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NEWS RELEASE: Julie Andrews Appeals For Support For East African Drought & Famine Victims

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULIE ANDREWS, OPERATION USA FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER APPEALS FOR SUPPORT FOR EAST AFRICAN DROUGHT & FAMINE VICTIMS LOS ANGELES, CA (August 15, 2011)— A message from Julie Andrews, Operation USA Founding Board Member: “Like many of you, I’ve been watching the developing story of yet another famine in East Africa. The images more »

DROUGHT CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA & BEYOND: A message from Richard Walden, President & CEO

Operation USA is focusing on providing safe (e.g., purified) water to refugees from Somalia languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, and to internally displaced drought victims in southern Ethiopia. We are working with local partners including Oxfam America and Africa Humanitarian Action, an Ethiopia-based Pan-African NGO. Both are excellent NGOs and more »

NEWS RELEASE: OpUSA Responds to Drought Crisis in East Africa

For Immediate Release OPERATION USA TO AID DROUGHT RELIEF EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA FAMINE CONDITIONS DECLARED BY UN LOS ANGELES, CA (July 21, 2011)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will send emergency aid to East Africa as part of relief efforts responding to the worst drought to hit the region more »

MATERIAL AID SHIPMENTS: Japan, Cambodia and The Philippines receive vital medical and emergency supplies

MATERIAL AID SHIPMENTS: 2011 From antibiotics to vitamin A, water purifications tablets to surgical packs—Operation USA has been delivering material aid in the form of donated medical supplies and equipment, medicines and vitamins, education and shelter materials to people in need from its earliest days forward. A cornerstone of our work, Operation USA is proud more »

SITUATION REPORT: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

Haiti • Cholera Situation Report 16 November 2010 Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Situation Overview The Ministry of Public Health (MSPP) reports the latest statistics on the cholera epidemic as 1,034 deaths and 16,799 hospitalised cases according to data collected up to 14 November. To date, cases have been more »

NEWS RELEASE: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti–Operation USA Readies Aid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHOLERA OUTBREAK IN HAITI: OPERATION USA READIES AID LOS ANGELES, CA (October 28, 2010)— Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will direct sanitary and disease prevention materials to partners in the City of Jacmel and Port-au-Prince in response to the cholera outbreak that brought over 300 deaths and more »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA To Send Aid To The Philippines After Typhoon Ketsana Devastates Manila

Operation USA is preparing relief supplies to assist in and around Manila as they try to assist nearly 450,000 people in immediate need of assistance as a direct result of flooding caused by torrential rains caused by Typhoon Ketsana.

OpUSA Honored by Louisiana Clinics Association

June 2009 Operation USA is the proud recipient of the Louisiana Primary Care Association’s annual Guardian Award for service to Louisiana’s uninsured and underinsured populations. “As a staunch supporter of LPCA and the state’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, we would like to commend you for your efforts when natural disasters affected Louisiana.  Your organization was one of the more »

NEWS RELEASE: Swine Flu Prevention Aid Asked for San Diego Clinics

Los Angeles-based International Relief Agency, Operation USA, Responds to Emergency Request from San Diego County-area Health Clinics.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Appeals for Funds to Aid Humanitarian Crisis in Sri Lanka

Joins Global Relief Community in Calling for Immediate Access to Conflict Zones for Humanitarian Workers

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Speeds Relief To Texas In Response To Hurricane Ike

LOS ANGELES (September 12, 2008)—Los Angeles based international relief agency, Operation USA, is responding to Hurricane Ike’s arrival in Texas and preparing a shipment of medical supplies and other essentials to health centers throughout the affected region. Operation USA is working with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers which is dealing with the medical more »