Navigation Links
'Undeterred Despite the Obstacles': American Refugee Committee Responds to Tragedy in Myanmar
Date:5/10/2008

MINNEAPOLIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Refugee Committee (ARC) is delivering relief supplies to the survivors of the tragedy in Myanmar. In partnership with World Vision, ARC will provide life-saving medical supplies and food, including items such as water purification tablets, medicines, and mosquito nets to thousands of survivors.

ARC will also send a relief team to the region next week, pending visas. The team will be led by ARC Thailand Country Director Gary Dahl and include experts in logistics and medical care.

"The operating environment is incredibly challenging, but we at ARC remain undeterred despite the obstacles," said Hugh Parmer, ARC President. "We are ready to assist those who have lost so much in this unimaginable tragedy."

ARC has a long history of working with refugees from Myanmar and in conducting disaster relief in this region. ARC currently provides relief services in Thailand to more than 300,000 people, most of whom are from Myanmar. And in 2004, ARC launched an extensive tsunami relief program which restored boats for fishermen who had lost them in the tsunami. The project was later recognized by the Bush-Clinton Foundation for its effectiveness and was awarded a $1 million grant.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN REFUGEE COMMITTEE: The American Refugee Committee (ARC) is a nonprofit, nonsectarian international humanitarian relief organization. For 29 years, ARC has worked to save and improve the lives of refugees and others uprooted by tragedy throughout Africa and Asia. ARC currently assists nearly 3 million refugees and displaced people in 8 countries around the world. Visit http://www.ARCrelief.org for more information.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Refugee Committee
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Kidney disease worsens in a fourth of African-Americans despite therapy for hypertension
2. Breast Cancer Unchanged in Black Women, Despite Drop in HRT Use
3. Guardian Survey: Despite Perceived Effectiveness, Most Employees Who Participate in Wellness Programs Do Not Stay Committed
4. African Americans less likely than whites to get colonoscopy despite family history of colon cancer
5. The ABCs of childhood zs: Snoring may be chronic despite surgery
6. Bay State Restaurants Still Using Artificial Trans Fat Despite Health Risks
7. Despite Looming Shortage of State and Local Public Health Workers, Americans Confident Governments are Prepared to Deal with Public Health Threats
8. Despite popularity, researcher finds not everyone can successfully learn through online courses
9. Facial asymmetry persists despite surgery to correct congenital deformity
10. HIV persists in the gut despite long-term HIV therapy
11. Despite Oncologists Willingness to Prescribe Avastin for Treatment of Breast Cancer, the FDA is Likely to Rule Against the Product on February 23
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along ... updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to host ... items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness for ... The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an ... showcase a range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American ... to be held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ... introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad ... comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... WASHINGTON , Sept. 28, 2017 Cohen ... to advance the use of wearable and home sensors ... brain disorders. Early Signal Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused ... populations, will provide an affordable analytical system to record ... ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), ... solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to appear on ... for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: http://www.doctoroz.com/page/where-watch-dr-oz-show ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, The Dr. ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017  EpiVax, Inc., ... vaccine design, and immune-engineering today announced the launch ... the development of personalized therapeutic cancer vaccines. EpiVax ... provided exclusive access to enabling technologies to the ... MBA will lead EpiVax Oncology as Chief Executive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: