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  • Elderly care home in Bodhgaya, India (August December 2023)

    Publication date:2024-05-23
    Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi (AMDA Headquarters)
     
    Until December 2023, AMDA was providing financial assistance to an elderly care home in Bodhgaya, India, a facility run by a former staff member of AMDA Peace Clinic. The nursing home accommodates 22 elderly people who had no one to tend to.
     
    Securing financial resources had always been a major problem for the nursing home. In fact, it mostly relied on donations from third parties to pay staff salaries and purchase daily necessities. The financing became much more strained after the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Because the number of donors (including tourists) rapidly decreased, it became extremely challenging for the home to procure medicine and food supplies for its residents.

    • Providing free meals in Bodhgaya, India (August 2023 March 2024)

      Publication date:2024-05-09
      Dr. Archana Shrestha Joshi (AMDA Headquarters)
       
      Since January 2023, AMDA Peace Clinic (APC) in Bodhgaya, India, has been providing free meals every Tuesday to economically-challenged people in the local area. Bodhgaya is located in Bihar, India’s most impoverished state. 
       
      During the month of August 2023, there were days in which the meal provision service had to be postponed due to the extreme summer heat and rain. 
       

      • AMDA Emergency Relief #40: Crisis in Ukraine

        Publication date:2024-03-05

        Activity overview as of March 2024

        Ever since the humanitarian crisis struck Ukraine in late February 2022, people

        • AMDA Haitis effort to support IDPs

          Publication date:2024-02-22

          Between 19 and 22 October 2023, AMDA Haiti provided humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. 

           

          Due to escalating gang violence (including murder and arson) triggered by the nation’s recent political and economic instability, many residents have been fleeing their homes to take refuge in evacuation camps set up in the capital. The Haiti chapter has supported the evacuees by organizing medical relief and donating necessities such as medical supplies

          • AMDA Emergency Relief #14: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

            Publication date:2024-02-05
            As of 3 February, a total of 387 people have been taking refuge at Wajima Junior High School, the biggest evacuation center in quake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture, where AMDA’s relief team has been carrying out medical relief. 

            The school used to house approximately 800 people during the peak period. AMDA has sent 45 relief workers to the school thus far, and took care of well over 600 patients in total. 

            On the afternoon of 1 February, both the evacuees and aid

            • AMDA Emergency Relief #13: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

              Publication date:2024-01-31
              On 29 January, AMDA held a press conference to provide an update on the ongoing relief efforts in response to the Noto peninsula earthquake at Okayama International Center near AMDA Headquarters in Okayama, Japan.

              Dr. Takushi Sato, the head of AMDA Japan, and coordinator Akira Onishi, AMDA’s emergency relief chief, explained the current situation in quake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture. Elaborating on AMDA’s relief work that began on 2 January, the two stressed the importance of continued assistance based on the assumption that a significant amount of time

              • AMDA Emergency Relief #12: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

                Publication date:2024-01-25
                On 23 January, AMDA’s eighth relief team joined the advance team at Wajima Junior High School, an evacuation shelter in quake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture. 

                An additional medical team from Suwa Central Hospital (AMDA’s disaster-relief partner) also joined forces with the AMDA team on the same day.

                Now that three weeks have passed since the earthquake struck, the number of evacuees has dropped to 456 people in total at the shelter, which is 100 less than that of the peak

                • AMDA Emergency Relief #11: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

                  Publication date:2024-01-23
                  On the morning of 22 January, AMDA’s eighth relief team left for the quake-hit city of Wajima in Ishikawa Prefecture. 

                  The eighth team is made up of two groups of aid workers. This means the personnel from AMDA Headquarters in Okayama (one doctor, one nurse, and one coordinator) will later be joined by two nurses in Kanazawa, Ishikawa’s prefectural capital, before arriving in Wajima the next day.

                  As of 21 January, a total of 457 people have been taking shelter at Wajima Junior High School, an evacuation shelter where AMDA has been carrying out relief work for the past few weeks.

                  • AMDA Emergency Relief #10: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

                    Publication date:2024-01-20

                    As of 19 January, AMDA’s team of 10 aid workers has been providing assistance to the evacuees at Wajima Junior High School, an evacuation shelter in quake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture. 

                    The number of people who have been evacuated at the shelter has decreased to 467 from what used to be around 560 in the past few days.

                    • AMDA Emergency Relief #9: The Noto Peninsula Earthquake, Japan

                      Publication date:2024-01-15
                      On 12 January, AMDA conducted the assessment to determine the evacuees that urgently required cardboard beds at Wajima Junior High School, an evacuation shelter in quake-hit Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture. A pair of doctor and pharmacist spent 12 hours going around the shelter to grasp who needed them, and managed to cover about 2/3 of the three-story school building. Plans are also underway to provide cardboard beds to every single evacuee in the course of time.

                       
                       
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