Archive for the Disaster Response Category

One Year On: Highlighting PQMD Members’ Relief Efforts in Nepal

One Year On: Highlighting PQMD Members’ Relief Efforts in Nepal April 25 of this year marked a taxing one-year anniversary for the Nepalese people. In 2015, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country. The quake and its aftershocks (including one measured at a magnitude of 7.3 on May

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International Medical Corps Responds to Earthquakes in Japan

Earthquakes in Japan

International Medical Corps Responds to Earthquakes in Japan Earthquakes that measured in magnitudes as high as 7.0 hit Kumamoto prefecture in the southern island of Kyushu in mid-April. An initial smaller quake was felt on April 14, followed by another larger tremor on April 16. This is

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PQMD Members Monitoring Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador

Ecuador earthquake map PQMD Members Monitoring Earthquakes

PQMD Members Monitoring Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador On Saturday, April 16, Japan was struck by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the southwestern city of Kumamoto-shi. The earthquake, which struck at 1:25 am local time, comes just one day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the area along with several

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AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji PQMD member AmeriCares, active in Cyclone Winston relief efforts since it hit the islands of Fiji in February, has expanded their assistance efforts to include emergency shipments totaling $1.5 million of medical aid. Contents include 46,000

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PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan

PQMD Member IMA World Health

PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan Since December 2013, the eastern side of South Sudan has been subjected to seemingly endless violence, causing a large migration to the western side of the country. Fearing for their safety, the residents of South Sudan

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AmeriCares Ready to Respond to Fiji Cyclone

Fiji Radar

AmeriCares Ready to Respond to Fiji Cyclone AmeriCares has relief workers on stand-by ready to assist the recovery from Cyclone Winston in Fiji. The storm, the most powerful storm to ever to hit Fiji, made landfall on the archipelago nation’s most populous island Saturday evening local time,

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AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai

India Flooding AmeriCares

AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai In response to extensive flooding caused by heavy rains in the Southeastern Indian city of Chennai, AmeriCares India emergency response teams have been working to aid the many people affected, specifically in the state of Tamil Nadu. An estimated

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After Koppu, AmeriCares’ ongoing aid in the Philippines

After Koppu, AmeriCares’ ongoing aid in the Philippines Typhoon Koppu made landfall on October 18th, 2015 in the Philippines. With massive wind gusts and heavy rains, the disastrous super storm left 58 people dead and over 100,000 displaced from their homes. Early estimates placed the financial damages,

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World Vision in Nepal

World Vision in Nepal On April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal and surrounding areas. Just 21 days later, a 7.3 aftershock was felt. This chain of natural disasters is the deadliest in the country’s history. It has affected over 8 million – many of these

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Heart to Heart International Responds to Haiti Refugee Crisis

Haitian Refugee Family

Heart to Heart International Responds to Haiti Refugee Crisis Since mid-June 2015, Heart to Heart International (HHI) has been responding to the crisis at the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, providing medical care, food and aid for more than one thousand refugees. These men, women

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