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Floods Assistance: What We’re Doing

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South Asia’s summer monsoon season has been particularly harsh this year, and has caused severe flooding in areas of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, displacing more than 20 million people. The pooling of contaminated flood water, combined with the region’s hot climate, has created an ideal breeding ground for diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and various skin ailments. The flooding has […]

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Direct Relief Reaches Out to Flood Affected Midwest

Direct Relief International is closely monitoring information regarding the severe flooding in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, and is in contact with its local partners on the ground to respond to any medical material aid needs they may have. Direct Relief staff have made offers of assistance to existing Direct Relief partners Community Health Connection in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Community […]

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Abbott Backs Program to Address Critical Maternal and Child Health Concerns

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Pregnancy is a life-threatening condition in Afghanistan. One in nine Afghan women dies during or shortly after pregnancy, giving Afghanistan one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world (UNICEF, 2007). Women and children in Afghanistan face risks to their lives and health that are among the most severe on the planet. Responding to this humanitarian health crisis, the Abbott […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Flooding in Bolivia

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Direct Relief International is responding to the severe flooding that has plagued Bolivia since January. Two emergency air shipments were sent last week to healthcare providers in Bolivia to help them address the large number of cases of acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, skin diseases, and dengue fever resulting from the flooding. The assistance, valued at $403,517 (wholesale), includes basic antibiotics, […]

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Bringing Brighter Smiles to Santa Barbara County Kids

DRI Brings Brighter Smiles to Santa Barbara County Kids

In honor of the National Children’s Dental Health Month, Direct Relief International sponsored its 14th annual round of free dental clinics in Santa Barbara County, California. Four clinics were held in high-need communities between February and April, helping connect 18 county dentists with 105 children who lack the resources to receive needed dental services. Created in 1993 to address the […]

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Direct Relief in Contact with Bolivia Partners

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Amidst the flooding in Bolivia, Direct Relief International is in contact with its local partner network in the country and is currently seeking the most efficient and safest route into the devastated area. Direct Relief has strong relationships with several partners in Bolivia, including ProMujer and PROSALUD whom Direct Relief will support with emergency medical aid in response to the […]

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