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August 15, 2011

NEWS RELEASE: Julie Andrews Appeals For Support For East African Drought & Famine Victims

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 of […]

August 5, 2011

DROUGHT CRISIS IN EAST AFRICA: Disaster Response

East Africa is currently experiencing the worst drought to hit the region in 60 years. The UN has officially declared famine in parts of southern Somalia—regions of Lower Shabelle and southern Bakool. It is predicted that the entire south of Somalia will face famine within the next two months. Operation USA is working to assess […]

MIDWEST/SOUTHERN U.S. TORNADO/FLOOD RELIEF 2011: Recovery Projects

2011 has been an exceptionally destructive and deadly year for tornadoes–the deadliest year for tornadoes in the United States since 1936. Worldwide, at least 560 people perished due to tornadoes—546 of those in the United States, due in large part to several extremely large tornado outbreaks in April and late May.   Operation USA has […]

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 […]

July 21, 2011

NEWS RELEASE: OpUSA Responds to Drought Crisis in East Africa

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 in 60 years. The UN has officially declared famine in parts of southern Somalia—regions of Lower Shabelle and […]

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