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Emergency Aid Provides Needed Care for Flood Survivors

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Direct Relief International’s partner, Australian Aid International (AAI), reports that the $194,700 (wholesale) emergency aid consignment airlifted to the Philippines following Typhoon Ketsana has provided critically needed medical material for its relief efforts. “Our biggest problem in the Philippines has been getting medical supplies,” said Frank Tyler, AAI’s director of operations recently. He added that procuring them in-country “costs a […]

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Direct Relief Delivers $1 Million in Aid to Indonesia for Quake Response

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Matt MacCalla, Direct Relief program officer for Asia, is in Padang assessing the continually changing needs following a devastating series of earthquakes that hit Indonesia in early October. Immediately following the initial quake, Direct Relief airlifted an emergency consignment of medical supplies valued at $976,200 to longtime partner Muhammadiyah, one of Indonesia’s largest civic organizations, and accelerated a $60,000 grant […]

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Kisumu Town, From the Field

It’s Saturday night on one of the main streets of Kisumu town. Against the backdrop of a busy night scene—music blaring from a nearby shop, people of all ages milling about in the street—are six Coleman camping tents which have been set up on the side of the road. Three bare lightbulbs strung across the row cast a pale light […]

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Cyclone Nargis Response Timeline

April 27, 2008  Cyclone Nargis heads north over the Bay of Bengal toward Myanmar, also known as Burma. May 3  The cyclone strikes Yangon, the former capital city Rangoon. May 4  Direct Relief contacts its partners and friends working in Myanmar and neighboring Thailand for information, updates, and to offer condolences and support. May 9  Based on this trustworthy information, […]

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Direct Relief Equipping Emergency Medical Team in Philippines

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Direct Relief is equipping Australian Aid International (AAI) healthcare teams with emergency medical material aid to treat Typhoon Ketsana survivors in the Philippines. AAI has deployed its Disaster Response and Assessment Team there, where more than 4 million people have been affected and floodwaters are not expected to recede fully for six months to a year. AAI is focusing on […]

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Direct Relief Partner Deploys Telemedicine Van and Staff to Help Flood Survivors

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Equipped with medical material aid Direct Relief International has provided, staff from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has deployed to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh States in southern India today to assist people displaced by vast flooding there. With more than 2.5 million people left homeless and living in shelters, AIMS is also transporting an ambulance and its state-of-the-art telemedicine van, […]

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