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  • AMDA Emergency Relief #31: Crisis in Ukraine

    Publication date:2022-08-09

    Beregsurany

    At a help center set up for Ukrainian evacuees in Hungary’s Beregsurany village, the number of those arriving from war zones has been gradually increasing since late July. The AMDA team (one nurse and one coordinator) has been preparing food and drinks while maintaining the facility environment with the center’s staff.

    In addition to the above, an AMDA nurse has been checking the health condition of every evacuee at the shelter by utilizing a check sheet that she developed on her own.

    • AMDA Emergency Relief #29: Crisis in Ukraine

      Publication date:2022-07-11

      Responding to the extreme summer heat

      As part of countermeasures to prevent heat stroke, AMDA’s relief team (one nurse and one coordinator) has been providing bottled water at the help center for Ukrainian evacuees in Beregsurany, Hungary. 

      The region, which lies in the eastern part of the country, has been experiencing exceptionally hot summer this year with the highest temperature reaching 38 degrees Celsius. It is said the temperature usually stays around 27 even at the hottest time of the year.

      • AMDA Emergency Relief #28: Crisis in Ukraine

        Publication date:2022-06-24

        Sending food items to Ukraine

        On 18 June, two AMDA nurses purchased food items to be sent to Ukraine with local aid workers in Beregsurany, a Hungarian village at the border where evacuees had been arriving from the war zones. 

        In a few days’ time, foodstuffs such as flour, cooking oil, pasta, cereals, sugar, tinned foods and meat products are expected to reach those who are facing food shortages on the other side of the border. 

        • AMDA Emergency Relief #27: Crisis in Ukraine

          Publication date:2022-06-17

          Play activities with mums and kids in Beregsurany


          On 13 June, compared to how it usually was, more mums and kids were seen

          • AMDA Emergency Relief #26: Crisis in Ukraine

            Publication date:2022-06-14

            The sixth dispatch

            On 2 June, a nurse from *AMDA-TICO arrived in Budapest, Hungary, from Japan for the ongoing aid work. This marks its sixth dispatch of relief personnel to support those who fled war-torn Ukraine.

            After meeting with the students from local Semmelweis University who had supported this relief effort, the nurse headed to the border area to join her colleague, a Japanese male nurse who had been working at the site for some time.

            • AMDA Emergency Relief #25: Crisis in Ukraine

              Publication date:2022-06-01

              Beregsurany:

              As of 31 May, the number of Ukrainian evacuees arriving at a support center in Hungary’s Beregsurany village has been around 200 to 500 daily. Those who seek shelter at the facility for an extended period have been no more than 50 people in recent days. Likewise, the visitors to the center’s makeshift clinic has been declining.

              Nevertheless, a nurse from AMDA-TICO continues to work hard with local medical workers to respond to various needs of the evacuees as there has been a constant flow of people

              • AMDA Emergency Relief #24: Crisis in Ukraine

                Publication date:2022-05-30

                Beregsurany:

                At a support center for Ukrainian evacuees in the Hungarian village of Beregsurany, the number of arriving evacuees has been tallying around 200 to 500 daily. At its temporary clinic at which a nurse from *AMDA-TICO has been working, local medical personnel and volunteers have been working hand in hand to provide medical services to those who fled the warzones. Less people are visiting the clinic compared to what it used to be. However, the medical team (including personnel from the Netherlands) is always on standby to render assistance.

                • AMDA Emergency Relief #23: Crisis in Ukraine

                  Publication date:2022-05-17

                  Beregsurany:

                  As of 12 May, aid workers from *AMDA-TICO and its local counterpart Med Spot have been continuing to offer medical services to Ukrainian evacuees at a makeshift clinic in Beregsurany, a village at the Hungarian border.

                  Using a freight container as a consultation room, the clinic was run on the premises of the village’s support facility for the evacuees. Since the 9th, the clinic has moved into a new container as the old one needed to be replaced.
                                     

                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #22: Crisis in Ukraine

                    Publication date:2022-05-11

                    Beregsurany:

                    As of 6 May, a nurse from AMDA-TICO has been continuing his work at a support center for Ukrainian evacuees in Beregsurany, a Hungarian village at the border with Ukraine. In recent days, the average number of arriving evacuees has been around 200 to 300 daily.

                    That day, the nurse looked after Ukrainian children waiting to board a bus bound for Budapest. Though seemingly anxious at first, the kids immediately put confidence in him that they started playing badminton together cheerfully. 

                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #21: Crisis in Ukraine

                      Publication date:2022-04-27

                      Beregsurany:

                      On 24 April, an *AMDA-TICO nurse was asked to be on the night duty at the support centre for Ukrainian evacuees in Beregsurany, a village at the Hungarian border with Ukraine. The request came from local counterpart Med Spot that ran the centre’s makeshift clinic.

                      Little dropped by that evening due to the night-time curfew that had been imposed around the border area. However, the following morning, the centre’s staff and volunteers dropped in to relieve their fatigue after working long hours. The nurse

                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #20: Crisis in Ukraine

                        Publication date:2022-04-26
                        In an effort to help the evacuees from Ukraine, a nurse from *AMDA-TICO’s joint relief team has been working in Beregsurany, a village at the Hungarian border as of 23 April. At its support centre for the evacuees, the nurse works around the clock to take care of those who fled the war zone while maintaining the shelter’s living environment.

                        • AMDA Emergency Relief #19: Crisis in Ukraine

                          Publication date:2022-04-21
                          Since 14 April, a nurse from *AMDA-TICO’s joint relief team has been working at the support center for the Ukrainian evacuees in Beregsurany, a Hungarian village at the border.

                          As of 19 April, the number of arriving evacuees has increased to around 300 from what used to be 200 the week before. Among those who fled the war zones was a family that had to ask someone else to take care of a family member who could not leave Kyiv. It was a tough decision to make, as one was not able to endure a long trip.

                          • AMDA Emergency Relief #18: Crisis in Ukraine

                            Publication date:2022-04-15
                            On the morning of 13 April, a doctor and a nurse from *AMDA-TICO arrived at the support center for the Ukrainian evacuees in Beregsurany, a Hungarian village at the border. It had been over a month since AMDA-TICO began supporting the facility.

                            The team started its day by doing the rounds at the shelter to see if anyone needed assistance. Those who asked for help included a woman who was concerned about her blood pressure, as well as the facility’s volunteers who complained

                            • AMDA Emergency Relief #17: Crisis in Ukraine

                              Publication date:2022-04-14

                              Beregsurany, Hungary:

                              The flow of evacuees from Ukraine has yet to cease in Beregsurany, a Hungarian village at the border where *AMDA-TICO has been providing medical assistance.

                              Still around 200 people arrive daily at the village’s support center for the evacuees. At a peak period, the number often soars to 500.

                              • AMDA Emergency Relief #16: Crisis in Ukraine

                                Publication date:2022-04-11

                                Beregsurany, Hungary:

                                On 6 April, an AMDA doctor from Japan began working at a medical outpost set within a support center for Ukrainian evacuees at the Hungarian border town of Beregsurany.

                                After discussing his roles with local doctors, it was decided that the doctor would take care of the rounds within the shelter and its vicinity. He also stayed at the facility through the night to respond to night-time patient needs.

                                The shelter has been operated around the clock, and has

                                • AMDA Emergency Relief #15: Crisis in Ukraine

                                  Publication date:2022-04-06

                                  Forging ties with Hungarian university students:

                                  On the morning of 2 April, *AMDA-TICO held an online meeting with International Semmelweise Student Association (ISSA) to discuss further assistance towards the Ukrainian evacuees. ISSA is a student body of Hungary’s Semmelweise University whose students have been actively engaged in AMDA-TICO’s relief activities since the early phase of this mission. The meeting focused on how college students can voluntarily participate in the ongoing relief effort.

                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #14: Crisis in Ukraine

                                    Publication date:2022-04-04

                                    Medical assistance at the Hungarian border areas:

                                    1) Beregsurany, Hungary

                                    On 1 April, a nurse from *AMDA-TICO worked at the medical outpost set in Beregsurany, a village at the Hungarian border which had been extending support to the Ukrainian evacuees. From 10am to 4pm, the nurse was able to carry out his work smoothly thanks to a Ukrainian interpreter residing in Hungary. Having someone who could speak the Ukrainian language put the evacuees at ease and allowed better communication between them.

                                    The medical outpost is part of an evacuee support center

                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #13: Crisis in Ukraine

                                      Publication date:2022-04-01

                                      Beregsurany, Hungary:

                                      In Beregsurany, a village at the Hungarian border, *AMDA-TICO has been working around the clock to offer medical assistance to the Ukrainian evacuees.

                                      At the village’s support center where a medical outpost has been set, the AMDA-TICO team not only takes care of the evacuees, but also looks after the health conditions of the volunteers working 24-hour shifts.

                                      Meanwhile, as there was a number of patients with backache

                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #12: Crisis in Ukraine

                                        Publication date:2022-03-31

                                        Beregsurany, Hungary:

                                        At the medical outpost set at the Hungarian border town of Beregsurany, *AMDA-TICO’s joint relief team has been seeing around 15 patients daily. The team is on 24-hour standby to cater to various medical needs of the Ukrainian evacuees. So far, ailments such as stress-related stomachache and digestive problems, as well as common cold are commonly seen among patients. The team is also cooperating with several aid organizations and partners in responding to emergency patients. The following cases are some of the patients the team has seen up to now:

                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief #11: Crisis in Ukraine

                                          Publication date:2022-03-26
                                          Beregsurany, Hungary:
                                          On the evening of 23 March, a Ukrainian man arrived at the Hungarian village of Beregsurany where *AMDA-TICO had been providing medical assistance at its suport center for the evacuees. It was learned that it took him about one month to flee to the other side of the border.
                                           
                                          As the man seemed to have been troubled by hypertension-related symptoms, he was immediately seen by a Hungarian doctor at the center’s medical outpost. The diagnosis revealed that much of his condition was stemming from the war-induced stress. The doctor decided to prescribe him with medicine and see if his condition would improve in the days to come.
                                           
                                          Although the man had tried to put himself to sleep at the makeshift

                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief #10: Crisis in Ukraine

                                            Publication date:2022-03-23

                                            Beregsurany, Hungary:

                                            Two Japanese doctors from *AMDA-TICO that arrived in Hungary on 20 March are now working 24-hour shifts at a medical outpost in Beregsurany, a village at the Hungarian border. The makeshift clinic is part of the support center for the evacuees set at the village.

                                            The ground team worked hand in hand with local medical personnel to respond to a variety of medical needs. So far, the patients who dropped by include a woman who got shot in her leg near Kyiv by a Russian soldier three weeks ago;

                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief #9: Crisis in Ukraine

                                              Publication date:2022-03-22

                                              Medical assistance at border areas:

                                              On the morning of 20 March, two doctors arrived in Budapest from Japan to join the preceding *AMDA-TICO relief team for the aid work in helping Ukrainian evacuees. After arrival, one of them immediately headed to Beregsurany, a village at the border where the team had been working. The doctor took over the predecessor’s work who was on duty from the day before, and began working with a local rescue team to prepare for urgent medical response.

                                              On the same day, the remaining members of the AMDA-TICO

                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief #8: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                Publication date:2022-03-20
                                                Aid work in Hungary:
                                                As of 18 March, AMDA-TICO joint relief team has been providing medical assistance at a medical outpost in Beregsurany’s support centre for Ukrainian evacuees. The team is on 24-7 standby with a Hungarian doctor to respond to various medical needs.
                                                 
                                                Beregsurany is a satellite village in which around 700 to 1,000 people fleeing Ukraine go through daily to get to Budapest, the capital. The team is providing medicine while taking care of patients with minor ailments such as allergies.

                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief #7: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                  Publication date:2022-03-18
                                                  On 15 March, *AMDA-TICO joint relief team began its medical relief activities with its local counterpart in Beregsurany, a village at the Hungarian border, where evacuees from Ukraine have been taking refuge.
                                                   
                                                  At a medical outpost set within a local support center for the evacuees, the team (comprising one doctor and one nurse from Japan) has been working around the clock to provide medical care with a Hungarian doctor. The support center is offering food, accommodation, and relevant information to

                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #6: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                    Publication date:2022-03-15
                                                    On 13 March, *AMDA’s joint relief team visited a facility in the outskirts of Kisvarda, a Hungarian border town, where Ukrainian evacuees tested positive for COVID-19 have been quarantined. This comes as a result of antigen tests which have been conducted by the Hungarian authorities at border checkpoints.

                                                    The facility also accommodates the family members of the infected individuals as well as those with asymptomatic cases. Although it was initially reported that it lacked manpower in

                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #5: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                      Publication date:2022-03-14
                                                      On 11 March, a joint relief team comprising six personnel from AMDA and TICO met with its local partners in Budapest, Hungary, to discuss further aid work in supporting Ukrainian evacuees.

                                                      The team made a visit to former Hungarian ambassador to Japan Mr. and Mrs. Szerdahelyi, the Embassy of Japan in Budapest, as well as rector of Semmelweis University to grasp what assistance had been delivered to those who fled Ukraine.

                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #4: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                        Publication date:2022-03-12
                                                        On the evening of 10 March (local time), AMDA’s second relief team from Japan arrived in Budapest, Hungary, to join the preceding team. The latter had already conducted an assessment regarding the situation surrounding Ukrainian evacuees at border towns, Lonya and Kisvarda, on 8 and 9 March respectively.
                                                         
                                                        As of 11 March, they are scheduled to meet the officials from the Embassy of Japan in Hungary and Semmelweis University, as well as other local partners for gathering relevant

                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief #3: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                          Publication date:2022-03-11
                                                          On 08 March (local time), AMDA’s first relief team headed to Lonya, a Hungarian border town which is located 300 kilometres from Budapest, to assess the situation surrounding Ukrainian evacuees.

                                                          Although the town was small with a population of around 700 residents, many people were arriving from the other side of the border to take refuge. It was confirmed that several aid organizations were already there to provide aid with sufficient relief supplies in place. The team will move onto the next town for further assessment.

                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                            Publication date:2022-03-08
                                                            On the afternoon of 7 March, AMDA’s Japanese doctor arrived in Budapest, Hungary, for aid work in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. After arrival, the doctor, who currently resides in Holland, was joined by a Japanese medical student now studying at Semmelweis University, a well-established college in the nation. The two immediately started gathering information with regards to the situations surrounding Ukrainian evacuees in major stations and other places in central Budapest.

                                                            Meanwhile, AMDA will be dispatching its second team of

                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Crisis in Ukraine

                                                              Publication date:2022-03-06
                                                              In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, AMDA will be dispatching a Japanese medical doctor to Hungary to provide aid to Ukrainian refugees.
                                                               
                                                              Considering what actions could be taken for those who flee to nearby countries, AMDA had been monitoring the situation since the outset of the military crisis in late February.

                                                              • AMDA to coordinate the dispatch of expert as WHO GOARN focal point

                                                                Publication date:2022-02-01

                                                                Dr. Hideharu Hagiya

                                                                Serving as a GOARN focal point, AMDA coordinated Dr. Hideharu Hagiya’s dispatch to Papua New Guinea for the work related to WHO Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO).

                                                                Dr. Hagiya is an infection prevention and control (IPC) expert at Okayama University Hospital in Okayama, Japan. He recently applied for a position offered by the said office concerning COVID-19-related management in Papua New Guinea.

                                                                GOARN, which stands for Global Outbreak Alert Response Network, is a WHO network of over 250 technical institutions that respond to acute public health events with the deployment of staff and resources to affected countries. Having been a GOARN partner for over a decade, AMDA has closely worked with the network by participating in its technical meetings or by inviting its experts to AMDA’s workshops.

                                                                • AMDA in the aftermath of ST Rolly in Catanduanes

                                                                  Publication date:2021-03-03
                                                                  By: Dr. Marilyn B. Panti
                                                                  (Extension Services Director, Catanduanes State University,
                                                                  Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines)

                                                                  My island province of Catanduanes used to be visited by strong typhoons, well even in my younger days I experienced not a few of them and seen how destructive and life threatening they’d been. But not too long ago, we thought we had been spared by these calamities so that, from being tagged as the ‘land of the howling winds,’ we pride ourselves even as a ‘happy island.’ Indeed, it is.

                                                                  • Activity Report on the Emergency Relief for Typhoon Ulysses

                                                                    Publication date:2021-02-19
                                                                    Municipal Health Officer, LGU Dinapigue IsabelaDr. Reygene Caratiquit
                                                                     
                                                                     

                                                                    The Affected Area in Cagayan

                                                                    Typhon Vamco or locally named Typhoon Ulysses landed in the Philippines, its 21st tropical cyclone for 2020, and hit Luzon hardest from November 11 to 12, 2020.The typhoon released forceful winds and drenching rain that killed many people, wrecked thousands of homes, and left the valley covered with flood leaving people with almost nothing but themselves as its aftermath. Ulysses, so far, has become the deadliest tropical cyclone to hit the country this year.

                                                                    After Typhoon Ulysses rummaged Luzon and flooded several communities and damaged majority of commercial and agricultural properties, Filipinos were quick to respond amidst

                                                                    • Tabangan ta an Catanduanes (Let us help Catanduanes):A Donation Drive for the victims of Typhoon Rolly in Catanduanes

                                                                      Publication date:2021-02-12

                                                                      Tabangan ta an Catanduanes (Let us help Catanduanes):A Donation Drive for the victims of Typhoon Rolly in Catanduanes

                                                                      Asian Medical Students Association-Jonelta Foundation School of Medicine(AMSA-Jonelta)
                                                                      President of AMSA Jonelta  Karen Martinez

                                                                      AMSA Jonelta jointly with AMDA Philippines has organized a donation drive and conducted the relief activity in Catanduanes island in the Philippines for the affected people from Typhoon Rolly.

