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Hurricanes Irma and Maria
As food and water shortages, lack of medical supplies, and damaged infrastructure plagued Caribbean communities hard hit by hurricanes Irma and Maria, Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift Services (PALS) and Rescue Global teamed up to deliver large amounts of humanitarian aid to those in need.
Operation Airlift Caribbean partnership worked with commercial air carriers, general a…Visit the Hurricanes Irma and Maria page
Peru Flooding Response
Heavy rainfall as a result of an abnormal El Nino pattern in the southeast Pacific throughout January, February, and March has caused widespread flooding and landslides throughout northwestern South America, particularly affecting northwestern Peru. As of March 31, the flooding has killed 92 people and displaced tens of thousands, as well as damaging or destroying at least 29,000 homes and displ…Visit the Peru Flooding Response page
Beginning in the days before the hurricane, Airlink experienced high demand for transportation assistance from its NGO network, as both relief personnel and aid materials were needed to address the crisis. Together with Avianca, Copa Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and United Airlines, Airlink helped deploy 39 personnel on Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs), groups of relief personne…Visit the Hurricane Matthew page
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador on the evening of April 16, knocking down buildings, destroying roads, and creating massive infrastructural issues across the country, as well as taking the lives of 661 people and injuring some 27,700 more. The quake triggered landslides and spurred the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to issue a warning for the nearby Pacific coastline.
In …Visit the Ecuador Earthquake page
Severe Earthquake Response
On April 25, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal, followed by a second 7.3 magnitude earthquake on May 12, with aftershocks in the range of magnitudes 5.6 to 6.3 in the hours following the second quake. Airlink is currently helping its NGO and airline partners respond.
As of May 12, the death toll has climbed to more than 9,000 people, and more than 23,000 were injured. The UN es…Visit the Severe Earthquake Response page
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…Visit the Airlink AirBridge for Ebola Response page
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…Visit the Medical Aid for Ebola Crisis page
Medical Relief in Ecuador
AmeriCares is working with local health care partners and medical outreach teams in the region to deliver and distribute medicine and relief supplies for survivors. Emergency shipments of 32 tons of medicine, medical supplies and family emergency kits from AmeriCares have arrived in Ecuador. These shipments are helping to resupply hospitals and clinics damaged by the earthquake.
In addition, th…Visit the Medical Relief in Ecuador page