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NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Earthquake Relief Efforts in Costa Rica

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO AID EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORTS IN COSTA RICA IMPACT ON NICARAGUA AND PANAMA ALSO BEING ASSESSED LOS ANGELES, CA (September 5, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide emergency aid to Costa Rica as necessary following a 7.6 earthquake that struck this morning. The more »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Hurricane Relief in New Orleans and Gulf Coast

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA TO AID HURRICANE RELIEF IN NEW ORLEANS AREA AND ON THE MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI TO CONTINUE LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2012)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency Operation USA announced today that it will provide emergency aid to the New Orleans area and the Mississippi Gulf Coast more »

SITUATION REPORT: Southeast Asia Floods

SITUATION REPORT SOUTHEAST ASIA FLOODS October 28, 2011 Since July, multiple tropical storms and heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding across Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Burma, and the Philippines, resulting in approximately 900 deaths, affecting an estimated 9 million others, and inundating thousands of houses and acres of cropland. To date, more »

ALERT: Ready for Irene — A message from CEO Richard Walden

Like you, Operation USA is closely monitoring reports of Hurricane Irene’s path of destruction as it makes its way north.  65 million people are in its path.   We want you to imagine that you are here with us at Operation USA headquarters in Los Angeles as we watch the storm–and prepare to be useful more »

NEWS RELEASE: Boeing, RwandAir and Operation USA Partner to Deliver Books to Kigali, Rwanda

BOEING DELIVERS RWANDAIR’S FIRST 737 BOEING SKY INTERIOR RwandAir becomes first African carrier to own and operate 737 with Boeing Sky Interior Boeing, RwandAir and Operation USA partner to deliver 1,500 school books SEATTLE, Aug. 25, 2011– Boeing today delivered a Next-Generation 737 with the new Boeing Sky Interior to RwandAir, making it the first more »

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 »

NEWS RELEASE: Honeywell Sponsors Operation USA Aid Flight to Haiti

Operation USA flies first airlift of medical supplies to Haiti today, with donated jet from Honeywell

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Readies Airlifts for Haiti

An initial airlift of emergency medical supplies, including large quantities of broad-spectrum antibiotics is slated to leave Los Angeles early next week.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Prepares Emergency Aid in Response to Earthquakes in Haiti

OPERATION USA to send emergency medical aid to Haiti following earthquakes. Devastation in capital Port-au-Prince.

SITUATION REPORT: Indonesia Earthquake 2009—Disaster Response in Sumatra

Situation report from Sumatra, Indonesia following earthquakes on Sept 30 and Oct 1. As many as 3,000 people might still be trapped under collapsed buildings. The number of casualties is expected to rise as search and rescue efforts continue.

SITUATION REPORT: Tropical Storm Ketsana & Typhoon Parma—Disaster Response in the Philippines

Situation overview from Manila includes most recent updates on the arrival of Typhoon Parma, forecast to hit the Philippines on Saturday, 3 October.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Prepares Medical Aid in Response to Earthquakes in Indonesia

Operation USA announced today that it will send medical aid to Indonesia following a series of earthquakes that wreacked havoc across the island of Sumatra.

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

ACTION ALERT: Crisis In Gaza

OPERATION USA JOINS 25 MAJOR AMERICAN RELIEF AGENCIES IN EFFORT TO SEND MEDICAL AID TO CIVILIANS IN GAZA JANUARY 8, 2009 Your support is needed for this urgent humanitarian crisis. International aid organizations are mobilizing responses to the current humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Recent air strikes and a ground offensive have exacerbated an already serious more »

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 »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Partnering With Gulf Coast Clinics In Preparation For Hurricane Gustav Response

LOS ANGELES (September 1, 2008) The Los Angeles-based international disaster relief agency, Operation USA, is working with communities likely to be affected by Hurricane Gustav next week. Operation USA was active in Hurricanes Katrina and Rita which struck Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi on August 29, 2005 (Katrina) and again in mid September, 2005 (Rita). The more »