                                                                      • After the relief activities for two consecutive typhoons

                                                                        Publication date:2021-02-03
                                                                        Dr. Elrey Navarro (Chairperson, AMDA Philippines)
                                                                         
                                                                         

                                                                        AMDA Philippines Chairperson Dr.Navarro

                                                                        While I was in Kazakhstan on November 1st last year for my work, the news broadcast was reporting the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Rolly. Without any thinking, I started to call and message my family and friends back home for confirming their safety. At the same time, the scenery of my country on TV urged me to extend our necessary help to my fellow countrymen. I immediately called AMDA Headquarters in Japan if we could collaborate on the relief effort and they said, “Yes”. That was the start of almost one-month-long relief activities for the two consecutive typhoons.
                                                                         
                                                                        Under the COVID 19 pandemic, the relief operations were somewhat different. Since members of AMDA Philippines are mostly medical

                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Earthquake in Sulawesi, Indonesia

                                                                          Publication date:2021-01-16
                                                                          On January 15, 2021 in local time, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck western Sulawesi island in Indonesia. On the following day, AMDA Indonesia, Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Muslim Indonesia (UMI) and AMSA of UMI jointly organized the medical team in cooperation with other groups, and the joint medical team has departed from Makassar.

                                                                          As of January 16, the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) reported that 42 people died and more than 800 people were injured, while approximately 15,000 people evacuated to some shelters

                                                                          • COVID-19 Outbreak: Voices of AMDA Relief Beneficiaries (2)

                                                                            Publication date:2020-05-19
                                                                            A photo message sent by Satou Memorial Hospital,thanking AMDA’s assistanceAMDA has been providing medical supplies which include facial masks and sanitizers to its relevant medical facilities si

                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Coronavirus Outbreak, China

                                                                              Publication date:2020-02-18

                                                                              In response to the coronavirus pandemic that has been wreaking havoc globally, AMDA Headquarters has been sending masks to China that were collected through AMDA’s worldwide network of chapters.

                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Coronavirus Outbreak, China

                                                                                Publication date:2020-02-04

                                                                                On February 3rd AMDA Headquarters donated 1,000 pieces of sanitary masks to China in response to the current coronavirus outbreak.
                                                                                 

                                                                                According to WHO, the viral pneumonia of unknown cause, which began spreading since December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei Province, has now developed into a global health crisis in which 14,557 people have been infected worldwide as of February 2nd.

                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief #6: Taal Volcano Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                  Publication date:2020-01-22
                                                                                  In Santo Tomas, Batangas Province where ashes from Taal Volcano have been affecting people’s lives, AMDA conducted a major relief operation at its evacuation hub Santo Tomas North Central School

                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #5: Taal Volcano Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                    Publication date:2020-01-21
                                                                                    On January 19th, AMDA’s joint relief team conducted large-scale emergency response in Santo Tomas, Batangas Province which has been severely affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.At one of local

                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #4: Taal Volcano Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                      Publication date:2020-01-20
                                                                                      From the 17th to 18th of January, a joint team of AMDA and AMDA Philippines members prepared for a relief mission in the city of Santo Tomas, Bantangas Province which has been heavily afflicted by the

                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #3: Taal Volcano Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                        Publication date:2020-01-17
                                                                                        After arriving in Manila on the evening of January 16th, a Japanese coordinator from AMDA Headquarters had a meeting with AMDA Philippines members to discuss relief activities in the City of Santo Tom

                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Taal Volcano Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                          Publication date:2020-01-16
                                                                                          On the morning of January 16th AMDA dispatched one relief coordinator from Japan to the Philippines where the ongoing eruption of Taal Volcano has been wreaking havoc on people’s lives, especial

                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Taal Volcano Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                            Publication date:2020-01-15
                                                                                            In response to the eruption of Taal Volcano in the Philippines, AMDA will be sending one coordinator from Japan on January 16th.Taal Volcano in Batangas province (located approximately 70km south of M

                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Typhoon Kammuri (Tisoy), Philippines

                                                                                              Publication date:2019-12-17
                                                                                                On December 12th, a joint relief team comprising staff members from AMDA, WiNDS (Women in National Development and Security) and Philippine Navy Reserve Command set itself to provide food

                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief #4: Typhoon Hagibis, Japan

                                                                                                Publication date:2019-10-18
                                                                                                AMDA started assessing information on October 11th in Chiba Prefecture before the landfall of Typhoon Hagibis.On October 13th, AMDA medical team moved to Nagano Prefecture where the storm caused a sev

                                                                                                • Video clip: AMDA's promotional video is ready!

                                                                                                  Publication date:2019-09-24
                                                                                                  Our promotional video is now ready on AMDA English YouTube Channel. Kindly have a look.  

                                                                                                  • Video Clip: Floods in Kurigram, Bangladesh

                                                                                                    Publication date:2019-08-01
                                                                                                    The following video clip was taken in Kurigram in the north of Bangladesh which was heavily inundated by the downpours continued from early July 2019. In response to this calamity, AMDA Bangladesh, AM

                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #4: Floods in Kurigram, Bangladesh

                                                                                                      Publication date:2019-07-30
                                                                                                      On 26 July 2019, a joint team comprising AMDA Bangladesh, AMDA and AFAD prepared food items to be delivered in severely-affected Kurigram on the following day. The team procured rice, dal, potatoes an

                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Floods in Kurigram, Bangladesh

                                                                                                        Publication date:2019-07-23
                                                                                                        In response to the large-scale flooding in the north-eastern Bangladesh, AMDA has sent two nurses from Okayama, Japan. The nurses have left for Bangladesh via Singapore on 23 July 2019.  UN OCHA

                                                                                                        • Summary Report: Cyclone FANI in Odisha, India

                                                                                                          Publication date:2019-07-03
                                                                                                          By Dr. Ramachandra Kamath (AMDA India)

                                                                                                          Background information:

                                                                                                          A severe tropical cyclone with a gusting wind speed of 175-185 km/h made a landfall in Puri at 8:12 am on 03 May 2019. The total death toll reported by the government of Odisha was 64. The storm crossed Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, and caused damages to 14 districts of the state. The worst affected districts were Puri, Khordha, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur. More than 1.5 million people have been evacuated from coastal districts and accommodated in cyclone shelters. Safe buildings in schools and colleges were used as temporary shelters which in turn reduced mass casualties and injuries.

                                                                                                          • AMDA Relief #2: Cyclone Fani, India

                                                                                                            Publication date:2019-05-22
                                                                                                            In the morning on May 18th, Dr. Ramachandra Kamath, the AMDA India doctor, has discussed with Seva Bharti, the AMDA’s local counterpart. As a result, they decided to distribute 25 blue tarps to five villages such as Birapratapur, Pachaspole, Bhoisahi, Chandanpur and Sadar Block in Puri district, Odisha State, one of the most affected areas by Cyclone Fani. One of the people who received the tarps said, “we will use them for covering the damaged roofs to prevent from leaks in rain.”

                                                                                                            On the next day, Dr. Ramachandra and the representative

                                                                                                            • AMDA Relief Activity #1: Cyclone Fani, India

                                                                                                              Publication date:2019-05-19
                                                                                                              Cyclone Fani, the worst cyclone in twenty years, struck east coast of India and Bangladesh in the beginning of this May. More than a million people in the expected cyclone path areas both in and around the state of Odisha evacuated before the cyclone made a land fall. According to the state emergency operation center of Odisha, 64 deaths were reported and approximately 17 million in 14 districts has been affected from the cyclone (as of May 15th).

                                                                                                              AMDA has been in contact with AMDA India chapter for the possible relief activity in Odisha, and Dr. Ramachandra Kamath, the AMDA India doctor, has departed from Karnataka

                                                                                                              • AMDA Rohingya Relief Successfully Completed

                                                                                                                Publication date:2019-02-07
                                                                                                                After a year-long humanitarian assistance in Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, AMDA Rohingya Relief came to a successful completion in October 2018. The project ended fruitfully with a number of positive outcomes that made a mark on the wellbeing of the refugees. In this article, the key figures who headed the initiative, Professor Dr. Sardar A. Nayeem (President, AMDA Bangladesh) and Mr. Sarder A. Razzak (Executive Director, AMDA Bangladesh) sent in their comments to look back on their accomplishments.

                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief #5: Sunda Strait Tsunami, Indonesia

                                                                                                                  Publication date:2019-01-16
                                                                                                                  The joint team of AMDA Indonesia and AMDA Headquarters has conducted this relief activities under the initiative of Professor Husni Tanra, the Chairperson of AMDA Indonesia, since 24th December 2018.

                                                                                                                  On 31st December, based on information from the Medical Cluster of Pandeglang Regency in Banten, the AMDA team visited the village of Panimbang. As a result, they joined the field clinic managed by the Disaster Management Agency of Banten Province as a medical team. As, on this day, the doctor would have had to be stationed at the clinic

                                                                                                                  • AMDA Indonesia Activity Report: Sunda Strait Tsunami Relief

                                                                                                                    Publication date:2019-01-15
                                                                                                                    AMDA Indonesia submitted an activity report in regards to the emergency relief which was organized in response to the tsunami that struck Sunda Strait in western Indonesia in the late December (2018).

                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #6: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                      Publication date:2019-01-11
                                                                                                                      After confirming that medical institutions and health centres are functioning at regular capacity once again, AMDA ended its relief activities in Kilinochchi District on the 4th January.

                                                                                                                      On the 5th January, the AMDA nurse travelled to Jaffna, also affected by flooding and in northern Sri Lanka, and visited the St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka Jaffna branch, who worked with the nurse until the 1st in Kilinochchi. He reported his activities carried out from 2nd January onward. Besides, the nurse donated two first-aid boxes containing scissors, gauze, antiseptic solution, surgical tape, ayurvedic oil, hand sanitizer, various OTC drugs, etc. to the branch

                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #5: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                        Publication date:2019-01-11
                                                                                                                        On 02 January, Kilinochchi District Government ended its mobile medical service in Kilinochchi as most of the evacuation centers have closed. St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka, which had been working jointly with AMDA since the onset of the flooding, also decided to stop its relief assistance accordingly. AMDA decided to continue relief activities for the affected people after going back to their home.

                                                                                                                        Based on the discussion between regional public health office in Kandavalai village and AMDA, Public Health inspectors, Army Special Soldiers and the AMDA nurse

                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief #4: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                          Publication date:2019-01-09
                                                                                                                          On 31st December 2018, the second relief team, consisting of AMDA Sri Lanka, St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka and the AMDA nurse, arrived at Kilinochchi, a northern province of Sri Lanka. (Kilinochchi is one of the worst-affected districts by flooding and where the first team had conducted relief activities.)

                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief # 3 : Emergency Medical Relief for Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                            Publication date:2019-01-04
                                                                                                                            In response to the flooding occurred in the north provinces of Sri Lanka on 21st December, AMDA Sri Lanka launched emergency relief in Kilinochchi*, one of the northern provinces of the country, on 24th jointly with St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka. The first team (AMDA Sri Lanka and St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka) conducted relief activities at the evacuation center in Kandavalai Village of Kilinochchi, where 197 people have been evacuated. The team transferred 9 patients to Kilinochchi District General Hospital as medical aid and distributed relief goods (197 floor mats, 25 packs of baby formula, 100 packs of biscuits,

                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief #2 Emergency Medical Relief for Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                              Publication date:2019-01-04
                                                                                                                              Also on the 27th, under initiatives of Dr.Sarath Samarage, AMDA Sri Lanka Chapter Chairperson, AMDA conducted emergency relief for the affected people in the northern Sri Lankan province of Kilinochchi, together with St. John Ambulance Sri Lanka.

                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief #4: Sunda Strait Tsunami, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-12-31
                                                                                                                                AMDA is currently conducting relief activities while exchanging information with the Medical Cluster of Pandeglang Regency, Banten that presides over medical relief in the
                                                                                                                                regency.

                                                                                                                                On the 30th, the joint AMDA HQ and AMDA Indonesia team visited Skajadi village, close to where they are staying, and conducted activities around the area including medical relief and distributing relief goods.

                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief #3: Sunda Strait Tsunami, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-12-30
                                                                                                                                  On 27th December, the joint team of AMDA Indonesia and AMDA Headquarters continued needs assessment by visiting several local public offices, such as the disaster management center and the health office of Pandeglang Regency. There, they confirmed that the affected people already received all necessary things by the local governments and others.

                                                                                                                                  On the following day, on their way to Sumur Village, one of the worst affected areas by Tsunami, they stopped by some villages to conduct the mobile clinic and

                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #1 : Emergency Medical Relief for Flood Victims in Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-12-27
                                                                                                                                    According to Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre, continual torrential rains caused by low air pressure since 21st have led to flooding in the north provinces of Sri Lanka. As of 26th Dec., two deaths have been confirmed, 8,683 people from 2,680 households have been forced to evacuate, and a total of 87,693 people from 27,879 households have been affected by this disaster.

                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Sunda Strait Tsunami, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-12-27
                                                                                                                                      On 24th, AMDA Indonesia medical team (2 anesthesiologists, 1 nurse, 1 medical student) has departed Sulawesi to Serang, the Capital of Banten Province, in Java. After arrival, the medical team conducted an assessment in Sumur village and Kertajaya village in the province, ones of the severely affected areas on 25th. The next day on 26th, the team saw patients in Nelayan village and Sumur Village during health check-up. In addition, the team distributed food in Sumur Village while conducting health check-up.

                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Sunda Strait Tsunami, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-12-24
                                                                                                                                        On 22nd December 2018 in local time, a 90-centimeter tsunami occurred in Sunda Straits, located in western Indonesia. The National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) said that 222 people died at least and 843 people were injured, while 28 people are missing. Local media report that the tsunami was caused by an eruption of Anak Krakatoa volcano, which triggered under sea landslides.

                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Kerala State, India 鐔An Appreciation Letter from Sewa Bharati, India鐔

                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-12-11
                                                                                                                                          When a massive flood, the worst flood in 100 years, hit southern India state of Kerala in August 2018, AMDA and AMDA India in collaboration with local organizations conducted emergency relief activities in the affected area.

                                                                                                                                          We have received a letter of appreciation from Professor M.Yogesh at Mount Zion College of Engineering who was in charge of medical coordination for “Seva Bharati” Chengannur chapter relief activities. We have worked with them for the disaster affected people in Kerala.

                                                                                                                                          • United Commercial Bank Ltd. supports AMDA Rohingya Response

                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-11-14
                                                                                                                                            United Commercial Bank Ltd. supports AMDA Rohingya ResponseAt the time when AMDA was about to launch AMDA Rohingya Response in October 2017, the driving force behind the project was United Commercial

                                                                                                                                            • Activity Report #11: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2018-11-14
                                                                                                                                              AMDA Activity Report #11: Rohingya Refugees Crisis A year has passed since AMDA launched Rohingya Crisis Response in the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Foreseeing that

                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Bangladesh Team Members that Support the Rohingya Relief

                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-11-07
                                                                                                                                                In October 2017, AMDA Bangladesh and AMDA Headquarters jointly launched a year-long medical relief at Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Ukihia, Cox’s Bazar with Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JB

                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Haiti Earthquake Project PROJECT CONCEPT NOTE PAPER

                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-10-24

                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Mac Keven Frederic, Chairperson, AMDA-Haiti,


                                                                                                                                                  1-Name of the project:

                                                                                                                                                  Re: Earthquake Project
                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                  2-Place of implementation:

                                                                                                                                                  Re: This project was realized in the municipality of Gros- Morne in Haiti.

                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #6: Sulawesi Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-10-23
                                                                                                                                                    On 12 October, a team of medical personnel that left Makassar arrived in Palu to join the relief effort in quake-hit Central Sulawesi. They teamed up with the advance team to revisit the district of T

                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #5: Sulawesi Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-10-16
                                                                                                                                                      On 10 October, one anesthetist from AMDA Indonesia partook in three surgical operations in Palu, a city severely devastated by the quake. At Anutapura Hospital, the joint team of Japanese medical pers

                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #4: Sulawesi Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-10-16
                                                                                                                                                        On 07 October, the team of one doctor and two nurses from Japan arrived in Makassar, Indonesia to join the relief work in Palu, Central Sulawesi for the catastrophic earthquake that struck&n

                                                                                                                                                        • Activity Report: Relief Activities for Earthquake in Lombok, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-10-15
                                                                                                                                                          By Masami Brooks, AMDA Headquarters

                                                                                                                                                          AMDA Indonesia sent a team of medical personnel with AMSA (Asian Medical Students’ Association) to launch relief activities for the victims of deadly earthquake (M6.4) that hit Lombok Island in Indonesia on 29 July 2018.

                                                                                                                                                          Followed by the initial needs assessment, the joint relief team worked in the village of Sembalun to provide a mobile clinic service while handing out relief supplies.

