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Responding to Unprecedented Flooding in the Balkans

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#492612225 / gettyimages.com In response to unprecedented flooding in Bosnia and Serbia, Direct Relief is reaching out to response organizations in the region and is ready to assist with medicines and supplies. The flooding – the worst ever recorded in the Balkans – destroyed more than 100,000 homes and structures, forcing 500,000 people to evacuate. Over 40 people have died, a number which is expected to […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Fistula Survivor Embraces Motherhood

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At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from a partner based in western Kenya, Women and Development Against Distress in Africa. Sarah Adhiambo, a 32-year-old mother of two, is an obstetric fistula survivor from western Kenya who is able to embrace the true meaning […]

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Direct Relief Earns CECP Directors’ Award for Corporate Humanitarian Collaboration with FedEx

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Combining corporate and nonprofit strengths enable millions of people in need to access health care SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 20, 2014 – CECP today presented its 2014 Directors’ Award to humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief at the annual CECP Summit in New York City for its collaboration with FedEx to help tens of millions of people in need in the […]

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Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 6,000 Safe Births

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Six thousand babies will be born safely thanks to the members of Direct Relief Women – a group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – who raised $150,000 at their fourth annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening in Santa Barbara. “The events have helped a lot of women meet their babies for the first time […]

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Emergency Supplies On the Way to People Affected by SoCal Fires

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An emergency shipment of inhalers and nebulizers is on the way to Direct Relief’s longtime partner in San Diego County treating people affected by the outbreak of wildfires in Southern California. A physician at North County Health Services in San Marcos, Calif. said the poor air quality caused by smoke and particulates from the nearby Carlsbad Fire is exacerbating symptoms […]

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South Sudan Native Brings Quality Health Care Back to Home Country

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On his latest medical mission to South Sudan, Dr. Joseph Dumba and his team – equipped with medicines and supplies donated by Direct Relief – provided care for more than 2,500 people. “We want to thank Direct Relief for all the donated medicines and equipment. The magnitude of what it has done in this part of the world is truly unbelievable. […]

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