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UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com

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Missions

Airlink AirBridge for Ebola Response

The Ebola outbreak affecting Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria was largest in history and the first in West Africa. During the main outbreak (Spring 2014 to Fall 2015), the virus spread to 28,465 people and took the lives of over 11,000. Sierra Leone and Liberia were especially hard hit, with high concentrations in urban areas.

The scarcity of medical supplies proved to be a major ba…

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Medical Aid for Ebola Crisis

The Ebola outbreak affecting Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria is largest in history and the first in West Africa. The virus has spread to 1850 people and has taken the lives of over 1000. Sierra Leone (730 confirmed cases, 315 fatalities) and Liberia (599 confirmed cases, 323 fatalities) are the countries most affected by this epidemic, with high concentrations in urban areas.

The sca…

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Relief Aid for Orphans

After years of severe neglect, infrastructure in the small town of Balykchy, Kyrgyzstan, was in dismal condition. The number of children in crisis remains high due to economic uncertainty and poverty throughout the region. Many live in extreme poverty in smaller towns throughout Kyrgyzstan, lacking access to hygiene supplies and educational materials.

The Fishermen received a request from a …

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Refugee Shelter

The Syrian Civil War began in 2011 as part of a protest movement known as the Arab Spring, and over the past three years, violence and unrest have defined life in Syria. In 2012, millions of Syrians fled their homes, streaming into Northern Iraq, Jordon, Lebanon and Turkey. Today, over 1.6 million Syrians have left their country seeking refuge to ensure the safety of their families. According to …

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Tsunami & Earthquake Relief

On March 11, 2011 the eastern coast of Japan was hit with 9.0 magnitude earthquake followed by a series of large tsunamis. It was the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world since modern record-keeping began in 1900.  By all accounts, this natural disaster has turned out to be one of the worst in the last 100 years. 15,889 deat…

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Earthquake Relief

On January 12, 2010 at 5:22pm local time, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake the highly populated area of Department Ouest, Haiti, approximately 16 miles from Port au Prince. By January 24, more than 50 aftershocks measuring a magnitude of 4.5 or greater had hit the area. Over the course of those 12 days, the human impact was great; the UN and USAID estimates that more than 230,000 people were killed, 30…

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