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07 Jul 2011 description
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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.

29 Dec 2010 description
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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.

01 Oct 2010 description
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The report describes International Aid's latest activities, highlighting activities e.g. in Uganda and Haiti, and inculding statistic about the FY2010.

26 Jul 2006 description
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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.

12 Oct 2005 description
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  • 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

12 Oct 2005 description
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- 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

09 Oct 2005 description
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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.

14 Sep 2005 description
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- Agency assuming leadership of government distribution facility at Stennis International Airport
- Focus shifts to medical needs, long-term redevelopment: Demand for food products diminishes

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 14, 2005 -- International Aid announced today that it has now shipped relief supplies valued at more than $7.5 million to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The agency's effort has involved sending more than 60 semi-truck loads and organizing numerous flights from Michigan to the Gulf Coast region.

14 Sep 2005 description
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  • Agency assuming leadership of government distribution facility at Stennis International Airport
  • Focus shifts to medical needs, long-term redevelopment: Demand for food products diminishes

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Sept. 14, 2005 -- International Aid announced today that it has now shipped relief supplies valued at more than $7.5 million to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The agency's effort has involved sending more than 60 semi-truck loads and organizing numerous flights from Michigan to the Gulf Coast region.

15 Mar 2005 description
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Tsunami Relief -- Phase II

Spring Lake, MI, March 15, 2005 - The tsunami disaster is no longer front page news, but in the areas devastated by this tragedy, the effects are very real and will be felt for years to come.

20 Jan 2005 description
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SPRING LAKE, Mich. - Jan. 20, 2005 - As tsunami assistance efforts progress from emergency rescue to relief, International Aid is responding to the growing threat of outbreaks of highly communicable diseases with $4.6 million in vital pharmaceuticals.

"There are now more than 500,000 people in the Banda Aceh area alone living in tightly packed refuge camps," said International Aid President Myles Fish, who just returned from the region.

04 Jan 2005 description
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President Myles Fish departs for Indonesia to oversee distribution

SPRING LAKE, Mich., Jan. 4, 2005 -- International Aid, a health-focused Christian relief and development organization that provides for both the physical and spiritual needs of people worldwide, tomorrow is shipping $3 million in supplies to tsunami victims in Indonesia.

03 Jan 2005 description
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Goal of $2 million will ship $5 million to $10 million in relief supplies

Spring Lake, Mich., Jan.

28 Dec 2004 description
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SPRING LAKE, Mich., Dec. 28, 2004 -- As the magnitude of this weekend's earthquake in Indonesia and surrounding countries becomes clearer, International Aid has announced plans to send an initial shipment of $3 million in medical and relief supplies to the region. These supplies will provide relief to 10,000 displaced families.

"With tens of thousands dead and millions displaced, this is a disaster of epic proportions," said Myles Fish, president and CEO of International Aid.

01 Oct 2004 description
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In 2003, International Aid linked with partners in the region to assist the Iraqi people by providing food and relief supplies. With expertise in emergency relief, transitional activities, and long-term development, International Aid has launched a comprehensive response in collaboration with its partners that includes relief to hurting families, refurbishment of hospitals, and the provision of medicines and medical supplies.

International Aid has established medical clinics and water filtration systems in Baghdad, Basra, Mosul, and Kirkuk, in partnership with local churches.

01 Oct 2004 description
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In the village of Taingi Saidan, north of Kabul, houses are made of crude bricks and mud, with no running water or electricity. Dugout holes serve as common toilets, and improper sanitation creates seedbeds of sickness. Mosquitoes and sand flies infest the area and are common vehicles for disease.

01 Aug 2004 description
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Two International Aid program staff returned to Afghanistan in July 2004 and report significant changes there. Sonny Enriquez, Vice President of International Programs, states, "Life in Kabul is much different than when International Aid first went to Afghanistan. Today it is a throbbing city. People are busy moving around in new public buses brought in from India and Japan. Yellow taxi cabs abound. Traffic and rush hour is part of life. There are shops everywhere.

01 Jun 2004 description
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Spring Lake, MI - June 1, 2004: International Aid is responding to the recent floods in Haiti in the following ways:

12 Feb 2004 description
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SPRING LAKE, Mich. (AP) -- Two workers from a Michigan-based aid organization have returned from a trip to Iraq to establish three more portable medical clinics and set up two water filtration systems.

28 Oct 2003 description
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[SPRING LAKE, Mich., Oct. 28, 2003] People in developing nations will receive more of the proper medical equipment they need thanks to guidelines developed by International Aid and presented at a meeting of leading donor organizations.