                                                                                                                                                          • Video footage: Kerala Flood Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-10-10
                                                                                                                                                            From 27 August 2018, AMDA conducted emergency relief for the victims of Kerala floods which struck the southern part in India. As a joint relief effort between AMDA India, Chengannur Rotary

                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief #3: Sulawesi Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2018-10-09
                                                                                                                                                              In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Central Sulawesi in Indonesia, AMDA’s medical relief team has been engaged in the relief work in the city of Palu since 02 October. AMDA’

                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief #2: Sulawesi Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-10-04
                                                                                                                                                                On 02 October 2018, a team of medical personnel (two doctors and two medical students) from AMDA Indonesia which left Makassar arrived in the severely devastated city of Palu in Central Sulawesi after

                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief #6: Philippines Typhoon/Monsoon Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-10-03
                                                                                                                                                                  Upon completing relief work in Benguet and Pangasinan, AMDA personnel arrived in Cebu which was devastated by the monsoon. After procuring food and medical goods in Cebu’s capital, the personnel

                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #1: Sulawesi Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-10-02
                                                                                                                                                                    In response to the catastrophic earthquake that struck Central Sulawesi on 28 September, AMDA has launched relief activities in the hard-hit regions including Palu and Donggala. Numerous sways have be

                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #4 - Philippines Typhoon/Monsoon Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-10-02
                                                                                                                                                                      On the evening of 28 September, AMDA collaborated with the Philippine Air Force to provide relief goods in the town of Itogon in Benguet Province which was heavily devastated by the landslides. A set

                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief #1 - Philippines Typhoon/Monsoon Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-09-26
                                                                                                                                                                        In response to the typhoon and monsoon that struck the Philippines since mid-September, AMDA decided to send one coordinator to organize relief activities in the affected regions. The AMDA personnel will leave Japan on 26 September (local time) as plans had been discussed with several local counterparts that requested AMDA’s assistance.

                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Report #9 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-09-19
                                                                                                                                                                          On 16 September 2018, one AMDA coordinator joined the ground team in the town of Atsumacho which was devastated by the quake. After paying a visit to local counterparts (the Hokkaido Prefectural Government, the regional disaster headquarters, the group of Atsumacho health workers and the local medical institutions), the coordinator arrived in Atsuma Central Elementary School (the relief hub) to gather information. On the following day, the AMDA team worked with a relief team from Japanese Red Cross Society to assess the evacuees’ health conditions and the current circumstances in several

                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Report #8 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                            (16th September report)

                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA has now dispatched three medical personnel to Atsumacho in Hokkaido. From 13th September, one AMDA nurse began providing health advice to the evacuees at Atsuma Central Elementary School. Working both day and night shifts, the nurse saw roughly ten people on the 15th. The main problems seen among the evacuees have been high blood pressure, fever, and minor wounds from when the earthquake hit. Those with common cold symptoms also seem to be on the rise.

                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Report #7 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2018-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                              (14th September report)

                                                                                                                                                                              After six days of activities in Hokkaido following the earthquake that struck on 6th September, one of the two AMDA coordinators departed Hokkaido and safely returned to AMDA Headquarters in Okayama. However, the remaining coordinator was joined by the two nurses who were dispatched on 12th and 14th September.

                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Report #6 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                                (12th September report)

                                                                                                                                                                                The two AMDA coordinators began a field survey of medical needs in the affected areas on 11th September. After visiting the Abiracho Town Hall, they participated in a meeting with an administrative group of various medical institutions that is active in Abiracho, Atsumacho and Mukawacho. Additionally, it was decided that two more nurses are to be dispatched – one on 12th and the other on 14th September.

                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Report #5 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                                  (11th September report)

                                                                                                                                                                                  On the evening of 9th September, the two AMDA coordinators and AMDA Support Farmers Group* provided curry for the roughly 50 evacuees at Atsumacho Sports Center (an evacuation site in Atsumacho) and about 120 people living in the surrounding area.

                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Report #4 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-09-14
                                                                                                                                                                                    (9th September report)

                                                                                                                                                                                    The AMDA Support Farmers Group* arrived by car to Sapporo City in the early hours of the morning of the 9th September after driving for more than a day. At the same time, the two AMDA coordinators entered Atsuma Town to prepare for the day’s meal provision. The two groups joined at around noon and, after consulting with a representative from the town hall, decided that they will provide meals for those evacuating at Atsuma Sports Center. Afterwards, they set up their area and began cooking 200 portions of curry.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Report #3 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-09-14
                                                                                                                                                                                      (8th September 2018 report)

                                                                                                                                                                                      The two coordinators dispatched from AMDA Headquarters arrived at Asahikawa Airport at 3pm on 7 September, then travelled to Sapporo by car.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The next morning, the team was joined by a doctor who worked with AMDA during the Kumamoto earthquake disaster (April 2016) and joined a meeting at the Disaster Management Headquarters at the Hokkaido prefectural government. Afterwards, they went to Tomakomai City to collect medical information, and then conducted a needs assessment in Atsuma Town, which was reported to have been damaged the most is this disaster.

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Kerala State, India AMDA Activity Report #7

                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-09-11
                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA has formed a multi-national medical team which conducted relief activities in response to the recent flood in India. AMDA has also received cooperation from AMDA India and local cooperative bodies such as the Chengannur Rotary Club and Sewa Bharati. After completing their activities in Karnataka State on 5 September, the AMDA team returned to Kerala State to continue providing medical relief there.

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Kerala State, India AMDA Activity Report #6

                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-09-10
                                                                                                                                                                                          In response to the floods in India, AMDA put together a multi-national medical team to provide emergency medical relief to those affected in Kerala State. Further, from 3rd September, the AMDA team divided into two groups, one of which conducted emergency medical relief in neighbouring Karnataka State.

                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Report #2 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-09-07
                                                                                                                                                                                            In response to the earthquake that occurred in the early hours of the morning on 6 September in the central-east area of Japan’s northern-most island of Hokkaido, AMDA dispatched two coordinators to Hokkaido on 7 September. The coordinators will visit the evacuation sites and investigate the needs there.

                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Report #1 Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2018-09-06
                                                                                                                                                                                              At 3:08am on 6 September, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the central-east area of Japan’s northern-most island of Hokkaido. The epicentre was in the Iburi region, roughly 50km south of Sapporo, the regional capital. As of a report from the Hokkaido government office at 11:30am, two people are confirmed to have died and over 100 people injured. Also, according to local information, 2,950,000 buildings are without power.

                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Response #30 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-09-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA began its relief activities on 7 July in Soja City, and on 11 July in Mabicho (Kurashiki City) in response to the West Japan Torrential Rain disaster. AMDA carried out a wide variety of support activities, from medical relief, health consultation and acupuncture for evacuees, to heatstroke-prevention for the local people and volunteers who were working hard to clean up the area and the people’s houses. Although AMDA’s emergency relief period ended on 15 August, it continued the dispatch of a nurse to Sono Community Center in Mabicho. However, as of 1 September, that has also ended.

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kerala State, India Flood Disaster Relief Activity Report #5

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-09-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The AMDA team continues its relief activities in Chengannur City in Kerala State.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  On 31 August, the team was joined by a coordinator dispatched from AMDA Nepal. Then, the team conducted a field survey in Piralassery in Mulakuzha Village, Chengannur City, in cooperation with Chengannur Rotary Club. Right alongside Piralassery runs a river and, as a main road that is at a higher level than the houses there runs through the area, the majority of houses were completely flooded. The local residents are currently living in tents pitched along both sides of the main road. The field survey revealed that, like before, the families there too were in need of kitchen utensils. So, on the following day (1 September), the team distributed kitchen utensils to the 28 families living in the area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kerala State, India Flood Disaster Relief Activity Report #4

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-09-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 30 August, the AMDA team distributed kitchen utensils to 90 families in Mnarthra in Pandanad, a district of Chengannur City, where the AMDA team had previously conducted a field survey of the disaster sites together with the Chengannur Rotary Club. When investigating the people’s needs, it was apparent that households had lost their kitchen utensils in the flooding. As the team chose the relief goods together with a local, they were able to obtain and distribute goods that the people really needed, such as a particular utensil used to make a local dish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kerala State, India Flood Disaster Relief Activity Report #3

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-08-30

                                                                                                                                                                                                      On 27 August, two AMDA personnel arrived at the Kerala State capital of Trivandrum. They travelled to Chengannur, a city in the same state some 100km to the north. There, they held a meeting with the Chengannur Rotary Club, a local cooperative body, to discuss the state of the disaster and what could be done to help. Although the rotary club had already provided medical support to the evacuation sites in Chengannur, the AMDA team decided to visit some of the evacuation sites to assess the current situation and needs. In the afternoon, the team visited two evacuation sites in central Chengannur and found that they had both already received medical and food supplies from the government.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Response #29 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-08-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                        More than one month has passed since AMDA began the dispatch of a nurse to Mabi Community Center Sono Branch (Sono Community Center) on 21 July. This facility is being used as a temporary home for those affected, including some senior citizens who were using a small-scale multipurpose home in Mabicho that was damaged by the recent floods. That small-scale multipurpose home was a modular building where the occupants could receive individual care enriched by their own personality and lifestyle rhythm. At Sono Community Center, however, they continue their group evacuation lifestyle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kerala State, India Flood Disaster Relief Activity Report #2

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-08-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Today, 25 August, one AMDA coordinator departed from Okayama station on schedule to head towards Kansai International Airport. The coordinator is currently scheduled to arrive at the Indian capital of Delhi at 9:20pm the same day (Indian Standard Time). She will then hold a meeting with local cooperative bodies before heading to Trivandrum in Kerala State on 27 August.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kerala State, India Flood Disaster Relief Activity Report #1

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-08-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                            In response to the flood disaster that hit Kerala State in India at the beginning of August, AMDA will dispatch a Coordinator (and qualified nurse in the U.S.) to Kochi in Kerala from AMDA Headquarter

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kerala State, India Flood: Collecting information and assessing the disaster area

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2018-08-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the flood disaster in Kerala State in southern India caused by seasonal monsoons near the beginning of August, AMDA began collecting disaster information and assessing the disaster area

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Response Update #1 Lombok Island, Indonesia Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-08-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 5th August, a magnitude 7 earthquake hit East Lombok, Indonesia. Over ten days have now passed, and the damage caused has become clear. As of 10th August, the death toll had reached 321 and 270,000 people had been forced to evacuate their homes. Based on information from the 9th, more than 1000 people received serious injuries and are being treated by medical institutions. As authorities are still collecting information, these figures are likely to increase further.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Response #28 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-08-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA began its emergency response activities on 7th July in Soja City and on 11th July in Mabicho, Kurashiki City following the West Japan Torrential Rain disaster to provide emergency support to those affected. With the exception of its activities at Sono Community Center, which will continue until the end of the month, AMDA’s Emergency Response phase officially concluded on 15th August. The total number of dispatched personnel throughout this Emergency Response phase totalled 248 people, including those from all over Japan, and even from Mongolia. This figure also includes university student volunteers and medical personnel who helped provide medical and health support, acupuncture services, etc. at the evacuation centers and first-aid sites.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Response #26 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-08-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More than one month has passed since the disaster began, and AMDA is now in the second month of its  relief activities. After one month of conducting these activities, AMDA staff have seen some positive changes among the evacuees. For example, some have been able to find somewhere to live, either in new houses or with their families, and they now feel more at ease about the future. However, there are those who are still uncertain about the future, which is exacerbating stress levels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Another Earthquake hit Lombok Island, Indonesia after just a week

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-08-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On 5th August, a 7.0-Magnitude earthquake hit East Lombok, Indonesia. According to UN OCHA on 6th August, 82 people died and hundreds are missing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA Indonesia has dispatched the medical team to Lombok on 1st August after a 6.4-Magnitude earthquake hit Lombok on 29th July. For the following four days, the team has conducted the mobile clinic and distributed clothes to the affected people and balloons for the affected children from the earlier earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Response #21 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-07-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Typhoon Jongdari is expected to strike Japan from the dawn of 29th July, with strong winds, landslides, floods and overflowing rivers feared to cause damage once again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 28th July, AMDA continued its medical and health support activities for the evacuees at Okada Elementary School, Sunwork Soja, and at Mabi Community Center Sono Branch. AMDA also continued to dispatch personnel to the Mobile Clinic at Mabi Memorial Hospital and prepared its transition from the Mobile Clinic to a prefabricated temporary clinic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Response #20 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-07-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          July 27th, 2018 Three weeks have passed since the disaster. AMDA continues to provide medical and health-related support for the victims of this calamity at Okada Elementary School, Sunwork Soja,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Response #15 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-07-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Since the disaster started, many volunteers from all over the country have been coming to Soja City and Mabi Town to provide their assistance in this difficult time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On 21st July, AMDA continued to provide medical and health support at two evacuation shelters, and dispatched medical personnel to Mabi Memorial Hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Response #14 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2018-07-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On July 21st, AMDA continued to provide support to the evacuees in Soja City and Mabi Town through the unbearable heat. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In addition, AMDA dispatched a lawyer to Okada Elementary School who provided legal advice, and doctors, nurses and coordinators to the newly-reopened Mabi Memorial Hospital, which was forced to close due to the flooding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA also received personnel support from Kuroshio Town, Kochi Prefecture, a registered member municipality of AMDA’s Platform for the Great Nankai Trough Disaster in Japan, and a support group known as Okayama Co-op.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mobile clinic operation launched, West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-07-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After an initial test run in the afternoon of the 18th, Mabi Memorial Hospital today began its operation of a mobile clinic vehicle.Kibi Medical Association and Mabi Memorial Hospital agreed to work t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Response #13 West Japan Torrential Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-07-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  July 20th, 2018Two weeks have past since the torrential rain disaster in the Western Japan.  AMDA continues to provide medical and health support at the evacuation centers for the victims in both

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tripartite agreement with Down Syndrome Society of Bangladesh and the University of Dhaka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-06-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By Kazuko Taketani, Secretary General of AMDA Volunteer Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 22 January 2018, AMDA signed a tripartite agreement with Down Syndrome Society of Bangladesh and the Department of Communication Disorders, University of Dhaka. The agreement was established with an eye to have all parties collaboration in various fields including the research on Down syndrome and other disorders, rehabilitation, treatment and management, as well as disaster preparedness. The three parties are also expected to co-organize awareness program, technical exchange and trainings for capacity-building purposes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Response - Osaka Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-06-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA Emergency Response - Osaka Earthquake 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      At 07:58 on June 18th (Mon), a magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northern Osaka in central Japan.  In response to this, AMDA dispatched two coordinators from AMDA Headquarters in Okayama at 13:00. Surrounded by Japanese media, the coordinators said that, as it might be necessary to provide emergency medical relief, and there is a possibility of more damage caused by aftershocks, they will go to Osaka to grasp the scale of the situation. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The two coordinators arrived in Osaka in the late afternoon and visited the disaster response headquarters in Takatsuki City and Ibaraki City. Both cities were hit hard by the earthquake. The team also visited Makami Community Center and Kawanishi Elementary school in Takatsuki City, which were both being used as evacuation shelters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Activity Report #10: Rohingya Refugees Crisis: My motive to join the mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-06-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        by Ali Kadar, UNRWA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Rohingya boy waiting for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        medical treatment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In February 2018, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Doctor Ali Kadar conducted medical support at the AMDA clinic in the Rohingya refugee camp. Dr. Ali, formerly deputy commissioner of the UNRWA department of health, was born and raised as a Palestine refugee in UN refugee camps. Having experienced life in a refugee camp himself, supporting the Rohingya refugees was a special opportunity for him. The following is a report from Dr. Ali regarding his experience at the Rohingya refugee camp:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My first motive to join this mission comes from my personal understanding about the importance of the international humanitarian aid to a people in a dire situation. I myself was a Palestine refugee, born and raised in a camp established by the UN. Humanitarian aid from the international community has provided my family with medical care and food, and I was able to attend

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Activity Report #9: Rohingya Refugee Crisis: Working with UNRWA Doctors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-06-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Harumi Oshitani, AMDA ER Network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Translated by Yuichiro Chikamochi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Feb 2018 Report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Ali, one of the UNRWA doctors,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          providing medical support at the AMDA clinic (left),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and a Bangladeshi doctor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Medical Relief Operation for the Rohingya Refugees in Cox's Bazar with doctors from UNRWA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          From 1st to 13th February 2018, AMDA dispatched a nurse, Harumi Oshitani, to provide medical support at the Rohingya refugee camp. Ms. Oshitani made the following report regarding her experiences working with two UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East) doctors who were also dispatched to the AMDA clinic:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The doctors from UNRWA were refugees themselves. They sought opportunities to study abroad and strived to become doctors under difficult circumstances.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Activity Report #8: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-06-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            May 2018 Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA's continued medical support for the Rohingya community
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It has been roughly half a year since AMDA started its medical support at the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in October 2017. Located in Camp 1W in the Kutupalong Expansion Site, with the exception of Fridays (a Holy day in Islam), AMDA's clinic continues to see an average of 120 patients over a five-hour period every day. The clinic's medical team consisting of nine members (two doctors, a midwife, an operations coordinator, four medical assistants and a Rohingya assistant) provides free medical treatment and medicine to those who need it. Currently, the majority of patients are treated for ailments such as diarrhea, coughs, fever and skin disease. However, due to a lack of medical machinery and technology available, more complicated cases which require medical tests are referred to a larger, local medical facility set up by UNHCR (The UN Refugee Agency).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Activity Report #7: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2018-06-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              November 2017 Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Starting medical support at the Rohingya refugee camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA started its medical support at the Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh in October 2017. From August 2017, a substantial number of Rohingya people, believed to now be over one million, became displaced from their homes in Myanmar as a minority Muslim community. It has become a global humanitarian crisis. Due to such a large influx of people, the number has already reached far beyond the capacity of the facilities built for them so far. Furthermore, the number of displaced persons is continually increasing. Living in makeshift tents made from bamboo and plastic sheets with limited food, they have no choice but to live in conditions of very poor levels of sanitation. Acknowledging this situation, under the lead of AMDA Bangladesh, AMDA began its medical support activities at the Rohingya camp.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Report from AMDA Medical Volunteer: Mayon Volcanic Eruption Medical Relief, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2018-05-01

