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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 »

NEWS ALERT: Huge quakes off Indonesia stir panic. Tsunami watch ultimately lifted. Watching reports from remote areas.

Operation USA is assessing whether emergency international relief assistance is needed in Aceh, Indonesia after a pair of huge earthquakes offshore.   A powerful 8.6 magnitude earthquake and a series of strong aftershocks struck off Indonesia on Wednesday, sending people scurrying from buildings as far away as southern India, but there seemed little risk of more »

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 Emergency Medical Aid to Samoa Following Earthquake and Resulting Tsunami

Operation USA announced today that it will send medical aid to both American and Western Samoa as part of the relief efforts following the tsunami that hit yesterday.

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.

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA: Community Development and Microcredit Program

Dedicated to working with poor in rural areas, Mekong Plus’ programs include livelihood training, microcredit, education and health care.

CAMBODIA: Cyclo Center Project

Cyclo drivers are some of the most vulnerable people in Phnom Penh, often living/sleeping on the streets while supporting their families in the provinces. The Cyclo Center provides a variety of services to these individuals at risk.

CAMBODIA: Counseling Center for Women and Children

A program for culturally ostracized HIV+ women and their children, providing skill training, health care and more.

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.

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA Appeals For Funds To Aid In Burmese Cyclone Disaster

LOS ANGELES (May 8, 2008)–Los Angeles based Operation USA has deployed staff already stationed in Asia to assess the needs of what is now an estimated 7 million people affected by the recent cyclone which destroyed or devastated wide swaths of Burma (aka Myanmar), especially in or near Yangon (formerly the capital Rangoon) and throughout more »