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March 14, 2016

A Note on Cuba from President & CEO Richard Walden

March 14, 2016 — On Monday, March 21, President Barack Obama will become the first American President to visit Cuba since 1928, when Calvin Coolidge attended the Pan American Conference in Havana. In 1996, President Clinton signed the Helms-Burton Act, transferring the authority to remove the far-reaching trade embargo to Congress, and thereby limiting a […]

March 10, 2016

UPDATE: Drought and Famine in Ethiopia

March 10, 2016 — Operation USA has a unique history in Ethiopia. During the east African famine of 1984-85 we flew the very first 747 cargo jet ever to land at Addis Ababa’s airport, thereby doubling its capacity to receive emergency aid. Our 120-ton shipment of emergency supplies was matched by a second flight we […]

February 22, 2016

Tropical Cyclone Winston Recovery: How To Help

February 22, 2016 — On Saturday, February 20, Tropical Cyclone Winston—the largest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere—made landfall in Fiji. The Category 5 storm battered the islands with winds as high as 224 mph, and heavy rains caused severe flooding across the country.   Tropical Cyclone Winston, Photo: The Washington Post  A reported […]

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA To Aid Recovery Efforts in Fiji Following Tropical Cyclone Winston

Los Angeles, Calif., February 22, 2016–Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that it is assessing needs and planning recovery efforts after Tropical Cyclone Winston—the strongest tropical storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere—hit Fiji this weekend. The Category 5 storm, which made landfall on Saturday, battered the island nation with heavy […]

January 5, 2016

Update: Winterization Project in Fyakse, Dhading, Nepal

January 5, 2016 — On Saturday, April 25th, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake–the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in more than 80 years–struck just outside the country’s heavily populated capital, Kathmandu, impacting areas across the country and its neighboring borders with India, China, Bangladesh and Tibet. The disaster triggered deadly avalanches on Mount Everest and in […]

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