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April 20, 2016

Ecuador Earthquake Recovery

Luis Acosta/AFP/Getty Images  April 18, 2016 On Saturday, April 16, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northwestern coast of Ecuador, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. The quake–the worst to hit the country since 1987–leveled buildings, destroyed roads and bridges, damaged structures and triggered landslides. The earthquake also caused a subsequent tsunami warning for communities along […]

April 17, 2016

NEWS RELEASE: Operation USA to Aid Recovery Efforts in Ecuador Following Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake

April 17, 2016–Operation USA, a Los Angeles-based international relief agency, announced today that is assessing needs in Ecuador following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The agency will focus on medical and educational recovery while providing aid to communities most in need in the aftermath of the deadly tremor.   The earthquake—the deadliest to hit Ecuador since […]

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 […]

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