Category Archives: Emergency

Building Sustainable Disaster Recovery Programs for the Long Term in Japan

Ramona Bajema, our country representative in Japan, has spent recent weeks on an inspiring journey, visiting 20 partners helped by AmeriCares following the 2011 triple disaster. These partners have developed sustainable programs that have become so successful they are now part of the fabric of the community.

How Hurricane Katrina Inspired a Career and Built a Network

Kate Dischino, our Associate Director of Emergency Programs, tells how her career began with the personal relationships that grew out of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and how AmeriCares has built a strong network of partners to meet health emergencies since that time.

When the Rains Come, What Happens Then?

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. What is going to happen when the monsoons hit … Continue reading When the Rains Come, What Happens Then?

The Consequences of Survival

An AmeriCares team arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal, just 48 hours after the April 25 earthquake. AmeriCares teams have been holding mobile health clinics for survivors and traveling to rural areas with stocks of medicine and supplies, to treat survivors and assess needs at hospitals and clinics. On Day 5 after the earthquake, patients were still … Continue reading The Consequences of Survival