HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
AmeriCares Emergency Aid Shipment Headed for Somalia

VAdvert Press Center

2316 days ago   Article ID# 1157074
Original URL

 

AmeriCares

LONDON, U K (VAdvert Press Center ) - AmeriCares first emergency shipment for the famine in Somalia is on its way to Mogadishu where thousands of starving children and adults are arriving daily in search of food, clean water and shelter. The shipment, which departed from AmeriCares Amsterdam warehouse today, contains enough basic medicines and supplies to treat 15,000 malnourished patients at risk of dying from preventable diseases. The medical aid will be used in health care clinics and by mobile medical teams treating the swelling refugee population in and around the capital city, which is estimated at around 100,000 and growing every day.

AmeriCares is coordinating the distribution of this lifesaving aid through a Mogadishu-based partner that has worked in Somalia for nearly 20 years and operates 21 health care clinics in the southern and south central regions of the country. A second medical aid shipment is planned for the coming weeks.

“One out of every three people in Somalia is suffering from acute malnutrition, which weakens their immune systems and dramatically increases their risk of contracting disease,” said AmeriCares SVP of Global Programs Christoph Gorder. “With tens of thousands of people crowded into squalid, unsanitary conditions, disease can spread like wildfire. By providing antibiotics that fight infections and other basic medicines and supplies, AmeriCares will save countless lives.”

The United Nations recently declared a famine in parts of Somalia, where 70 percent of the population is in crisis due to one of the worst droughts in decades and an escalating political conflict. AmeriCares has established an Africa Disaster Relief Fund to help direct critical resources to Somalia and the surrounding region

AmeriCares has been aiding survivors of natural disasters, political conflict and extreme poverty in Africa and around the world for nearly 30 years, saving lives and restoring health and hope. AmeriCares has provided $11.5 million in aid to Somalia since 1988, including more than $3 million in medicines, nutritional supplements, and vitamins during the last major drought and food crisis in 2008 and 2009.

Copyright 2017 VAdvert Press Center    (Copyright Terms)
Updated 2316 days ago   Article ID# 1157074

AmeriCares     View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More AmeriCares News

Nestlé Waters partners with AmeriCares, Feeding America and Gleaning For The World to deliver bottled water to Louisiana communities

466 days ago From vendingmarketwatch.com 

FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN - ...

AmeriCares deploys relief workers to flood-stricken Louisiana

477 days ago From westfaironline.com 

WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK - ...

WHO says $56 million needed to fight Zika spread in coming months

663 days ago From washingtonpost.com 

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ...

AmeriCares to deliver $13 million worth of medicine, supplies to Nepal

933 days ago From americanbazaaronline.com 

GERMANTOWN, MARYLAND - ...

AmeriCares sending help after Nepal earthquake

958 days ago From blog.ctnews.com 

BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Climate change will bring more and more heat waves

Action: Climate Change

The heat in Malaysia often feels next to unbearable. For days on end, the sun is scorching and the heat is sweltering. That, ...

End Phosphate Mining in Manatee County

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The expansion of phosphate mining in Manatee County would threaten freshwater resources in the Myakka and Peace River watersh ...

Amazon basin deforestation could disrupt distant rainforest by remote climate connection

Action: Stop Deforestation

The ongoing deforestation around the fringes of the Amazon may have serious consequences for the untouched deeper parts of th ...

Stop coal mining assault on this roadless forest

Action: Stop Pollution

President Trump has been clear since day one that he’s turning over the nation’s public lands and environment to King Coa ...

Defend our wildlife from the search for Atlantic oil

Action: Save Our Oceans

From Maine to Florida, people along the East Coast strongly oppose offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean -- yet ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright The Charity Vault All rights reserved.