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ms.Elen at the Middle in a center row

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Transcending medicine: A Caring hand for Cabangan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By: Divinagrace Elen, MD-MPA Class 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bicol University College of Medicine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Another swipe on the misty screen of my phone made me turn again into the direction of the looming goddess before me, now with glowing red streams cascading ever so breathtakingly, outlining the magnificent cone and lifting its elegant shape against the shadows of the night. One more glance on the screen. It read a new announcement posted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Activity Report #6: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2018-04-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Medical Relief Operation for the Rohingya Refugees in Cox's Bazar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Toru Yoneda, AMDA ER Network 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Translated by Yuichiro Chikamochi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Upon arriving in Dhaka via Bangkok, on 14 December 2017, I entered Kutupalong Refugee Camp located in Cox’s Bazar in the south of Bangladesh. For six days that followed, I joined a local medical team from AMDA Bangladesh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The ground team consisted of one leader, two doctors, one midwife, one pharmacist and three volunteers. The volunteers were mainly working as translators, however, they sometimes had to engage themselves in dispensing drugs or treating external wounds of the patients.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Report from AMDA Coordinator: Mayon Volcanic Eruption Medical Relief, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2018-02-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The following report was submitted by AMDA coordinator, Annie Nishi, who worked in Albay, Philippines, in response to the recent Mayon volcano disaster that struck the vicinity of the mountain in the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #2: Mt. Mayon Volcanic Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2018-02-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In response to the ongoing Mt. Mayon eruption in the Philippines, AMDA conducted emergency relief in Camalig, Albay Province located approximately 500km south of Manila. After arriving in the capital

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Mt. Mayon Volcanic Eruption, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2018-02-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 08 February 2018, AMDA Headquarters has dispatched one coordinator from Japan to the Philippines in response to Mt. Mayon volcanic eruption in Albay Province, South Luzon. The active volcano is lo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #2: Typhoon Vinta in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2018-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Following Tropical Storm Kai-tak (Urduja), the heavy rain caused by Typhoon Tembin (Vinta) that hit the Philippines just before Christmas caused a heavy flood in Cagayan de Oro River (Southern Mindana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Activity Report #5: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2018-01-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From 14-15 November 2017, a coordinator/nurse from AMDA Headquarters visited AMDA’s temporary clinic (AMDA Medical Camp) set at Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar where AMDA has jointl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Typhoon Vinta in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2017-12-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the devastating typhoon that struck the whole island of Mindanao in the southern Philippines on 22 December 2017, AMDA will be sending a team of relief personnel to Cagayan de Oro in the Province ofMisamisOriental. The torrential rain has caused the flooding of Cagayan River in the region, affecting the city located in the downstream area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #2: Typhoon Urduja in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2017-12-26

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Procuring and Preparing Relief Goods



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Upon arrival in Manila, AMDA nurse discussed with our local partner and found that Biliran island located in the central part of the Philippines is the most affected island from the Typhoon. Thus, AMDA in collaboration with our local partners identified affected communities in Biliran to distribute our relief goods, then procured and repacked food items (instant noodles, coffee packs, fish and meat canned food, cookies with a water bottle) for approximately 700 households in Cebu on 22nd of December.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Typhoon Urduja in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2017-12-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On 16 December 2017, Typhoon Urduja, which landed on Samal, in the center of the Philippines, caused extensive damage to the area. According to the local coverage on 19 December, 41 deaths were report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Activity Report #4: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2017-12-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    To tackle the growing number of Rohingya refugees seeking asylum in Bangladesh, AMDA Headquarters has launched a year-long relief initiative with AMDA Bangladesh and Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH). In October, the joint team had already started providing free medical services in Kutupalong refugee camp in Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. Despite there was no sign of infectious disease outbreak, dermatitis and STDs seemed to have been on the rise in accordance with the growing refugee population (a total of 640,000, according to UNOCHA (27/11/2017).)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Activity Report #3: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2017-11-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In response to the influx of Rohingya refugees seeking asylum in the border areas of Bangladesh, AMDA Bangladesh and AMDA Headquarters have launched medical relief at Kutupalang refugee camp in Ukhia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Activity Report #2: Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2017-11-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Medical Relief Operation for the Rohingya Refugees in Cox's Bazar Began

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since 25th August, some 604,000 people have crossed the border, having fled violence in Myanmar. his is in addition to the over 200,000 people who had sought safety in Cox’s Bazar following previous outbreaks of violence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After the assessment, AMDA Bangladesh started a joint medical camp with Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital and United Commercial Bank Limited to promote better health care services for the Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar on 22nd October.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Activity Report #1:Rohingya Refugee Crisis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2017-10-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In response to the plight of Rohingyas who have been fled from Myanmar, AMDA Bangladesh decided to launch medical relief in the refugee camps set at border towns. AMDA Bangladesh had been continuously monitoring the situation and they decided to take a concrete action against the worsening sanitary condition in the camps.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The influx of Rohingyas to Bangladesh has been peaking since late August where approximately 537,000 people have fled homes. Including the number of those who had already been staying in the country as refugees, it is estimated that, as a whole, approximately 800,000 Rohingyas are currently residing in Bangladesh. (UNOCHA stat. as of 16 Oct. 2017.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #6: Earthquake in Central Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2017-10-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On the morning of 27 September 2017, AMDA-Tenrikyo joint team visited an elementary school which was used as an evacuation center in La Novena Seccion, Juchitan, in Oaxaca Province. Though the security was tightened for burglary prevention, the team was admitted to the facility after negotiating with the facility representative. The evacuation center had housed about 50 people, however, at the time the team visited, 2/3 of them were either out for work or out clearing the debris from the quake. Still, AMDA nurse eagerly checked the evacuees' health conditions by testing blood sugar levels or taking their pulse. She also gave health guidance as well.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #5: Earthquake in Central Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2017-09-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In the morning of 25th of September local time, the joint team of AMDA and Tenrikyo’s Branch office in Mexico headed to Juchitan, Oaxaca state from Mexico City. Based on the local information that diapers for both babies and adults, sanitary napkins and tarpaulins were in short, the team procured them in Salina Cruz, the closest city, in the afternoon, then moved to Juchitan in the evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #4: Earthquake in Central Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2017-09-27


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On the morning of 24 September 2017, AMDA team comprising personnel from AMDA and Tenrikyo Mexico Office entered the state of Morelos to conduct a needs survey in four locations. Morelos is approximately 150 kilometers south of Mexico City, the capital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The overall ground surveys revealed that much of the needs had already been fulfilled in Morelos (and Mexico City), hence, there seemed to be no need for emergency assistance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Helping the refugees of Marawi turmoil in Mindanao, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2017-09-26

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA Staff Handing Over Drwaing Kit to Children

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  According to the Philippines’ Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the armed conflict that has put Marawi in crisis since 23 May 2017 has generated 359,680 internally displaced persons[IDPs] (as of 30 August). Currently, the government has issued Martial Law until the end of December throughout Mindanao.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Having kept a close eye on the local situation from the onset of the strife, AMDA sent two personnel to the Philippines to discuss possible refugee assistance in late July. One of the two personnel was a Filipino national

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #2: Earthquake in Central Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2017-09-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In response to the catastrophic earthquake that hit central Mexico on 19 September, AMDA has sent a nurse/coordinator to Mexico City. After arriving in the capital on 22 September, the nurse is schedu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Earthquake in Central Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2017-09-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Central Mexico was hit by a massive earthquake with a magnitude 7.1 on 19th September around 1:14 pm local time. On 20th September in the midnight, National Civil Protection reports that 226

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin: Floods in the northern Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2017-09-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The torrential rain that struck South Asia in late August also caused severe floods in the north of Bangladesh which resulted in 114 deaths with approximately 7 million people being afflicted. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #5: Earthquake in Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2017-09-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           On 15 September, AMDA team successfully completed its relief work in Juchitan, Oaxaca, the hardest-hit location in Mexico’s southwest.To support a local counterpart which had been providin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #4: Earthquake in Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2017-09-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Seven days have passed since the quake hit Mexico, AMDA team has been providing medical assistance in Juchitan, Oaxaca, the hardest-hit area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A local resident said, “There has been aftershocks ever since the day the quake struck. At night, we have been forced to sleep on the road outside because we feel scared to stay inside the building. Water, electricity and gas were temporarily cut, but now they are recovered. Food prices have been stable as well. There are more buildings destroyed in the central part of the city. It’s somewhat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #3: Earthquake in Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2017-09-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On September 8th 2017 in Japan time, a magnitude of 8.1 earthquake hit Mexico, and its epicenter was in the Pacific. AMDA decided to dispatch a doctor and a nurse from Japan and they arrived in Mexico on September 11th local time. Upon arrival, they met a local coordinator and Tenrikyo Mexico members for sharing local information regarding the affected areas.  AMDA team and two members from Tenrikyo Mexico flew to Huatulco in the state of Oaxaca which is close to Juchitan, one of the affected area after securing goods and medicine Mexico City on September 12th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #2: Earthquake in Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2017-09-14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 11 September, one doctor and one nurse/coordinator from AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan, arrived in Mexico City to discuss possible relief measures with local collaborators. Upon arrival, they had a meeting with a coordinator as well as the staff from Tenrikyo’s Branch Office in Mexico.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Earthquake in Mexico

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2017-09-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On 8th September 2017 in Japan time, a massive earthquake with a magnitude 8.1 hit Mexico. The epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean, 1000km southeast of the capital. The states of Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Tabasco, the south of this country, are located closest to the earthquake’s epicenter.  At least 65 people were killed and among them, 45 people were killed in Oaxaca State according to President Enrique Pena Nieto as of 9th September (local time). 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #2: Floods in Bihar, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2017-09-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 01 September 2017, AMDA’s joint relief team that departed Gaya College in Gaya, Bihar, arrived in the north of the state which has been severely af
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    fected by the flood. The team provided food supplies and daily goods to three villages in Ganga Bandh District, Samastipur. 300 families received a set of relief goods containing bread, jam, cookies, rice, sweets, as well as soap and buckets. Also among the items were candles and box matches for the ongoing power outage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #1: Floods in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2017-09-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The torrential rain since the early August has caused floods and landslides in the southern part of Nepal (Terai plains) which has left substantial damage to the area. The Interior Ministry of Nepal a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief: Leyte Earthquake Medical Relief, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2017-08-01



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A mag. 6.5 quake that struck Leyte’s western region on the early morning of 06 July displaced 59 households (197 people) which forced them to evacuate to emergency tents, Leyte Medical Society reported. On 28 July, AMDA team entered Kananga district in the town of Hiluctogan to organize emergency relief in cooperation with the said society.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kyushu Heavy Rain Disaster (Japan) - 2-3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2017-07-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           AMDA’s joint relief team with Soja City Government (AMDA’s longtime collaborator) withdrew from Asakura City (Fukuoka) after completing the mission on 09 July 2017.  Asakura was

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kyushu Heavy Rain Disaster (Japan) - 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2017-07-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the heavy rain that struck the Kyushu region in the southwest Japan, on 06 July AMDA dispatched an emergency relief team to Asakura City in Fukuoka Prefecture.The downpours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Monsoon Flood Disaster in Sri Lanka - 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2017-06-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From 26 May 2017, AMDA Sri Lanka conducted disaster relief to help the victims of floods and landslides triggered by the relentless rain that struck Sri Lanka’s southwest. Relief personnel from AMDA Japan joined the ground team on 07 June to work in Ratnapura and Kalutara.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On 09 June, the team comprising AMDA personnel and local community nurses visited Paradola, a village 100km southeast of Colombo.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Monsoon Flood Disaster in Sri Lanka - 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2017-06-09


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA’s joint relief team, comprising personnel from AMDA Sri Lanka, St. John Ambulance and AMDA Japan, has been working hard to help the people afflicted by the recent flood and landslide disaster in Sri Lanka. The monsoon downpours from late May have caused extensive damage in Sri Lanka’s southwest, where AMDA and its affiliates have conducted a range of aid activities including the provision of relief supplies and free medical treatment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Monsoon Flood Disaster in Sri Lanka - 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2017-06-09


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The torrential monsoon rain which struck Sri Lanka’s southwest late last month has caused floods and landslides in the region, leaving 213 dead, 150 injured and 79 missing. The number of buildings damaged by the disaster has topped 20,000 and more than 600,000 people have been directly or indirectly affected (Sri Lanka Disaster Management Center [DMC] as of 05 June 2017.)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Monsoon Flood Disaster in Sri Lanka - 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2017-05-30


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Monsoon led to country's worst torrential rains in 14 years, which brought severe flooding across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka triggered many landslides across the region. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), the dire situation has resulted in the deaths of at least 169 people and as many as 112 people are still missing. More than 100,000 people are displaced and almost hald a million people have been affected by the flooding. The death toll is expected to rise, as authorities battle to rescue those still stranded and warn of the possibility of crocodile attacks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA-TaiwanIHA Joint-Medical-Mission for Free Cleft Lip & Palate Operation in Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2017-05-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Once again, for the third year in a row, AMDA International teamed up with it`s long time trusting partner TaiwanIHA (Taiwan International Health Action), to conduct Cleft Palate and reconstructive su

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #9: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2017-04-13



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On April 10th local time, AMDA jointly provided medical service to the affected people with SES (Socios En Salud) under a tent in a park in Piura Region. Three doctors of the joint team saw 95 patients in the morning. Major symptoms seen among patients were muscle ache, joint pain, and headache.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #6-7: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2017-04-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA Emergency Bulletin #6-7: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA in collaboration with local counterpart in Peru, Socios en Salud (Partner in Health) has been supporting the flood affected people in Lima and its suburbs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          06 April, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4-5: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2017-04-07

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #4-5: Peru Flood Disaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In response to the floods and mudslides that have struck Peru since last month, AMDA has carried out emergency relief with its Peruvian counterpart, Socios en Salud (Partners in Health) in the suburbs of Lima, the capital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            04 April 2017

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2017-04-05





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              According to the report from AMDA personnel (one doctor and one coordinator) who arrived in Lima on 02 April, there seemed to have been no damage caused by the flood around the airport and the central part of the city.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2017-03-31

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In response to the floods and mudslides that have struck Peru since last month, AMDA will be sending two relief personnel (one doctor, one coordinator) to Lima, the capital, from its Headquarters in Japan. The two will be arriving in Peru on 02 April.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Torrential downpours since last month have caused extensive damage around the country which have affected 797,789 people as a whole.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Peru Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2017-03-22

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On 21 March 2017, AMDA Peru consulted AMDA Headquarters in Japan on sending relief personnel for the recent flood and mudslide disaster in Peru. In Peru, heavy downpours have been continuing intermittently because of the El Nino effect caused by the rise in the sea surface temperature since last month.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  According to Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN), a torrential rain has caused floods and mudslides around the country for the past few weeks which left 75 people dead and 20 people missing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-08

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2016-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Report on AMDA’s Haiti Hurricane Relief #8
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (19 October-3 November 2016)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19 October 2016:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After AMDA’s second batch of Japanese relief personnel (one nurse and one coordinator) returned to Japan, the joint relief team of AMDA Haiti-Japan continued to work in Centre Sante de Moron in Moron City located in the west.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-07

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2016-10-25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On October 18th, AMDA Haiti and AMDA Japan team participated in WHO Health Cluster meeting and presented AMDA team’s medical activities at Sentre Sante de Moron hospital.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After the meeting, the joint team moved to Moron and continued medical activities. AMDA nurse provided education and information session on how to control Cholera infection to hospital staff and patients’ families. AMDA doctors with local hospital staff has been providing medical care to Cholera patients as well as patients with other complaints. One male patient came in with an external injury on dorsum of his right foot and medically cared by AMDA doctor from Japan. On the 18th, 29 patients were hospitalized and 27 of them were diagnosed with Cholera. The team saw the gradual increase of cholera patients compared to yesterday. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-06

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2016-10-19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        At the meeting with the coordinator for Cholera preventive measures from the Ministry of Health, Haiti, on October 17th, AMDA team was referred to Sentre Sante de Moron hospital in Moron, one hour and half away from Jeremie City, for medical activity.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In this hospital, 19 patients were hospitalized and most of them are Cholera patients. Two new Cholera patients were admitted to the hospital. However, there were neither medications nor personal protective gears were available at the hospital. Thus, hospital staff and AMDA team used medications and goods they purchased in Port Au Prince a few days ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-05

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2016-10-18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In response to the local assessment and on local request, AMDA decided to dispatch a second medical team of three, composed of a medical doctor, a nurse and a coordinator from Japan. AMDA`s 2nd team left Japan on 14th October and one member arrived in Haiti on 15th of October and another two members arrived on the morning of  October 16th.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-04

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2016-10-17



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After the joint team of AMDA Haiti, NPO TMAT and AMDA conducted relief activities in the affected area in Jeremie, they came back to Port au Prince and AMDA received the local report today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief for Hurricane Matthew (Haiti)-03

