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$15,000 Grant Supports Recovery Effort in the Philippines

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Direct Relief recently provided a targeted grant of $15,000 to Australian Aid International (AAI) to support its ongoing work in the Philippines following Typhoon Ketsana. The storm, which hit last September, caused extreme flooding in the Philippines and other countries, affecting more than 3 million people and prompting Philippine President Gloria Arroyo to declare a “state of calamity” in the […]

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Direct Relief Procuring $130,000 in Requested Medicines for Haiti

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Direct Relief is procuring more than $130,000 in medicines specifically requested by our partners on the ground in Haiti. Outside of the organization’s standing inventory, this initial procurement includes local anesthetics, analgesics (acetaminophen, ibuprofen), antibiotics (ceftriaxone, amoxicillin, doxycycline), antiparasitic agents, and water purification tablets. Our partners have reported that primary health concerns are infection-control and prevention for the many wounded […]

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Olympic Gold Medalist Joins Fundraising Effort for Haiti

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Olympic Gold Medalist Erin Hamlin, who competes in the luge, has proven that she’s a champion even before she competes in Vancouver during this year’s Winter Games. Hamlin is hosting a Direct Relief personal fundraising page to help people in Haiti. We say thanks this champion and the many others who are dedicated to supporting Haiti relief. From school groups […]

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$1.1 Million in Aid Departed Today for Haiti

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Today, Direct Relief has dispatched three shipments valued at more than $1.1 million total (wholesale) to support our partners’ care for people injured in the Haiti earthquake. St. Damien Hospital in Port-au-Prince is treating a huge numbers of people injured in the quake. Direct Relief has sent St. Damien a consignment of medical material aid valued at almost $969,000 (wholesale), […]

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Targeted Medical Aid Equips Partner Teams Heading to Haiti

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Direct Relief has equipped two partner groups sending medical mission teams to Haiti with needed medical material aid. These teams will provide care to the many people injured and in need since the quake stuck. J/P Haitian Relief Organization, a team of 20 doctors experienced in emergency and trauma medicine, is flying to Haiti over the next few days to […]

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Partners in Health Shipment Arrives in Port-au-Prince

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Brett Williams, director of emergency response, sent this photo today from Port-au-Prince, where a large consignment for Partners in Health has been received. The 13 pallets of medical material aid will help PIH’s staff treat people injured in the quake at its facility in Port-au-Prince.

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