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Making a Difference in 2012: 94 Countries. 15 Million People.

AmeriCares - Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:41 GMT
Author: AmeriCares
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Saving lives when disaster strikes From deadly tornadoes and hurricanes that swept through the U.S. to famine in Africa to cholera epidemics in Haiti and Sierra Leone, to flood disasters, we provided lifesaving aid to people in crisis and continued our work to help stricken communities recover and rebuild. Emergency Response: In FY2012, AmeriCares responded to 24 emergency events in 18 countries with ${esc.dollar}9.3 million in total aid, providing enough medicines for 1.8 million survivors. Recovery Aid: ${esc.dollar}14.8 million in aid helped communities recover from trauma and loss in Japan, Haiti, the U.S. and Sri Lanka. Disaster Preparedness: Our new global pre-positioning initiative supported 100,000 people in 13 disaster-prone countries to help partners prepare before disaster strikes and quickly respond afterwards. Bringing health and hope to people in crisis More than 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to the medicines and care they need to be healthy. To address this need, we send medical aid to more than 2,000 hospitals and clinics in our network of trusted in-country partners. This year we provided: ${esc.dollar}271 million in lifesaving aid to help people in 36 countries. ${esc.dollar}9 million in medicines and supplies to help mothers and children seeking care at hospitals and clinics around the world. ${esc.dollar}65 million worth of total aid to bring health to people in 73 countries struggling with chronic diseases including cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Read More at »

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