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2016-10-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              After AMDA and TMAT (a Japanese NGO) collaborative team from Japan arrived in Haiti on October 9th, the team met and had a meeting with AMDA Haiti to share local information and to talk about their plan on emergency relief. According to AMDA coordinator, he does not see much damage or any disturbance from the hurricane in the central part of Port-au-Prince. Thus, AMDA Haiti and the team could purchase medications (NSAIDS, Antibiotics, Ointment, gloves and others) without any problem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA's Second Mission for Sri Lankan Flood Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2016-06-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In mid May, most part of Sri Lanka went through severe flooding and landslides. Several days of incessant rain caused extensive flood in many parts including Colombo. More than 100 people died and more than 250,000 people were affected around the country.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As the second stage of relief activities, AMDA International joined AMDA Sri Lanka and Ministry of Health to conducted a free medical and relief mission in the Kolonnawa village. Kolonnawa is a low-lying area in the outskirts of Colombo inhabited by all three ethnic groups of Sri Lanka Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim. The area was inundated during the flood in May. People experienced property damage and loss along with severe living conditions during the flood and according to the head priest from the local Buddhist temple the area hardly received any help from outside. This much-needed mission was made possible with the generous and timely support from Rissho Kosei-kai`s “Donate-a-Meal Fund for Peace” movement.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Relief Mission for Sri Lankan Flood and Landslides

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2016-06-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In mid May, a low-pressure zone above Sri Lanka caused heavy rainfall all over the country and forced the water level in most of major rivers in the country to rise, especially, in the western and central province. Several days of incessant rain caused flood in many parts of the country such as Colombo, Katunayake, Ratmalana, Mannar, and Trincomalee, Kurunegala, Kegalle, Nuwaraeliya, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kandy Puttalam, Batticaloa and Anuradhapura.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As of end of May more than 100 people died and many more are still missing. According to the local officials, heavy flood and landslide affected more than 250,000 people around the country.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Relief Activity for Typhoon Melor - III

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-12-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA continued its relief activities for the Typhoon Melor disaster in collaboration with our local partner DAP (Development Academy of the Philippines). On the 29th of Dec. they conducted mobile clinic, food and cloths distribution at barangay Zone1 in Victoria province.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The team comprised of 2 doctors, one nurse, and 7 volunteers from DAP and AMDA. They started the clinic at 8am and completed at about 18:00 consulting and providing services to more than 350 patients. There were 168 adults and 187 children with a total combinatioan of  128 male

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Relief Activity for Typhoon Melor - II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-12-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA nurse finally reached the flood-affected area of Northern Samar on the 23rd early morning. After meeting with AMDA local contact on her arrival at Catarman she moved to Victoria in Northern Samar. On the way to Victoria they purchased some of the relief goods such as 2000 packs dry noodle packs and 2000 cans of sardines.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      With the help of AMDA`s partners and local people they packed the relief items into 2000 individual packs for easy delivery. Each house-hold will receive 1kg dry-noodle pack and a 425g-can of sardine. A total of 2000 packs will be distributed to the affected in 16 barangays in municipality of Victoria in Northern Samar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Relief Activity for Typhoon KOPPU 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-10-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 23rd of October 2015, AMDA dispatched a nurse to conduct relief activities for the typhoon-affected people of the Philippines.  Soon after she arrived in Manila, she joined our local partner and moved to Pangasinan province, one of the most affected areas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The following day, AMDA implemented medical missions, goods distributions and provided free meals in Barangay Wawa and Aplaya in collaboration with local partners. The joint medical team comprised with three doctors and a nurse from the regional police of Pangasinan, a nurse from a provincial hospital, AMDA nurse and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Relief Activity for Typhoon KOPPU 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-10-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On 18th of October 2015, typhoon KOPPU made a landfall in Aurora, in the eastern part of Luzon, and stayed for three days with downpour and strong wind. Due to the full impact of the typhoon, there are extensive flooding, landslides and property damages from the center to the northern part of Luzon. According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than a million people were affected, hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to evacuate to shelters and 54 people have been confirmed death according to the local newspapers. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reports on AMMM: Nepal Earthquake 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-10-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by Dr. Mohammad Humayun Alamgir, AMDA Bangladesh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A deadly earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 that happened in Nepal at 11:55 AM on the 25th April ‘2015 killed more than 8,500 people and injured more than 22,000 people. It was the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal since 1934.Hundreds of thousands of the people became homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country. It destroyed also many world heritage sites and tourist spots.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As a continuation of the medical relief operation for the victims, AMDA has decided to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Peace Building Program in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-09-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As part of Phase II AMDA Peace Building Program, since 2011, AMDA International has been conducting “Peace and Unity through Sport, Religion and Art” in Sri Lanka. This has been the 5th successful program held and further the program was held in the township of Kilinochchi, which was one of the most affected area in the north of Sri Lanka, during the conflicts that ended in 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As usual AMDA teamed up with AMDA Sri Lanka and the Sri Lankan Arm Forces of Kilinochchi district to conducted the event from August 22rd to 24th, 2015.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nepal Earthquake: Report from Dispatched Filipino Doctors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-08-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA implemented GPSP/AMDA Multinational Medical Mission for Nepal earthquake. We dispatched medical doctors and other medical personnels from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Canada, India, Japan and the Philippines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here are the activity reports from young Filipino doctors from Development Academy of the Philippines(DAP).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nepal Earthquake Response                                                        By Dr. Aljune Patiam                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Volunteer doctors, nurses and midwives from Japan, Philippines, Canada together with AMDA International paid visit at AMDA Nepal headquarters prior to deployment to affected areas. A meeting was conducted too as to what is the current status of the operations. We were accommodated very warmly and they assured us of our safety.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nepal Earthquake: Activity Report From a Dispatched Doctor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-06-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA conducted AMDA/GPSP Multinational Medical Missions(AMDA/GPSP MMM) for the great earthquake impacted  Nepal on the 25th of April.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We would like to share a report from a Cambodian doctor who participated in the mission.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA-TaiwanIHA Joint Cleft Palate/ Lip Operation Mission in Parepare, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-06-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA International teamed up with AMDA Indonesia and the Clebus Cleft Centre (CCC) from Makassar to conduct a Cleft Palate and Lip operation mission free of charge in the Pare-pare district of Eastern Sulawesi. Once again AMDA International collaborated with TaiwanIHA to fund this mission for the first time in Indonesia. TaiwanIHA has helped AMDA to conduct many cataract missions and dental programs in Sri Lanka and Turkey. AMDA Indonesia, due to the remote location and the demand for cleft palate/ lip deformities, selected the district of Pare-Pare in the South Sulawesi Island as the mission site.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-05-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA has been implementing the collaborating activities with AMDA Nepal since April 27th. Meanwhile, AMDA is also supporting a local youth group ‘Panas-spreading light’, which is dedicating their efforts to the affected people by the earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Following the first activity with Panas on May 6th, AMDA funded for their second activity in Kavre. Panas provided relief supplies for 80 families, such as rice, beans and hygiene goods. Based on the information from the local people, Panas found that Mahadevsthan was in a critical condition, thus decided to distribute the necessary items. Panas was very welcomed and appreciated by the village people, and the children happily rushed to the chocolates they distributed.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-05-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA continue to provide mobile clinics around the Kathmandu valley with the help and support of the dedicated AMDA Nepal staff. On the 21st of May, AMDA team held at the local Health Post in Bha

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-05-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Following the Earthquake disaster and the continuing aftershocks, in Kathmandu people are still afraid of living inside their houses even though the houses are fully intact. They are staying and sleep

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-05-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Continuing the relief activities for the earthquake disasters in Nepal, AMDA team of a Japanese Physiotherapist and coordinator from AMDA HQ joint a team of a doctor and a nurse from AMDA Nepal to conduct a medical mission in one of the displaced people camp in the Lalitpur township of Patan, just outside Kathmandu. This time AMDA conducted the clinic for the differently able people who have been sheltered in part of the above-mentioned camp that is located opposite to the Central Zoo.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-05-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On the 14th of May AMDA team of 9 members decided to go to two different sites with AMDA Nepal members. One team of 2 AMDA Philippine members and 3 AMDA Japan members went towards Nuwarkot are and it was decided that other team of 2 Canadian members and 2 AMDA Japan members would be send to Sindhupalchok are for another mission. However on the day of departure there was a second earthquake that brought more damaged to Nepal. Due to the trauma suffered by the local staff and the security of staff due to the unsafe mountain roads the team returned back to Kathmandu on the same day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-05-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Despite of the large scale aftershock on May 12th, AMDA-GPSP (Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace) Multinational Medical team has been continuously conducting medical missions for the affected people.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Because of the fear for more aftershocks, many in-patients stayed outside open area of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, where many of AMDA Nepal doctors are affiliated with. On May 12th, right after the aftershock, more than 100 patients were treated at the hospital. Patients were carried outside with their beds by their relatives and chose to stay outside overnight in fear of more aftershock. In addition to the patients with external injuries, increased number of patients who are seeking psychological treatment for their stress and panic syndrome are coming to the hospital. This aftershock, which happened two weeks after the major earthquake, hit Nepal when people started to get back to their regular routine and affected the people tremendously.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-05-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On May 12th, the big-scale aftershock of Magnitude 7.3 and 6.3 hit Nepal one after another. Its epicenter is Sindhupalchowk, one of AMDA’s activity site. According to the local information, this aftershock also caused some casualties.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All AMDA team members in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot, and Gorkha are confirmed to be safe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 13

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-05-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On May 10th, the fifth Medical Team from Japan has departed for Kathmandu with medical equipment (30 sphygmomanometers, 30 stethoscopes and 5 pulse oximeters) donated by Tokushima prefecture that AMDA has concluded MOU with, for the predicted Nakai Trough Earthquake in the future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-05-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA continues to support the affected people in Nepal with AMDA/GPSP (Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace) multinational medical teams. On May 10th, the second doctor from AMDA Canada has arrive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-05-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since April 25th when the earthquake hit Nepal, AMDA Nepal has been conducting relief activities for the affected people and AMDA Multinational Medical Teams have been involved in their relief activit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-05-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA Multinational Medical Teams have been involved in relief activities led by AMDA Nepal. AMDA Bangladesh also dispatched their medical doctor to Nepal to participate in the mission. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ???Sindhupalchowk District???
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA Multinational Medical Teams have been working in Khadichaur of Sindhupalchowk District since end of April. On May 6th, a medical team of one doctor and three nurses from AMDA Damak hospital, replacing a previous AMDA Damak team, arrived in the activity site and joined in the medical mission along with one medical doctor from Japan. The team was able to see 22 patients, many of them suffering from problems such as external injuries, general physical problems etc. Some patients delayed to seek medical care for their injuries or physical problems because they thought they would heal on its own.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As steep mountains are surrounding this area, due to frequent aftershocks, landslides are often seen in this area. According to a local person, the flood in last summer led to a major landslide few kilometers upper stream of the river, which destroyed houses in lower stream of the river. Therefore, local people decided to block the stream of this river and thus villages located in upper stream of the river were submerged in water. The unstable land after the great earthquake could easily lead to another disaster if rain continues., which need to be closely monitored. Communication connection is still unstable, and not enough relief supplies have distributed to some affected areas. Some of patients visited AMDA mobile clinic told the staff, “We lost everything from the earthquake, and we are sleeping on the wet ground at night in cold. My whole body aches.” “My house is completely gone. I have no idea how to survive with 11 children from now on.” 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On May 6th, the fourth dispatched AMDA team from Japan has arrived in Nepal and moved to Sindhupalchowk on the next morning in order to participated in the on-going AMDA mobile clinic. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Report from AMDA Nepal 2nd Team (3 May 2015)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-05-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Government of Nepal has confirmed 7,709 deaths and more than 15,911 injuries resulting from the quake. AMDA Nepal emergency response team has been on the ground since April 26 when the quake struck, assessing the damage, delivering critically needed medicines and supplies and mobilising to provide emergency care to survivors. AMDA International has already deployed additional volunteer from Japan, Bangladesh, Combodia, Canada, relief materials and resources as quickly as possible to support relief efforts and is operating Mobile Medical Team (MMT) in remote areas, including Swaurpani VDC in Gorkha district, very close to the center point of earthquake (Barpak). AMDA Nepal has set-up its outreach health clinic in Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot. It is planned to extend it in Rasuwa district as well.  These outreach health clinic sites are near the damaged health center and has expanded to reach the hardest-hit communities, often hardly accessible by road.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-05-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA teams have been continuously working with the affected people in Nepal since 25th of April, when the earthquake hit Nepal. As of May 5th, casualties of Nepal earthquake rose to 7,611 with 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Medical Mission for Earthquake Victims in Nepal form AMDA Hospital Damak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-05-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA Hospital Damak has been providing emergency medical facility to earthquake victims in Nepal since 26th April 2015 though our extended clinic in our hospital premises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As Damak was the least effected area by the earthquake, we had about 6 patients victim of earthquake. As the norm of AMDA family, we formed 11 members emergency relief (ER) team for the first phase of relief activities in collaboration with Damak municipality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 29th April, 11 members of ER team from AMDA hospital left for Sindhu Sadabahar Hospital at Khadichour, Sindhupalchowk in two vehicles. One of the vehicle was from AMDA hospital and other one was a private vehicle belongs to an AMDA doctor. Unfortunately, due to damage to the highway, the team was force to halt that night in one of the community hospitals.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-05-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On 3rd May, the joint medical team, consisting of staff dispatched by AMDA Headquarters in Japan and members of AMDA Nepal, moved from Sindhupalchok District, where they had been providing medical support, to the center of Dharmasthali in Kathmandu District.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In Dharmasthali, even large brick buildings had collapsed and the air was filled with dust. Inspecting the status of damage in the city, the team visited victims’ houses and performed medical examinations where necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Even though the city is in Kathmandu District, no rescue team had yet arrived in over a week since the earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Update Report for Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal from AMDA Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-05-04

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here is the update Report for Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal from AMDA Nepal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Great Earthquake Nepal, April 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Origin, Magnitude, Distribution and Impact

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nepal lies in a major earthquake beltt wher the India and Eurasia plates meet. The constant crashing of the two plates formed the Himalayan ranges and the region's last earthquake with high magnitude was in 1934.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Earthquake occured at 11:56 A.M with its epicenter in Gorkha of Richter scale 7.6 - 7.9 on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Approximately, 110 aftershocks of more than 4 Richter scale were recorded between 11:56am on 25th April and 1:29am on 30th April. (Source:National Earthquake Center, Kathmandu.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-05-03

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA Nepal Children’s Hospital team Place of activities: Saurpani (Pokhari Danda, Gorkha District, Gandaki Zone)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Rescue Committee of Gorkha District, Gandaki Zone, where damage from the earthquake was so severe that no emergency relief aid had yet reached it, sent an Emergency aid request to AMDA’s Siddhartha Mother & Child Hospital (also known as AMDA Nepal Children’s Hospital), in Butwal, Rupandehi District.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Upon receiving this request, AMDA Nepal’s members organized a medical support team which left Butwal on 27th for the neighboring Gorka District. The team comprised of 8 people: 3 medical doctors, 2 nurses and 3 non-medical staff.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-05-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        One week has passed since the magnitude 7.9 earthquake had hit Nepal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The huge shake had destroyed houses and roads to the remote villages in the mountains.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Aid have not reached many of the villages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The first dispatch team from Japan conducted medical mission at Sindhu Sadabahar Hospital in Sindhupalchowk of Bagmati District.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The team moved back to Kathmandu to receive the supplies that arrived from Japan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After the second dispatch from Japan and Bangladesh arrived in Kathmandu, they joined AMDA Nepal and arrived in Sindhupalchowk to replace the first dispatched team.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA Hospital in Damak, Jhapa District also arrived and joined the team in Sindhupalchowk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Condolence Message to The Affected People of Recent Earthquake in Nepal from AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Condolence Message to The Affected People of Recent Earthquake in Nepal from AMDAWe would like to extend our deepest condolences for those who lost their lives in the Nepal earthquake and express our

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On 29th, the AMDA Medical team left Kathmandu to Mankha city in Sindhu Palchock district of Bagmati zone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No support has been reached this region and our team went with a car and it took them one day to reach there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It is only located about 80km away from Kathmandu.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But because of earthquakes, rocks were lying on the road to the area and continues rain after earthquake made the road condition worse and difficult to travel.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2015-04-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25th April 2015 has caused tremendous damage to the country. According to the UN Situation Report, as of 27th April, the death toll has risen to 3,351, and 6,833 are injured.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As per the request from the Rescue Committee of Gorkha District in Gandaki Zone, on 27th of April 3 doctors and 2nurses were dispatched from AMDA’s Siddhartha Mother & Child Hospital in Butwal to Gorkha District, where the damage was hardest and no medical team has reached there as of the 27th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA team includes a doctor who has once received training at a maternal clinic/hospital in Japan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              They will travel by car part of the way, then walk for 3 to 6 hours in order to reach the activity site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2015-04-28

