long state of natural disaster to recover from the catastrophic cyclone.

20 Feb 2016 description
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Continuing health services support for families caught in five years of conflict

AmeriCares has more than $3 million in medicine on the way to help children and families in war-torn Syria. Shipments of antibiotics, cardiovascular medicine, intravenous fluids and diabetes medication are in transit.

06 Feb 2016 description
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AmeriCares is on the frontlines of the Zika crisis, caring for patients with suspected infections and providing education on how to prevent the disease. Clinicians at the AmeriCares Family Clinic in El Salvador are diagnosing suspected Zika infections and providing ultrasounds to pregnant patients concerned about the health of their unborn babies.

14 Jan 2016 description
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Responding to critical need for medicine and supplies as border crisis drives fuel shortage

AmeriCares is rushing an emergency delivery of essential medicines for hospitals in Nepal running critically low on supplies due to the nation’s ongoing severe fuel shortages. Two tons of medicine, including antibiotics, wound-care supplies, antifungal medication and anti-diarrheal treatments are on the way in response to an urgent appeal from the World Health Organization.

14 Jan 2016 description
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AmeriCares emergency response and medical teams have been at work with local partners in the state of Tamil Nadu since Dec. 7, providing basic health services to families displaced by the worst flooding in 100 years.

In 154 medical camps, the India medical team and its partners have treated more than 28,000 patients in four districts in Tamil Nadu state: Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur and Cuddalore. The focus is on ensuring that families displaced by the floods have access to essential primary care services, including basic medicines.

16 Dec 2015 description
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An AmeriCares India emergency response and medical team has deployed in the state of Tamil Nadu, providing basic health services to families displaced by the worst flooding in 100 years

The India team has completed 51 of the 60 medical camps planned for the Chennai flooding, treating 7,000 patients across three districts. Each camp is staffed by two physicians.

16 Dec 2015 description
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AmeriCares Philippines team continues to provide critical medical and humanitarian aid to communities heavily affected by recent typhoons.

In early response efforts to Typhoon Koppu, the team distributed family emergency kits in the northern region of the country. The initial aid was followed by the delivery of critical supplies and equipment to damaged health facilities, including a generator for the Rural Health Unit of Dipaculao, Aurora, allowing them to resume admitting patients for their birthing facility and continue their vaccination program.

05 Dec 2015 description
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AmeriCares is deploying medical teams to Tamil Nadu, where relentless flooding has closed schools and a major airport in Chennai and claimed at least 269 lives.

The first team, organized by the AmeriCares India office in Mumbai in partnership with the Indian Medical Association, is headed to Chennai, Thiruvaloor and Kanchipuram in the coming days.

05 Nov 2015 description
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When school starts in Kumasi, Ghana, students receive pencils, books and a little white pill – Vermox. The pill kills intestinal parasites that rob children of nutrients, creating weakness and even malnutrition. Treatment is simple and effective. Regular doses have been shown to increase school attendance, improve health and even boost earnings during adult years.

29 Oct 2015 description
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Two years ago, Kla Williams’s lost his job when his hometown of Monrovia, Liberia, was overwhelmed by Ebola. He followed his impulse to help his country and is now a skilled infection prevention and control worker – one of hundreds of West Africans AmeriCares has trained in the lifesaving skills that prevent infections from spreading in hospitals, clinics and homes. “We are ready for any kind of outbreak, but before we were not ready,” says Williams.