By working with the Bridge Foundation ... the project hopes to raise more awareness of the crisis while also offering help to the refugees.  
New York Times, October 3, 2007
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BEIRUT, LEBANON -- Bridge Foundation, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization announced it is sending much-needed medical supplies to Lebanon. In a country of roughly 4.5 million people, Lebanon now has almost 1 in 5 inhabitants living as refugees.

The continuing civil war in Syria is putting an enormous strain on the Lebanon healthcare infrastructure -- to the point of collapse. The supplies will be shipped from Bridge Foundation's warehouse in Amsterdam.

The supplies will help the faltering healthcare system as Lebanon struggles to accommodate their rising population. Bridge Foundation's shipment will include antibiotics, antibacterials, antimicrobials, anti-tuberculin agents and vitamins.

"At Bridge Foundation, we have been preparing our support structure for Lebanon since we visited there back in April this year," said Bridge Managing Director, Gary Galanis.

"We are proud to work with your partners, the Georges N. Frem Foundation, with whom we have worked with in the past," added Stephen Skakel, Bridge Co-Founder and Managing Director. "Their Foundation is an amazing asset to the Lebanon. Their ability to get the job done well and efficiently cannot be overstated."

The shipment is scheduled to depart on Thursday September 19th from the Netherlands.

By partnering with the Georges N. Frem Foundation, Bridge Foundation is working closely with the Beirut-based organization on additional shipments.

NEW CANAAN, CT -- Bridge Foundation, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization announced it is sending an air shipment to Guatemala to the Clinic at San Lucas Mission in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 14:02

Guatemala

Bridge Foundation, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization announced it is sending an air shipment to Guatemala to the Clinic at San Lucas Mission in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.

San Lucas Tolimán is a town of approximately 17,000 people in south-central Guatemala situated on the shores Lake Atitlán. Lake Atitlán is a large, clear, highland lake surrounded by three volcanoes.

Geographically, the Parish of San Lucas, home of the San Lucas
Mission, is comprised of 22 communities varying in size from 20,000 people down to approximately 300 people.

The medical clinic, managed by the San Lucas Mission, provides services that greatly enhance the quality of life for people living in and around San Lucas. Thirty years ago, there were no health care facilities anywhere in San Lucas before the Mission -- or Parroquia, as it is called -- began its work. In 1964, with the support of the Sisters of Notre Dame, a clinic was built to meet the people's needs.

The medical supplies will be shipped from Bridge Foundation's warehouse in Amsterdam. A wide array of essential drugs, medical supplies and disposables is being provided per the needs of the clinic.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 14:01

USA, Colorado

Bridge Foundation, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization, delivered two tractor-trailer loads of bottled water to residents of Boulder and the surrounding vicinity following the relentless rains causing mudslides and unprecedented flooding.

After more than a week of torrential downpours, the current toll is eight confirmed dead and almost 700 still unaccounted for. More than 4,500-square-miles of Colorado's Front Range have been devastated. Thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes and thousands of homes and farms have been destroyed.

As the massive flooding has washed out pumping stations and many wells, potable water is high on the list of what is needed. Today, two truckloads of approximately 75,000 bottles of drinking water will be delivered to emergency response teams to distribute to people in need. Bridge will continue to coordinate with local responders to determine additional needs.

 

 

 

 

NEW CANAAN, CT -- Bridge Foundation, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization, delivered two tractor-trailer loads of bottled water to residents of Boulder and the surrounding vicinity following the relentless rains causing mudslides and unprecedented flooding.

PYONGYANG, DPRK -- Bridge Foundation, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization announced it is sending an air shipment to Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

SPLIT, CROATIA -- Bridge Foundation, the Connecticut-based humanitarian relief organization, announced it is continuing support of the International Society of Applied Biological Sciences (ISABS) conference in Croatia.

Monday, 05 August 2013 18:06

Hurricane Isaac

Partnership - Planning – Execution
Bridge Foundation’s Immediate Response to Hurricane Isaac, Louisiana, August, 2012

Background

Hurricane Isaac made landfall at 6:45 pm CDT on August 28, 2012, just southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River with winds measuring upwards to 80 mph. Two days earlier on the 26th, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency. The governors of Mississippi and Florida followed suit. Later that day, reports of exposed levees in Louisiana began surfacing from local news outlets. Crews were reportedly dispatched to cover the exposed dirt with heavy plastic and fill gaps in the levees. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for St. Charles Parish and for the east bank of Plaquemines Parish and in Lafourche Parish below the Leon Theriot floodgates in Golden Meadow. Additionally, more than 4,000 National Guard troops were activated in the state.

Monday, 05 August 2013 18:00

Haiti Earthquake

Background

A catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti at approximately 4:56 pm on January 12, 2010, with the epicenter only 16 miles west of Port Au Prince, the small island nations’ capitol. The death toll, first estimated to be over 220,000, the Haitian government estimated casualties closer to 316,000. As for physical damage, more than 250,000 residential buildings including homes and apartment buildings, and 30,000 commercial buildings, had either collapsed or were heavily damaged.

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:54

The Darfur Project

Case Study: Partnership - Planning – Execution

Background

Darfur is widely considered and recognized as the most intractable Complex Humanitarian Emergency (CHE) in the world today. Precise estimates of the total number of people affected by this ongoing crisis vary, but its toll on more than 4 million people over the years - including 2.7 million estimated to be currently displaced from their homes - continues in the forms of disease, malnutrition and violence.

Despite continuing diplomatic and political efforts toward peace, humanitarian endeavors become more complicated with each passing day. Of the millions who have been dependent on international aid for their survival, the U.N. estimates that more than half a million people are currently cut off from humanitarian assistance. These people, however, could be reached, with increased support and commitments.

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