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A Letter from President and CEO Richard Walden

Dear Friends, After 34 years working in disaster relief and development, Operation USA has learned that an increasingly diverse media environment too often diverts our focus away from vital activities aimed at alleviating human suffering and promoting human development around the world. When war and military involvements, hotly contested national elections and political debates, and more »


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NEWS RELEASE: Honeywell and Operation USA Break Ground on Elder Community Center in Japan

HONEYWELL AND OPERATION USA BREAK GROUND ON ELDER COMMUNITY CENTER IN OFUNATO, JAPAN Honeywell Ibasho House to open next spring to support residents affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami OFUNATO, IWATE, JAPAN – October 24, 2012 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Operation USA announced today that they will begin construction on an more »

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FIELD VISIT: Jacmel, Haiti. CNN Visits ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ and first annual Soccer Tournament held

Operation USA hosted our first annual soccer tournament at ‘Ecole Nationale JM Henriquez’ — the school we rebuilt in partnership with Honeywell. We were delighted to welcome dignitaries from Honeywell — as well as CNN’s Soledad O’Brien — to the days festivities! view album on Flickr

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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