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Aid to Bangladesh Tops $2.8 Million

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Nearly a year after massive and powerful Cyclone Sidr battered Bangladesh’s southern coast, Direct Relief continues to help with recovery. The size of Iowa, Bangladesh is home to more than 153 million people, nearly half of whom live on less than $1 per day and have extremely limited resources. Thanks to generous donations received on behalf of cyclone victims, Direct […]

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Direct Relief Aid Tops $14 Million on Pakistan Earthquake on 3yr Anniversary

Three years ago, a devastating earthquake shook northern Pakistan, leaving thousands to cope with dramatic, life-changing injuries. As the country has made the difficult journey from emergency response to reconstruction, Direct Relief has provided more than $14 million in assistance to local partners rebuilding the healthcare infrastructure and helping the injured recover. In particular, a rehabilitation center in Besham, in the Northwest Frontier Province, provides […]

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Emergency Aid to Haiti Tops $2.3 Million

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In response to four major storms and massive flooding that have deluged Haiti and displaced more than 110,000 people, Direct Relief International has airlifted more than $1.6 million (wholesale) of medical material aid to on-the-ground partners and is staging an additional $737,000 of medical inventories for transport next week. FedEx has provided air transport free of charge. With food and […]

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Direct Relief Aid to Nepal and India Supports Emergency Response

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Widespread flooding in India and Nepal has displaced millions; Direct Relief International is sending more than $1 million in medical material aid to help vulnerable populations living in temporary shelters. The shipments of critical aid—antibiotics, analgesics, wound-care supplies, and more— are being delivered to two longtime Direct Relief partners who have effectively responded to previous emergencies, including the 2004 Indian […]

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While Need Continues, Direct Relief Emergency Aid to Gulf States Tops $1 Million

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As health crises mount in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Direct Relief International has sent additional medical aid to partners in the region. These latest shipments bring the total value of hurricane emergency aid in the Gulf States to more than $1.1 million. In Texas and Louisiana, more than 20,000 evacuees remain in shelters, as debris clogs […]

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Post-Gustav: St. Charles Community Health Center

Hurricane Gustav took its toll on St. Charles Community Health Center, just outside New Orleans, which we visited on our last day. The main clinic was spared, but the Behavioral Health/Podiatry/Administration building across the street sustained severe structural damage. The roof was picked up, causing leaks and water damage and the fire escape was torn from the building and destroyed. […]

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