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Responding to the Bernardo Fire in San Diego County

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Direct Relief has offered assistance to health center partners located near the Bernardo Fire that began Tuesday in northern San Diego County and has burned nearly 1,600 acres. The Bernardo Fire is now 25 percent contained and evacuation orders have been lifted, but officials warn that high temperatures and high winds mean “the battle is not over,” reports the LA […]

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Responding to the Miguelito Brushfire in California’s Central Coast

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Direct Relief is in contact with partners near the Miguelito brushfire near Lompoc, Calif. that began this afternoon and has grown to 150 acres. Residents living near the fire are under a mandatory evacuation order, reports KEYT NewsChannel3. Two evacuation centers have opened, with one specifically focused on helping people with medical needs resulting from the fire. The Emergency Response Team […]

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Health Promoters Help Women Access Cervical Cancer Screening in Haiti

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Adeline Beris and Yolette Jean work as health promoters for a clinic in Haiti that screens women for cervical cancer, a crucial step in reducing the number of women who die from the disease. This screening and training program was set up through Direct Relief’s partnership with Basic Health International (BHI) and Fondation St. Luc in an effort to equip […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Doña Julia

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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 El Centro Vivir con Diabetes in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Doña Julia was able to get the help she needed to treat her diabetes, allowing her to earn a modest living and send her children to school, thanks […]

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Life-Saving Midwife Kits Delivered in the Philippines

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  One thousand babies will be born safely in the Philippines with help from a delivery of 20 Midwife Kits to skilled midwives working in typhoon-affected areas. In collaboration with the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP), Direct Relief has placed the kits at birthing centers throughout the Visayas that were directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and are […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Mother-Daughter Duo Care for Kansas Kids in Need

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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 Guadalupe Clinic in Wichita, Kansas. For Jill Grimes and her daughter Tabitha Young, working with generations of local families in need has become one of the most rewarding aspects of running the Trinity Daycare Center. The […]

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