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On the 27th of April, AMDA team arrived in Sankhu City, suburb of Kathmandu. After their arrival, they set up a tent and started an emergency medical clinic with the help of doctors from AMDA Nepal.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Approximately 60 patients were treated during the mission and major symptoms were high blood pressure and minor injuries.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fortunately, no patients were suffering from major injuries or broken bone etc due to the earthquake at this site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2015-04-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Having left Okayama on Sunday 26th, AMDA's first medical team left Kuala Lumpur on Monday 27th morning and arrived safely at Tribhuvan International Airport inNepal, at 12:45pm. According to our team, the flight was full of rescue teams and media crews from different countries.  Due to the increase in the number of aid-flights and the limited capacity of the Airport facilities, the airplanes had to circle and wait for a long time above Tribhuvan Airport and many flights could not even land and had to head back.  According to our team the airport building was a chock-a-block with people everywhere they turn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Activities in Nepal 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2015-04-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At 11:56 local time on April 25th, 2015, a massive earthquake with a magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal and caused great damage.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Its epicenter was about 80km northwest from the capital city, Kathmandu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Immediately after hearing the news, AMDA headquarter started working on dispatching a team, consisting of a coordinator and a nurse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Today on 26th, the team departed for Kuala Lumpur from Japan.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They will stand by in Kuala Lumpur to catch the next available flight to Kathmandu the next day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Progress on Reconstruction of Leyte Medical Society Building/ Emergency Relief Station in Tacloban

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2015-02-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LEYTE MEDICAL SOCEITY BUILDING GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY WAS FEATURED ON THE WEBSITE of JAPAN TIMES and ABS-CBN.Click here to view web article of Japan Times on PDFClick here to view web article of ABS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2015-01-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Leyte Medical Society (LMS) has been holding free monthly medical missions in collaboration with AMDA for the affected people from Typhoon Haiyan since March, 2014. The October medical mission w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Mission for the Floods in Southeast Asia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2015-01-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            At the end of 2014, a massive monsoon impacted far and wide in Southeast Asia, which heavily flooded in the northern Malaysia. AMDA responded to the situation and implemented a relief and medi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Malaysia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2015-01-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Heavy monsoon rain that started in the middle of December have caused massive flood in extensive areas in Southeast Asia. As a first response to this disaster, AMDA dispatched a medical team that cons

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-12-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A part of Pakistan and Northern India were affected by continuous heavy rain brought by Monsoon in the beginning of September. In collaboration with National Rural Support Programme (NRSP), a member o

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The First Year Anniversary of Typhoon Yolanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-11-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One year has passed since the typhoon Yolanda hit and caused a tremendous damage in the Philippines. Tacloban City, one of the most devastated areas, seems to be revitalized again after one year. Many

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-11-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Due to continuous heavy rain brought by Monsoon since the beginning of September, a part of Pakistan and Northern India was flooded. After the assessment, AMDA has conducted emergency relief mission i

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Visited Landslide Disaster Side in Hill-Country, Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-11-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On October 29th 2014, at 7:30 am a landslide struck the village of Koslanda in the Haldummulla division of Badulla district in Sri Lanka. The landslide was triggered by the monsoon rains, whic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency relief activity for Flood in India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-10-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In consequence of the heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir in early September, the Jhelum river overflowed and caused devastating floods around the border between Pakistan and India. AMDA decided to c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-09-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On September 17th, AMDA Nurse has reached Islamabad, Pakistan and met with staff from the national organization, National Rural Support Programme (NRSP).  Jhelum River and Chenab River caused flo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Pakistan and North India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In early September, the Kashimir region (which consists of Azad Kashimir and Gilgit-Baltisan in Pakistan, and Jammu and Kashimir in India) was hit by heavy flood caused by heavy monsoon rains. River b

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Preserved Packed Rice Distributed in Iloilo, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-09-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The part of Iloilo province in Panay Island was badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, and AMDA, in collaboration with Iloilo City Lions Club, conducted medical mission in the affected areas during emergency re

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Landslides in Hiroshima, Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-09-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On the 20th of August 2014 Hiroshima City in western Japan was struck by a massive landslides following heavy rain. According to the local government, death toll rises to 72 with two still missing. Mo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Yunnan Province 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-08-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In response to the magnitude 6.5 earthquake which hit Yunnan province, China on August 3rd, AMDA dispatched another nurse from Kuala Lumpur to Chengdu on August 6th. AMDA nurse from Kuala Lumpur arriv

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Yunnan Province

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-08-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On August 3rd, 2014 at 4:30 pm local time, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck Zhaotong, Yunnan province of southwest China. According to local media, 589 people were killed, 2,401 people were injured a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Follow-up Activity for the Earthquake in Bohol, the Philippines: Report on Noche Buena Packs Distribution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-06-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On October 15th, 2013, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck and devastated Bohol island, of the Philippines. Responding to the calamity, AMDA conducted an emergency activity in collaboration with NAVRESC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-06-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On May 27th, a rain and hail storm hit mountains when the AMDA team was on the way to Doboj from Banja Luka. A road was cut by small streams made of the overflowing water from a mountain, therefore, t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA continues reconstruction activities in Leyte.Leyte Medical Society in collaboration with AMDA has been condu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-05-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After arriving in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) on May 22nd, AMDA staff joined with AMDA BiH and together they started assessing the affected areas in BiHDuring assessment, AMDA staff notic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activity of AMDA Bangladesh In Response to the Capsized Ferry in Maghna River

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-05-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the middle of the Meghna River in Gazaria Upazila, located around 30 km away from Dhaka, a ferry carrying about 300 passengers capsized and sank because of strong winds on May 15th. Around 40 peopl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief for Flood in Bosnia and Herzegovina

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-05-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On May 13th 2014, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have been affected by cyclone Tamara experiencing extremely heavy rain. It is the worst rainfall recorded in BiH since 1894, when weather reco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-05-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA shifted our activities towards reconstruction.On April 13th, 2014, Leyte Medical Society in partnership with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Conference on Yolanda Reconstruction

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-05-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Apr. 26th 2014, AMDA and Fukuyama medical association held a conference on Yolanda Reconstruction at Fukuyama city Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. Presenters from various organizations shared relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-04-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA shifted our activities towards reconstruction. On March 30th, 2014, Leyte Medical Society in partnershi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Distribution of Stationery for School Children Affected by Typhoon Yolanda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-04-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Leyte Island in the Philippines was severely hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on 8 November 2013. AMDA conducted emergency relief activities for the initial two months and started reconstruction suppo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Distribution of Preserved Alpha Rice to the Disaster Affected People of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2014-04-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Philippines was seriously hit by the super typhoon Yolanda on Nov.8th 2013Upon receiving preserved alpha rice from AMDA's donor in Japan right after the disaster, we shipped them to the Philippine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Mission in Mindanao Island, Philippines (2/2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2014-04-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After having researched, AMDA's medical team discovered that Lupon town, located 4-hour drive from Davao, was damaged severely.They decided to help implement activities in Marayag region in Lupon town

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Mission in Mindanao Island, Philippines (1/2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2014-04-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On January 20th, Typhoon Lingling (local name is Agaton) hit Mindanao Island, southern part of Philippines, and caused landslides and flood which had a huge impact on local people's daily lives. Accor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2014-04-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Responding to the flood, the AMDA Indonesia medical team started their activities on January 19th, 2014. After having done some medical mission in Perkamil, they proceeded to another heavily affected

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2014-01-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The continuous heavy rain has caused massive flood in different areas in Indonesia. According to the report from the government's disaster agency, 13 people were killed, and more than 40,000 people we

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2014-01-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From December 21st through 23rd, AMDA implemented mobile clinics in Ormoc City of Leyte Island, Basay and Marabut of Samar Island in collaboration with Development Academy of the Philippines.AMDA's pr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Solar Light Distribution for the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Visaya, Philippines)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2014-01-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As part of Typhoon Haiyan's relief mission, AMDA received around 420 units of Solar lights (Type: d.Lights S300) from Kopernik to distribute around the affected areas. The units were distributed a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 11

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2014-01-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On December 13, AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission (AMMM) moved from Manila to Panay Island to implement a series of medical mission on the island. Upon arrival, they were welcomed by the Iloilo vice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-12-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On December 8th, one month after the Typhoon Haiyan had hit the Philippines, AMDA team moved to Bohol Island, and started the Christmas distribution.Responding to the request of the mayor of Maribojoc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-12-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On December 5th, AMDA team moved from Manila to Ormoc, Leyte Island by air and sea, and made an hour drive from port of Ormoc to Montebelio Pluto, Kanannga. They distributed supplies, such as rice and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 8

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-12-18

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-12-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On November 26, AMDA medical team arrived in Palompon, in Leyte Island and visited the Mayor and passed the messages of sympathy from the mayor of Soja City in Okayama Prefecture and also from the Cit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 6

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-11-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Typhoon Haiyan devastated vast area in Visayas, especially in Leyte, the Philippines. AMDA has sent 10 members to the Philippines and implemented the emergency relief activities in the islands of Leyt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-11-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In response to the Typhoon Haiyan which devastated the Philippines, AMDA has already sent four teams to respond to this disaster. Based on the assessment conducted by the AMDA's first team, with the s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-11-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Before dispatching the fourth team to the Philippines, the City of Soja and AMDA held a joint press conference on November 18, 2013. The mayor of Soja City mentioned that Soja City Board of Education

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-11-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Based on the assessment that the AMDA nurse who had worked for relief efforts in the island of Bohol conducted, the life of the most people has been back to normal. Thanks to the aid, there are enough

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Responding to the Disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-11-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        While the news is reporting that the Super Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines on November 8th, 2013, has devastated the Philippines, AMDA dispatched two coordinators as the second team. They wil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Responding to the disaster of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-11-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On November 8th, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, among the most powerful storms ever recorded, crashed across the central islands of the Philippines. The news reports that more than 10,000 are expected to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Philippine Earthquake in Bohol and Cebu 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-10-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On October 23rd, AMDA relief team and Philippine Navy (NAVRESCOM) conducted the need-survey in the worst affected areas, Maribojok, Loon San Isidro and Antequerra. The road condition was extremely haz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Philippine Earthquake in Bohol and Cebu 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-10-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the Philippine Earthquake happened on October 15th, AMDA has dispatched one nurse and one Filipino coordinator, who is a member of OKPC (Okayama-Kurashiki Pilipino Circle) to Bohol. Peo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Philippine Earthquake in Bohol and Cebu 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-10-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On October 15th, 2013, a magnitude of 7.2 earthquake hit Bohol and Cebu islands, the central part of Philippines (US Geological Survey). According to National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Co

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-10-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In response to the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the districts of Awaran and Kech in Balochistan on 24 September 2013, one of AMDA's nurses was dispatched to Karachi from its Japan headquarters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-09-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Awaran and Kech district, a remote south-west province of Balochistan in Pakistan on 24th September, 2013. Since right after the occurrence, AMDA headquar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Philippines 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-09-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Followed by a relief supply distribution and free medical mission in Hagonoy, Bulacan on August 26th, Armed Forces of the Philippines conducted another medical mission at Siclong Elementary School in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Philippines 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-08-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Torrential rain brought on by Tropical Storm pounded Luzon Island, north of the Philippines from 18 August. AMDA launched emergency relief mission, with the help of Armed Forces of Philippinesand the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Mission for Flood in Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-08-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Typhoon MARING intensified by the southwest monsoon rains struck Luzon Island, north of the Philippines on 18th of August 2013. Ferocious rain has caused heavy flooding in Manila, the capital the coun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Flood Disaster in Uttarakhand Province of North India -Report from Rishikesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-07-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On June 28th, AMDA Coordinator went to Rishikesh for survey in collaboration with two local doctors from an organization called "WESAF Society" (Water, Earth, Sky, Air and Fire - Five Major Elements o

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Part I - Flood Disaster in Uttarakhand Province of North India (June 27th, 2013)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-06-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Since the middle of June in 2013, a torrential monsoon led to the severe flood in Uttarakhand Province of North India. The water even reached Delhi, the capital city of the country. This flood destroy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • A Follow up Medical Treatment for the Victims of Savar Tragedy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-06-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) and AMDA Bangladesh have jointly organized a follow-up medical treatment for the victims of the Savar tragedy on 7, June 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-02:30 P.M. The

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Mission for Cyclone Mahasen, Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-05-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Last week, the government officials in Bangladesh's coastal areas have been put on a round?the-clock duty and volunteers on the standby for emergency rescue operation as the powerful Cyclone Mahasen w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA's Rehabilitation Activity for Haiti Earthquake Survivors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-05-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Immediately after the 2010 Great Haiti Earthquake, AMDA commenced its activities starting with an emergency relief operation termed as AMDA Multi-National Medical Mission (AMMM) and continued with reh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Response to the earthquake in Sichuan, Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-05-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A coordinator, who left for Sichuan, China, on April 23rd to respond to the earthquake that hit the area last month, came back to Japan on April 30th after completing all missions.During the assessmen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Second Activity Report for Building Collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-05-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA's nurse who left Japan on May 3rd, 2013 arrived in Bangladesh, and joined the mission conducted by AMDA Bangladesh and Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) which was the only hospital who

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Updates: Dhaka Building Collapse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA HQs has dispatched a nurse on May 1st. She will leave for Dhaka on May 3rd and will join AMDA Bangladesh team. An eight-story commercial building named Rana Plaza near Savar Bus Stand collapsed a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • "Emergency Relief Activity for Dhaka Building Collapse, Bangladesh" ~Joint Mission of Japan-Bangladesh Friendship Hospital (JBFH) and AMDA Bangladesh~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-04-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On April 24th, in the worst ever building collapse in Bangladesh's 42-year history, at least 245 people are killed and over 2,000 people are injured in Savar, some 20 kilometers north of the capital c

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Response to the Earthquake in Sichuan, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-04-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On April 20th, 2013 at 8:00 am local time, a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck Ya'an City Lushan County, Sichuan Province situated 115 kilometers away from Chengdu. The depth of the earthquake centr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Follow Up for Emergency Relief Activity in Totonicapan, Guatemala

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-04-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Guatemala is a Central American Country that recently suffered several earthquakes in different provinces. Though the latest earthquake which hit Guatemala City on March 25th 2013 did not cause much d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief Activity on Affected People in Meiktila, Myanmar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2013-04-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On March 20th, 2013, strife of different religious believers in a jewelry store developed to an outbreak in Meiktila Township located in the central Myanmar and its outbreak spread to the surrounding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - IV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2013-02-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Having arrived at Manila, the capital city of the Philippines on January 27th, the thirdly dispatched team of AMDA met the local counterpart for an initial meeting. This time the team from AMDA HQ inc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2013-02-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On January 25th, AMDA team completed the emergency relief activity for Jakarta Flood disaster with the final medical mission in the area called Kampung Melayu in east Jakarta. There has been a serious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2013-02-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Followed by the success of the medical mission on January 23 in Perumahan Kemang, AMDA emergency relief team conducted another activity in Gedong Panjang 2 on January 24. The team consisted of 1 nurse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2013-01-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As a response to the floods disaster in Jakarta on January 15th, AMDA emergency relief team consisting of the members from AMDA HQ, AMDA Indonesia and AMSA Indonesia conducted another medical mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood, Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2013-01-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA Indonesia and AMDA HQ conducted the first medical mission on January 21st, with the great support of the medical students from AMSA Indonesia. In some areas, floods had started to recede however,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA's Emergency Relief Mission for the Victims of Jakarta Flood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2013-01-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Due to the heavy rain since January 15th, flood had hit Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia. Through close communication with the local chapter in Indonesia, AMDA HQ and AMDA Indonesia decided to conduc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMMM for Makassar Flood, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2013-01-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 8th January 2013, Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi Province in Indonesia suffered serious flood triggered by heavy rain. This flood killed 8 people and left 1,000 houses and hundr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - III

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2012-12-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On 12th December, AMDA team joined by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and local medical voluntary staffs carried out medical consultation and distribution of relief goods at barangay hall of Mon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2012-12-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On 9th and 10th December, Team secured relief food for distribution, and coordinated for the purchase of medicine. Team repacked those goods ready to distribute to 500 affected families with the help

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMMM for Mindanao Flood, Philippines - I

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2012-12-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Typhoon Bopha struck the southern island of Mindanao on Tuesday 4th of December 2012. High winds and heavy rain damaged a part of the island, but two eastern provinces of the island, Compostela Valley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ER Mission for the Guatemala Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2012-11-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From a 7.4-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Guatemala on November 7th, 43 people were killed, 24,034 injured, and 10,200 houses destroyed. 8,705 out of 21,064 affected people live in the shelter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Reconstructive Activities for the Flood in Erdenet, Orkhon Aimag with Mongolian Red Cross

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2012-09-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This was the first memorial collaboration activity with Mongolian Red Cross after concluding a cooperation agreement with them on August 27th, 2012.On September 17th through 18th, 2012, AMDA and Mongo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Donation of Prosthesis Machinery to Mission of Hope Port au Prince, Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-09-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Right after the great earthquake in Haiti in 2010, AMDA dispatched team of doctors from its chapters all around the world. The emergency medical relief continued for months and then AMDA continued to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Medical Relief Mission in Ambon, Indonesia, Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-08-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For the emergency relief activity in Ambon, Indonesia, our team consists of 4 medical doctors (two of them from Ambon), a nurse, a coordinator from AMDA Headquarter in Japan. There are a number of loc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Medical Relief Mission in Ambon, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-08-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Due to the heavy rainfall caused by Cyclone Saola, the area was flooded and landslide happened in Ambon in Maluku, Indonesia. According to the local news, as of August 2nd, 2012, 8 people died, and a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Initiating Emergency Relief for Bangladesh Flood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2012-07-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Due to continuous heavy rainfall since the end of June, the area along Meghna River in northern part of Bangladesh was widely flooded. The damage from the flood is worsening. The water level is still

