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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 »


Operation USA is currently partnering with local Haitian NGO L’Athletique d’Haiti to construct a cafeteria to meet the increased demand created by recent disasters.

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 »

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 »

CALIFORNIA: Clinics Supply Program

For over 29 years, Operation USA has provided supplies, equipment and medicines—free of charge—to community clinics and health centers throughout California.


In the 10 years since Hurricane Mitch devastated the region, Operation USA has made a long-term commitment to the village of Santa Rosa, Nicaragua.

PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY PROJECTS: Immediate response and long-term projects

The morning of October 8, 2005, a 7.6 earthquake hit Pakistan—leaving more than 80,000 dead, over 100,000 injured and 3.5 million homeless in northern Pakistan and Kashmir, the region divided between India and Pakistan. Operation USA responded to the disaster rapidly with an airlift of medical supplies. Additional support was provided to rebuild homes, a more »

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Disaster Response–An Overview

Operation USA continues post-hurricane projects in Louisiana and Mississippi–with an emphasis on community health clinics. Although there has been significant progress in much of the region, many residents are still struggling to reconstruct their lives.

Indian Ocean Tsunami: Disaster Response–An Overview

One of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history, Operation USA’s extensive relief work included projects funded in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and India.

SRI LANKA: Tsunami Disaster Response–Kallady Village Project

Operation USA’s largest Tsunami relief project has been in the fishing village of Kallady, Sri Lanka. As part of a long-term commitment to the village, ongoing projects continue.

Hurricanes Gustav & Ike: Disaster Response in the Gulf Coast, USA

Following a Category 2 hurricane on September 1, 2008, Operation USA responded with aid to Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Texas.

Hurricanes Gustav & Ike: Disaster Response in Cuba and Haiti

In September 2008, Hurricane Ike slammed into the Caribbean hitting Haiti and Cuba, causing serious flooding, wind damage and crop devastation.

Mid-West Floods: Disaster Response in Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois

In June and July of 2008, back to back rain storms slammed the American Midwest causing some of the worst flooding in over a decade. Operation USA responded with emergency medical, shelter and nutritional supplies.

Airlifts: A History

An overview of supply airlifts from 1979 to present.

Cyclone Nargis: Disaster Response in Myanmar

On May 3, 2008 Cyclone Nargis, a category 4 cyclone, hit the Irrawaddy delta region of Myanmar. Operation USA worked to provide medical supplies for populations not being reached by other humanitarian aid.