Archive for the Humanitarian Assistance Category

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on World Humanitarian Day

Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on World Humanitarian Day The White House Office of the Press Secretary On World Humanitarian Day, we honor humanitarians across the globe for their compassion and their courage.  We remember the 22 UN and relief agency staff who died

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Heart to Heart International Contributes to Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Heart to Heart International Contributes to Syrian Refugees in Turkey In a groundbreaking humanitarian initiative, Heart to Heart International (HHI), a leading health delivery and crisis relief agency, has teamed up with the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees, the nation’s premiere interfaith coalition addressing the crisis, and

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US Congress approves long-sought Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act

US Congress approves long-sought Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act Source: Adva Saldinger/devex It was first introduced more than five years ago, but after many negotiations, the Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act has been approved by the United States Congress and is on its way to President

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AmeriCares Responds to India’s Historic Drought

AmeriCares Responds to India’s Historic Drought As India’s worst drought in more than four decades shatters the lives of millions of people in the west central state of Maharashtra, AmeriCares India is mobilizing a response to help residents facing water scarcity, food shortages, and loss of livelihood.

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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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PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought

Ethiopia's Widespread Drought

PQMD Member International Medical Corps Takes Action Against Ethiopia’s Widespread Drought Over the past year in Ethiopia, two seasons of inadequate rainfall and the drastic climactic effects of El Nino have left regions throughout the country in severe states of drought. The widespread phenomenon has affected agricultural

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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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Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia

Project HOPE staff continue to assess needs of refugees passing through transit center in macedonia

Project HOPE Supports Refugee Crisis from Macedonia In Macedonia, thousands of refugees a day from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa continue to cross the Greece/Macedonia border, on a popular route through the country to reach final destinations in European Union nations. The influx of refugees has put

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Mercy Ships approves deployment of the Africa Mercy

Africa Mercy Ship

Mercy Ships approves deployment of the Africa Mercy We are so happy to share the following note we received from Russ Holmes, our member representative from Mercy Ships. Congratulations to the Mercy Ships team as you prepare to deploy this beautiful ship that will do so much

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IMA World Health Helps Women ‘Overcome’ SGBV in Eastern DR Congo

IMA World Health Helps Women ‘Overcome’ SGBV in Eastern DR Congo Involving women in decision-making bodies is necessary for the sustainable development of communities. However, women in the Democratic Republic of Congo are often overwhelmed with ensuring their own survival due to violence and frequent pregnancies, which

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