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FIELD VISIT: Cambodia and Sri Lanka, Spring 2012

OpUSA CEO Richard Walden and Director of Operations Jamaica Walden traveled to Cambodia and Sri Lanka this spring–visiting partners and programs. Stops included Sihanouk Hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia–and an outing to observe their mobile clinic program set up to care for a displaced population of 500 people 90 minutes north of Phnom Penh. In more »

SRI LANKA: Post-Conflict Projects, 2012

In the aftermath of both the 2004 Tsunami and decades of civil war, Operation USA is addressing the humanitarian crisis that continues in Sri Lanka.

Backpacks for Pakistan. Sequoyah School supports OpUSA’s Flood Relief Projects

Many thanks to the Sequoyah School! In response to the massive flooding that hit much of Pakistan in the summer of 2010, the “Over There” Class (5th and 6th grades) collected school supplies to add to Operation USA’s relief efforts focusing on education. We are always greatly impressed by the enthusiasm and generosity of our more »


SITUATION REPORT: PAKISTAN, MONSOON FLOODS September 1, 2010 Source: United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs The Government now reports that over 18 million people have been affected by the floods. The death toll stands at 1,667. Over 1.2 million houses have been damaged or destroyed. Floodwaters are receding in many areas, and more »

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Responds To Pakistan Flood Disaster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OPERATION USA RESPONDS TO SOUTH ASIA FLOOD DISASTER LOS ANGELES, CA (August 3, 2010)—Los Angeles-based International relief agency, Operation USA announced that will provide disaster relief assistance in response to unusually heavy monsoonal flooding in a wide region of northwest Pakistan and northeast Afghanistan. Many of the areas which were devastated by more »

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: Learning Center for Girls

Operation USA is supporting the construction of The Visions Learning Center, which will be built adjacent to the Kalagam Girls School in Colombo.

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.

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