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Receiving the Presidential Award from the Philippine Medical Association

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2012-06-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Philippine Medical Association on its 105th Annual Convention and 15th MASEAN (Medical Association of ASEAN Countries) Conference during its Closing & Induction Ceremonies on May 18, 2012 pre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Lost Water Has Returned in Tlogolele, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2012-06-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In November 2010, Mt. Merapi's deadly eruption made people in the village of Tlogolele in Boyolali District, Indonesia evacuate for three months. (Boyolali located at the foot of Mt. Merapi)After AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA's Three-Year Program of Supporting Tohoku's Recovery The Latest from Tohoku Disaster Region

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2012-04-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It was at 2:46 pm on March 11, 2011, when the Tohoku region in Japan was struck by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggering a triple disaster of historic proportions. The next day AMDA' s emergency m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Indonesia Reaching Out to Its Local People in Sulawesi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2012-02-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Jan. 30 a strong typhoon swept through Pangkajene , Sulawesi, causing damages and injuries to the villagers of Tekolabbua. As the village is located in a remote area, the news of the disaster reach

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Completed Three Missions in Mindanao

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2012-01-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As per our earlier reports AMDA has launched three emergency medical relief activities in a row for the victims of the Typhoon Sendong that swept across the Cagayan de Oro and Iligan region of Mindana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Continues to Work for the People of Mindanao

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2012-01-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA continues its emergency medical aid for the victims of the recent tropical storm 'Sendong'(Washi). AMDA's next relief team is expected to arrive in the disaster area of Mindanao on the 13th. The

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Working with Local Partners for the Victims of Mindanao Typhoon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2012-01-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                According to the report of Dec. 26th issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, the death toll from the recent Mindanao Typhoon has now risen to 1,236 and more than 1,000 peopl

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Medical Team Helping the Victims of Mindanao Typhoon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-12-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA has launched emergency medical relief activities for the victims of the Typhoon Sendong(Washi) that swept across the Mindanao region in southern Philippines from Dec. 16 to 17. The most fierce st

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Follow-up on the Relief Activities in Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-12-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the aftermath of the recent flood crisis, some Thai people are still struggling with flood water. The four members of the 3rd AMDA emergency relief mission arrived in Bangkok on Nov. 20th. The fir

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA's 3rd Dispatch to Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-11-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Though the worst of the crisis is over in central Bangkok, vast area in Thailand still remains waterlogged and hardship continues for local residents.AMDA's third medical relief team was dispatched to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Receives Letter of Appreciation from Delegates of Sichuan Province, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-11-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA is awarded with a letter of appreciation by delegates of Sichuan Province for the past emergency relief activities.AMDA is awarded with a letter of appreciation by delegates of Sichuan Province

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Activity: Myanmar Flood 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-11-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In midland Myanmar, there has been a flood due to the continuous rain since 17th Oct, added by the heavy downpour at 8PM on 19th Oct. This has caused the overflow of Ayeyarwady River and led to the f

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief Activity: Myanmar Flood 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-11-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From right after the disaster in midland Myanmar, the local staffs of AMDA group has conducted the damage assessment and started distribution of relief goods and medical equipment required at temporar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA 2nd Team Conducts Health Workshop for Flood Evacuees in Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-11-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMDA 2nd team which arrived in Bangkok on 31st October has been working on a preparation of a trailer and drivers for a test run of the boat, purchased on 3rd Nov.The areas affected by floods are stil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA 2nd Team Emergency Relief Activity Report in flood affected Thailand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA's 2nd Emergency Relief Medical Team (1 doctor and 2 nurses) left Oct 31st 2011 and conducted a needs survey by a round of visit to evacuation centers located in Bangkok city, in cooperation with

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The 2nd AMDA Team to Arrive in Flood-Plagued Bangkok

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-11-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As flood water has started to seep into the city of Bangkok, AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan, has decided to send in another emergency relief team consisting of one doctor and two nurses after con

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ER Activities for Floods in Pampanga, the Philippines 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Attacked by two successive typhoons, Pedring and Quiel, during the month of September 2011. Following the 1st mission in the first week of October, A field officer of AMDA Headquarters arrived in Mani

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Doctors Treating the Injured in Ercis, Turkey 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA Emergency Medical Team in Ercis, Tukey has been able to respond to the continuing needs of patients who survived the earthquake of 23rd Oct. AMDA Team have been working in partnership with Kimse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Doctors Treating the Injured in Ercis, Turkey 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-10-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA Emergency Medical Team which left Okayama, Japan, on the 24th, is now actively engaged in relief efforts at ????Sahara Hospital????, Erzis, Van, in the eastern Turkey. AMDA team arrived Van Airpo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ASMP Ceremony in the Philippines for the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-10-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          With an initiative from AMDA Philippines, 10th ASMP ceremony was held on the 2nd of Oct. 2011 in Metro Manila, in the Philippines. This ASMP became the 10th ceremony in the country, and especially org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aid Goods Distribution (Thailand Flood)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-10-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On the 19th, AMDA team consisting of a doctor, nurse and coordinator, joined Thai Association for Emergency Medicine (TAEM) to deliver emergency supplies to the residents of Nakhon Sawan Province, 24

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin: Earthquake in Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-10-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit southeast part of Turkey on Sunday Oct. 23. The death toll has exceeded 200 and it is expected to rise. There are still people trapped in the collapsed buildings and hun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ER Activities for Floods by Typhoons in the Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-10-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Attacked by two successive typhoons, Pedring and Quiel, within the last week of September 2011, Luzon Island of the Philippines has been suffering from severe flood damage.A field officer of the AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Disaster Rehabilitation through Sports-AMDA Sports Project for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-08-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA carried out the Sports Exchange for the rehabilitation of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami from Aug 2nd to Aug 6th 2011 in Okayama Prefecture. 46 junior high school soccer players aged from 12 to 15,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ER Follow-up: Recovery from the volcano eruption (Mt. Merapi, Indonesia)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-05-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At the time when Mt. Merapi, a volcano in Central Java, Indonesia, erupted in Nov. 2010, AMDA sent a joint relief team to Surakarata to conduct relief work in the region. Upon the team's arrival AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Activity Summary: AMDA Emergency Relief for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-05-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Overview:Mar. 11: In response to the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of Japan, AMDA decided to dispatch its first emergency relief team.Mar. 12: AMDA team left for severe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #20: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-04-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA team completed the transfer of work to local entities in both Iwate and Miyagi and ended all of its direct medical assistance on Apr. 20th. While most of AMDA personnel have withdrawn from the wo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Photographs from AMDA teams: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-04-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Iwate Prefecture (the town of Ohtsuchicho):Handing out nutritional supplements at the evacuation centers.Miyagi Pref.(the town of Minamisanriku-cho): *The team in Miyagi will be active until Apr.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #18: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-04-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After one month has passed since the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami that hit north-east Japan, people in the afflicted regions participated in a silent prayer on Apr. 11th. Even now, innumerable

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #17: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-04-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Apr. 10th a number of volunteers gathered at a local temple in Okayama (home to AMDA) to sort out the stationery to be sent to the disaster victims in Ohstuchicho and Kamaishi City in Iwate Pref.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #16: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-04-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Iwate Prefecture (the town of Ohtsuchicho):AMDA has been continuing medical treatments at the evacuation centers and mobile clinic services in the vicinity. The common ailments include chronic diseas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #15: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-04-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  'AMDA to Support Local Doctors by Donating Temporary-Clinic Units'AMDA President, Dr. Shigeru Suganami held a press conference at AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan on 5th April, announcing that AMDA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #14: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-04-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In line with the ongoing medical relief, AMDA has started to shift its relief activities to rehabilitative assistance after three weeks have passed since the earthquake struck.AMDA President, Dr. Shig

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #13: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-04-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After three weeks have passed since the unprecedented earthquake and tsunami, the climate has become relatively mild from the time when the disaster struck Tohoku and Kanto regions. However, whilst t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #12: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-04-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AMDA's medical teams, one in Iwate and one in Miyagi prefecture, are making untiring efforts towards caring for the victims and evacuees. On average, about ten to twenty staff work in each team at a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #11: Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-03-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In response to an increasing number of requests coming in from foreign organizations in joining AMDA's relief work, AMDA has started to collaborate with the overseas relief teams. Iwate Prefecture (Ka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #10: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-03-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Iwate Prefecture (Kamaishi City and the town of Ohtsuchicho):1) OhtsuchichoThe medical infrastructure in the town of Ohtsuchicho was totally devastated due to the torrential tsunami. The clinics and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #9: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-03-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              While aftershocks still continue in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures, current cold weather (snowing in some areas) poses an extra burden on those who are withstanding the aftermath. However, a good news

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #8: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-03-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA teams are ongoingly engaged in medical services both in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. This report is on the activities in Kamaishi City and the town of Ohtsuchicho in Iwate Pref. as of Mar. 22nd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #7: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-03-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After ten days have passed since AMDA teams entered the disaster sites, the local conditions are gradually showing recovery in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. Telephone lines (mobile) and power supply

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #6: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-03-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Still rattled by the frequent aftershocks, AMDA teams have been working in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures. Now that more than 10 days have passed since the occurrence of the earthquake, obvious fatigue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MERCY Malaysia Offers Donations and Support for Japan Earthquake.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-03-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On March 17th, AMDA received a courtesy call by an executive member of Malaysian NGO, MERCY Malaysia, who visited Japan to investigate how they could support the suffers of the Japan Earthquake, and a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #5: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-03-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1) AMDA team in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture:AMDA team has been delivering mobile clinic services and relief goods to the nursing homes and schools (evacuation shelters) in Aoba and Miyagino Wards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-03-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA team in Kamaishi City and the Town of Ohzuchicho, Iwate Prefecture:On Mar. 15th four members of AMDA team working in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture moved to the adjacent Iwate Prefecture to work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Calling For Donation-Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-03-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA Headquarters Calling For Donation-Japan EarthquakeDear AMDA supporters,Thank you very much for your concern and assistance regarding our emergency relief for Japan Earthquake. Our teams in the af

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-03-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mar. 13th:Since Mar. 13th, AMDA teams have worked in the local nursing home in Aoba Ward, Sendai City. According to AMDA personnel, lifelines including electricity, water and phone lines have been cu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-03-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Saturday Mar. 12th, after obtaining relief items such as batteries, water and food supplies in Niigata (AMDA's hub located 250km southwest of Sendai) AMDA's first relief team comprising two doctors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Japan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-03-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In response to the catastrophic earthquake that hit northern Japan (mag. 8.8) on Friday, Mar. 11th, AMDA dispatched its emergency relief team from its headquarters in Okayama, western Japan. The exte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2011-03-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     On 3rd March, AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission (AMMM) finished their mission in Christchurch and the personnel involved went back to their respective home countries by 5th March. In a week's m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2011-03-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On 27th February, two more personnel left Japan and joined the AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission in Christchurch on 28th; one medical student from Okayama University, who is a member of Asian Medic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2011-02-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (This is a message from the father of a woman who is missing and supposed to have been inside the collapsed CTV building. AMDA's staff member, who was sent from our Headquarters in Japan, received th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Earthquake in New Zealand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2011-02-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In response to the catastrophic earthquake (mag.6.3) that struck Christchurch, New Zealand on Feb. 22nd, AMDA has deployed AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission comprised of relief personnel from Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3:Floods and landslides in Brazil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2011-02-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The torrential rain on 12th January 2011 in the state of Rio de Janeiro resulted in the worst natural disaster in Brazil. On 18th Jan., AMDA sent a relief team from its headquarters in Japan which in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Floods and Landslides in Brazil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2011-02-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Recent photos from AMDA team in Nova Friburgo, Brazil:The vestiges of the landslides (the view continues for miles from the town center to the outskirts.)Houses were completely washed away.At the Nati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Floods and Landslides in Brazil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2011-01-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In response to the floods and landslides occurring in the state of Rio de Janeiro since Jan. 11th AMDA is going to dispatch relief personnel from its headquarters in Okayama, Japan. As of Jan. 16th t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #4: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2011-01-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From 7th to 24th Dec. 2010, AMDA's relief team saw 108 cholera patients including eight casualtiesat at the Salvation Army Hospital in Fonds des Negres (120 km west of Port-Au-Prince). The number of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-12-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After leaving Port-Au-Prince on Dec. 7th, AMDA team is now working at a hospital run by the Salvation Army in Fonds des Negres, the location which health ministry of Haiti and WHO/ PAHO (The Pan Ameri

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-12-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AMDA's emergency relief coordinator arrived in Port au Prince in the evening of Dec. 2nd. He travelled to Saint Marc in Artibonite on the following day and visited the regional peripheral hospit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-12-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         On Dec. 1st, a team of doctors from AMDA Headquarters in Japan left for Haiti in response to the recent cholera outbreak. The team comprising one physician, one nurse, one prosthetist and one

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #2: Mt. Merapi Volcano Eruption, Central Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-11-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Nov. 17th AMDA's relief personnel from AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Indonesia joined together upon their arrival in Surakarta, Central Java. According to AMDA Indonesia, Mt. Merapi's volcanic erupti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Mt. Merapi Volcano Eruption, Central Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-11-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (AMDA coordinator leaving for Indonesia from Okayama, Japan)In response to Mt. Merapi's volcanic eruption in Indonesia that occurred on Nov. 5th, 2010, AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Indonesia have sent a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Strengthens Ties With Turkey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-11-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From Oct. 17th to 27th AMDA President, Dr. Shigeru Suganami, visited Turkey to strengthen ties with the country in the scope of establishing a disaster response scheme; realizing Turkey's growing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #1: Earthquake and Tsunami in Sumatra, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (AMDA Indonesia team in North Pagai, West Sumatra)AMDA started emergency relief activity for victims of the huge earthquake and tsunami that occurred on the evening of 25th October off the weste

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Follow-up Assessment II: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-10-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA recently conducted its second follow-up assessment for Chile Earthquake occurred in February, 2010. In response to the catastrophic quake, AMDA dispatched a joint relief team to Talca and Const

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin #3: Floods in Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-09-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In response to the catastrophic flood disaster that struck Pakistan in late July, since Sept. 17th, the team of doctors from AMDA Headquarters is conducting ER activities in Thatta in the southern pr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Disaster Rehabilitation through Sports-AMDA Sports Project in Haiti - Diary I/II

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-08-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On 18 Aug 2010, the soccer event organized by AMDA took place in Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), aiming at cheering up the Haitian children that withstood the earthquake th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-07-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On July 5th, AMDA team visited two communities in the city of Osh, Kyrgyzstan, to provide necessary assistance to the displaced people in the region. Yujnyi  village in the south area of Osh:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-07-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Since its arrival in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on June 30th, AMDA’s relief team has been engaged in relief work for the victims of the recent ethnic unrest.BishkekOn July 2nd, accompanied by

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-07-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             On June 30th, a team of relief personnel from AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Kazakhstan arrived in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Upon their arrival, they held meetings with Kyrgyzstan’s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Civil Strife in Kyrgyzstan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-06-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               In response to the ethnic unrest in Kyrgyzstan, on June 25th, AMDA Headquarters sent one coordinator to Bishkek, the capital.  AMDA coordinator will be joined by one doctor from AMDA Kazakh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Follow-up Assessment: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-06-22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For the follow-up assessment on AMDA’s rehabilitative assistance for Chile Earthquake, on June 10th AMDA Headquarters sent one nurse to Talca and Constitucion in the Seventh Maule Province, Chil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IX: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Mar. 25th, AMDA’s relief team in Constitucion, Chile, held mobile health and hygiene workshops in the coastal areas that were heavily affected by the catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.&nb

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin XII: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-05-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To complement the earlier emergency medical treatments given to the victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti in January, two doctors from AMDA Bolivia flew to Gonaives on May 5th.Four months

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Qinghai Earthquake Emergency Relief, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-04-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After arriving in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan on Apr. 16th, AMDA coordinator met with the officials from Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medicine Science (SACMS) as well as Nong Gong Party, a promin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Qinghai Earthquake Emergency Relief, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-04-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In response to the appalling earthquake that hit northwestern province of Qinghai, China in the morning of Apr. 14th, AMDA has dispatched one coordinator from its headquarters in Japan on Apr. 15th.Ac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VIII: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-03-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Since Mar. 23rd, AMDA's relief team in Talca, Chile, has initiated a range of relief activities mainly targeting the infants in the coastal region of Constitucion, located approxim

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VII: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-03-25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA’s relief team in Talca, Chile, is about to conduct relief activities in the coastal region of Constitucion that was greatly affected by the quake-induced tsunami. As of now, the followin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VI: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-03-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As of Mar. 18th, AMDA's second relief team has reached Talca where AMDA is setting up a logistic hub for a relief effort targeting the coastal region of Constitucion, the worst tsunami-affected area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin V: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-03-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Two nurses from AMDA Headquarters and one coordinator from AMDA Peru have arrived in Santiago, the capital of Chile.  The personnel will be the second AMDA team on this mission.  Aft

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-03-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Based in Talca, Chile, AMDA’s relief team is going to start a relief initiative for the families with infants in the coastal area of Constitucion in Maure region.  The project is

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-03-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     On Mar. 7th, AMDA's relief team has arrived in Concepcion, the devastated capital of Bio Bio Province, Chile.Since the team's departure from Santiago, the team has visited four places, namel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-03-07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As of Mar. 6th, AMDA's relief team has arrived in Santiago, the capital of the quake-stricken Chile. The team consists of one doctor and one coordinator from AMDA Headquarters as well as one counselor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Chile Earthquake Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-03-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In response to the earthquake that struck Chile on Feb. 27th, AMDA has begun its emergency relief.According to the news source, the 8.8 quake devastated the province of Bio-Bio and other neighboring a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin XI: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-02-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:Gonaives (Haiti):The team of doctors from AMDA Bolivia and a nurse from AMDA Canada completed their mission and left Gonaives. In exchange of AMDA Bolivia'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin X: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-02-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:Gonaives (Haiti):The doctors from AMDA Bolivia and a nurse from AMDA Canada were busy treating patients in local hospitals. The days were averaging

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IX: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-02-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:Gonaives (Haiti):On Feb. 5th, after arriving in Gonaives, doctors from AMDA Bolivia and a nurse from AMDA Canada have started working in local hospit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VIII: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2010-02-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Latest report on AMDA Haiti Emergency Relief:St. Marc (Haiti):A team comprised of two doctors from AMDA Nepal and one coordinator from AMDA Peru has completed its mission and is scheduled to lea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VII: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2010-02-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Having its logistic base in Santo Domingo (Dom. Rep), AMDA's relief teams are currently active in St. Marc and Gonaives, both located at the northwest of Port-au-Prince, the devastated capital of Hait

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin VI: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2010-01-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     As of Jan. 27th, AMDA has dispatched its relief teams to Gonaives, approximately 120km northwest of Port-au-Prince, and Jimani, the town at the Dom.Rep-Haiti border. In Gonaives, orthopedic surg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin V: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2010-01-24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After arriving in Dominican Republic, AMDA's President, Dr. Suganami, visited Jimani at the Dom.Rep-Haiti border to discuss further initiatives with UN and the local health ministry.Considering that a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2010-01-21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St. Nicolas Hospital in St. Marc, Haiti, where AMDA team is currently working at, is running out of space and facing severe lack of surgeons and facilities. In the mean time, another request wa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2010-01-20
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA's relief team (comprised of one doctor, one nurse and one coordinator) has arrived in St. Marc, approximately 60 km north of Port-au-Prince, the devastated capital of Haiti. The team is in colla

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2010-01-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As the entry to Haiti has been halted, AMDA's relief team has arrived in Santo Domingo, the capital of the neighboring Dominican Republic. AMDA is going to use Santo Domingo as a satellite base and w

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Haiti Emergency Relief

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2010-01-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on Jan. 12th, AMDA is dispatching relief personnel to Port-au-Prince, the capital. The extent of the damage is appalling and the death toll ma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief Report: Emergency Relief for Tsunami in Samoa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2009-11-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On the 29th of September 2009 at 6:48am an earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 occurred in the Pacific Ocean. A resulting tsunami up to six meters in waves caused severe damage to the close-nit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: ER for Flood Disaster in South India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-10-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Flood caused by a record-heavy fall of rain in late September has taken away hundreds of lives and displaced approximately 2,500,000 people in the provinces of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2009-10-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For the victims of the recent earthquake in Indonesia, AMDA is currently engaged in mobile clinic in the district of Pariamang in Western Sumatra. Current team (since Oct.5th) comprises a sec

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: ER for Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy), Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2009-10-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A team of AMDA personnel assessed the extent of the damage after their arrival in Manila on Sept.29th.The team visited shelters at four different locations in Marikina, Manila for assessment: one of t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2009-10-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A team of medical personnel from AMDA Headquarters and AMDA Indonesia has been conducting mobile clinic in Pariamang (59km north of Padang.) On Oct.6th, in cooperation with a local NGO, the t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2009-10-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           As of Oct.6th, AMDA's medical mission for Sumatra earthquake is engaged in several relief initiatives.1) AMDA Indonesia is currently assisting surgical operations in Jameer General Hospital in

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Sumatra Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2009-10-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On Oct.1st, AMDA Headquarters in Japan dispatched a medical team comprised of one doctor and one physical therapist to the disaster stricken Padang, Western Sumatra in Indonesia. The team will be join

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: ER for Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy), Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2009-10-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In response to the Typhoon Ketsana (Ondoy) that struck the island of Luzon, Philippines on Sept. 26th '09, AMDA Headquarters has sent two personnel to the afflicted site. According to the official a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: ER for Earthquake in Western Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2009-09-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On 6th Sept. '09, loaded with relief goods and medical consumptions, the team from AMDA Indonesia (two doctors and one nurse) left for the affected area via Bandung where they had briefing and as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: ER for Earthquake in Western Java, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-09-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In response to the devastating earthquake that struck western Java, Indonesia in the afternoon of Sept. 02nd, AMDA Indonesia has sent a relief team comprised of two doctors and one nurse. The team has

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin II:Emergency Relief for Diarrhea Outbreak in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2009-08-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mobile Team Accelerates its Move in Southern YangonTo help alleviate the sufferings of the victims caused by Cyclone Nargis, a mobile team, consisting of AMDA’s clinical staff and township

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin II:ER for Diarrhea Outbreak in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2009-08-18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On the 1st of Aug. 2009, a team of one coordinator and one doctor from AMDA Headquarters arrived in Kathmandu and on the 3rd of Aug., along with one doctor from AMDA-Nepal and a local T.V reporter lef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin I:ER for Diarrhea Outbreak in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2009-07-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A severe outbreak of diarrhea is sweeping across the remote districts of western Nepal. So far the outbreak has claimed more than 183 lives and according to the latest reports it seems to spread to th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2009-06-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On May 25th '09, Cyclone Aila hit southern coast of Bangladesh and northeastern India. According to the govt. of Bangladesh as of Jun. 7th '09, Aila has caused the loss of 190 lives and wounde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2009-06-03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA Bangladesh team including two coordinators and one medical assistant reached Barguna District, one of highly affected districts in the early morning of Jun. 1st ’09. After a meeting with th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2009-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On May 25th '09, Cyclone Aila hit southern coast of Bangladesh and northeastern India. According to the govt. of Bangladesh as of May 28th '09, Aila has caused the loss of 147 lives and wounde

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin I: Cyclone Aila in Bangladesh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2009-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On May 25th '09, Cyclone Aila hit southern coast of Bangladesh and northeastern India. According to the govt. of Bangladesh as of May 28th '09, Aila has caused the loss of 147 lives and wounded 6,551

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2009-04-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In response to the report made by AMDA’s relief team in Italy, AMDA Headquarters decided to give monetary donation to be used for the welfare of the earthquake victims now living in the evacuati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2009-04-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upon their arrival in Rome on April 11th, the team from AMDA Headquarters reached L’Aquila, the most afflicted area, later that day.  The area is known for its cold climate where nearby mou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Italy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2009-04-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The team of medical doctor and coordinator from AMDA Headquarters has left for Italy on 10th Apr. '09 in view of continuous medical need for the victims of earthquake (magnitude 6.3) that hit L&rs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Dam Burst in Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2009-04-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On Mar. 30th '09, AMDA Indonesia emergency relief team arrived at Situ Gintung, where the dam has burst on Mar. 27th '09. After meeting with local committee, AMDA team assessed the situations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Dam Burst in Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2009-03-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On Mar. 30th, the team from AMDA Indonesia (comprised of two doctors and one medical student) left for Situ Gintung, the artificial lake by the dam. As of Mar. 31st, the death toll topped 100 and expe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Manokwari, West Papua Province, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2009-03-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            An earthquake, measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, struck on Jan. 4th '09 at 04:43:51 local time with an epicenter 150 kilometers west-northwest of Manokwari and about 170 km east-northeast of Sor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin: Emergency Relief for Cyclone Disaster in North Sri Lanka

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2008-12-08
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cyclone Nisha hit northern Sri Lanka on Nov. 25th '08, causing heavy rains and flooding. Jaffna district recorded the highest rainfall in nine decades. About 20 deaths have been reported. In

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Western Pakistan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2008-11-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                As of Nov. 10th, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that the fatalities for the catastrophic earthquake in Baluchistan (60km northwest of Quetta) have reached 270.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Flood in Honduras

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2008-11-06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  According to the Honduran government, as of Nov. 4th, the death toll has reached 34 with 279,972 people being affected by the recent Tropical Depression 16.Requested by El Paraiso’s Health Beaur

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Flood and Landslide in Kailali, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2008-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On the Sep. 19th there were severe flood and landslide in the mid-western Nepal. According to OCHA’s report 180,000 people had been affected by this disaster. On Sep. 26th AMDA Nepal sent a reli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Summary Report: Emergency Relief for Flood and Landslide in Kailali, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2008-11-04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA Nepal has completed its relief mission in Kailali, Nepal, (since Sep. 26th) in early October with a successful outcome. The team has diagnosed a total of 1,034 patients through its mobile clinic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Flood in Honduras

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2008-10-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To tackle the recent flood disaster in Honduras AMDA has deployed emergency relief mission in El Paraiso. According to the Government of Honduras, the death toll has reached 33 and some 257,000 people

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Flood in Honduras

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2008-10-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On the Oct. 16th Tropical Depression 16 landed in the northern Honduras bringing heavy rain to the region. Due to the heavy rain many local rivers burst their banks causing heavy flooding and landslid

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin IV: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2008-10-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From 21st Aug. to Sept. 16th AMDA Nepal set up a temporary clinic at the evacuation camp in Sunsari. There were 1,813 patients at the clinic in total out of 3,500 evacuees at the camp. About 44% of th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief Activities in Bihar, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2008-09-26
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The recent spell of floods in Bihar, India has raised the death toll to 235. According to the local news papers, even though the water level of Koshi, Ganga, Gandak, Mahananda and Bagmati rivers were

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief Activities in Bihar, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2008-09-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To battle the recent flood in Bihar, India, AMDA’s medical team has been engaged in mobile clinic service around severely affected Araria and Supaul districts.  The team began its relief as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief Activities in Bihar, India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2008-09-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In coping with the flood situation in Bihar, a medical team from AMDA India has arrived in Patna, the State capital of Bihar, in the evening of Sep. 8th. The team is expected to carry out medical reli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief for Earthquake in Panzhi Hua, Sichuan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2008-09-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just a few days prior to Nithian's departure to China, another earthquake hit Panzhi Hua of Sichuan province on August 30th. As AMDA assessed the need of assistance in the area, Nithian visited Pa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • AMDA Emergency Bulletin III: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2008-09-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As of Sept 1st, a relief team from AMDA Nepal has prolonged its mobile clinic services in Sunsari. The team has decided to extend its assistance considering the possible outbreak of communicable disea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AMDA Donates Medical Equipments to China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2008-09-05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In collaboration with Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medicine Science, Nithian Veeravagu from AMDA Headquarters visited China to donate medical equipments to the hospitals in short supply. For the catastr

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • AMDA Emergency Bulletin II: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2008-09-02
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In response to the disastrous flood that struck eastern part of Nepal, a relief team from AMDA Nepal has been conducting mobile clinic services at the evacuation site in the heavily affected Sunsari a

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • AMDA Emergency Bulletin I: Emergency Relief for Flood Victims in Sunsari, Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2008-08-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flood caused by torrential monsoon rainfall on August 18th wreaked havoc in a number of districts in southern plains, heavily affected the Sunsari district in the East of Nepal. According to local rep

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dr. Wang's Report on Sichuan Emergency Relief Mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2008-07-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The extent of the earthquake that struck Sichuan, China on May 12th was far more devastating than one could imagine, affecting more than half of the 90 million population of the province. A number of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA ER Mission for Sichuan Earthquake, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2008-05-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is the latest updates as of May 28th in regard to AMDA’s emergency relief activities for the victims of the Sichuan Earthquake. AMDA has so far dispatched 29 personnel (including 12 doctors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ER Activities for Bolivian Flood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2008-02-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Due to the recent breakout of the rivers along Andean countries, the frequented flood has been one of the biggest issues in the area. According to declaration of Bolivia’s national state of emer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Happy News from Sichuan - Glad Tidings from a Couple of Volunteers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2008-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On May 12th, 2008, an earthquake devastates Sichuan & GanSu of China. Like a dooming shadow, death, fear, howling, and despair hovered over the affected area and our whole country. Nevertheless, j

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ER Activity for the Pacific Tsunami in the Solomon Islands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2007-04-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Based around one of the worst hit Sasamunga on Choiseul Island, AMDA team, assisted by local nurses, provided medical services for the victims of tsunami. AMDA took over the relief effort previously h

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ER Activity for the Pacific Tsunami in the Solomon Islands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2007-04-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Based around one of the worst hit Sasamunga on Choiseul Island, AMDA team, assisted by local nurses, provided medical services for the victims of tsunami. AMDA took over the relief effort previously h

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ER Activity for Landslide in Legaspi, Philippines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:2006-12-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA dispatched a medical relief team to Legaspi (southernmost of Luzon Island) heavily affected by Typhoon Durian. Amidst the disruption of lifelines, AMDA held mobile clinic at local schools used as

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ER Mission for Mudslide in Southern Leyte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:2006-02-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The mudslide in Southern Leyte in the Philippines resulted in the loss of at least 200 people with 1,500 local residents missing. In Guinsaugon on Leyte Island, up to 30 feet of mud buried hundreds of

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ER Initiatives for Pakistan Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:2005-10-27
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The M7.6 Earthquake, which hit the northern Pakistan has killed more than 18,000 people and injured 41,000. AMDA’s multi-national relief team comprised of AMDA HQ, AMDA Pakistan, AMDA Nepal, AMD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AMDA Multi-national Medical Mission for Indian Ocean Tsunami/India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:2004-12-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a death toll of more than 200,000, the massive tsunami that struck the coastal areas along the Indian Ocean was one of the worst natural calamities to date. This eventually became the biggest rel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ER Initiatives for Vulnerable Groups - Niigata Earthquake in Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:2004-10-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The earthquake that hit Niigata-Chuetsu area in east Japan revealed the serious needs for assistance toward vulnerable groups, especially the elders. As AMDA runs elderly nursing home in headquartered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ER Assistance for Algerian Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:2003-05-23
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    AMDA provided relief supplies for the earthquake that struck north of Algeria. At the town of Boumerdes located at the east of Algiers, the capital, the refugee camp was set at the local sports stadiu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ER Assistance for Volcanic Eruption in Congo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:2002-01-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      AMDA’s multi-national medical team (Japan, Kenya, Rwanda) conducted emergency relief for the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo near Congo-Rwanda border. Based in Kamila refugee camp, Giseni district,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Earthquake in West India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:2001-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Due to the earthquake that struck western part of India, AMDA had organized a multi-national medical mission comprised of AMDA HQ, AMDA Nepal and AMDA India. In addition to setting up an on-site clini

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Emergency Relief Assistance for Refugees in Kosovo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:1999-04-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AMDA held mobile clinic for the Kosovo-Albanian war refugees evacuated to neighboring Albania. After their repatriation had begun, AMDA team also followed the refugees to Kosovo and continued its reli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tsunami in Papua New Guinea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:1998-08-28
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMDA held joint relief assistance with Papua New Guinean government for the victims of tsunami. Accompanied by the country’s military medics, the relief team held mobile clinics (by canoe) at th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief for Yunnan Earthquake, China

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:1996-02-29
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The earthquake that struck Yunnan, China had resulted in the loss of 200 people with over 13,000 victims. AMDA charted an aircraft to transfer medical supplies worth sixteen tons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Medical Relief Mission for Earthquake in Sakhalin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Publication date:1995-05-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AMDA organized a medical relief mission for the victims of earthquake in Sakhalin, Russia. Relief supplies worth 1,050 kg were loaded onto a chartered airplane and left for the afflicted area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Emergency Relief for Kobe-Hanshin Great Earthquake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Publication date:1995-01-31
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  AMDA dispatched a medical relief team on the next day of the earthquake. Having local Osada Municipal Office as its relief hub, AMDA had set a temporal clinic and conducted mobile clinic services.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emergency Relief Project for Rwandan Refugees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Publication date:1994-04-30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The civil conflict in Rwanda had led to a horrendous massacre with death toll over 500,000. AMDA offered medical services and medical supplies at the refugee camps in neighboring Zaire, Uganda and Tan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emergency Medical Mission for Somalian Refugees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Publication date:1993-01-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The civil war from the late 70s had caused refugees (2,000,000) in Somalia. AMDA had set medical bases in two refugee camps in Djibouti to meet the local medical demand.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Medical Relief Project for Cambodian Repatriated Refugees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Publication date:1992-07-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For the repatriated Cambodian refugees from Thai-Cambodian border, AMDA offered medical services including mobile clinics, immunization and health education at Kompong Speu province.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Medical Relief for Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Publication date:1992-05-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nepalese-Bhutanese residents in Bhutan were victimized by the country’s nationalistic policy thus obliged to relocate to eastern Nepal. To help those evacuees AMDA organized a medical missio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emergency Relief for Tribal Refugees in Myanmar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Publication date:1992-03-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As a result of persecution held by Myanmar’s military government, the Islamic Rohingya tribe who claim for their independence had fled to Bangladesh as refugees. AMDA dispatched a multi-national

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Relief for Kurdish Refugees at the Gulf War

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publication date:1991-06-01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Gulf War had caused the outflow of Kurdish refugees (approximately 2,000,000) from northern Iraq to the near by Iran and Turkey. Based around the refugee camp in western Iran, AMDA implemented hea

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
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