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Medical Clinics Treat 2,000 Philippines Typhoon Survivors

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Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: It was clear after Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck that the people living in the Municipality of Concepcion – the typhoon’s fifth point of landfall – would need medical assistance. All of the Barangay (village) Health […]

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From the Philippines: Improving Health Care in Island Communities

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Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla, recently returned from a trip to the Philippines to facilitate long-term typhoon recovery efforts.  He shares a report from the field below: During our last day in the Philippines, we were able to travel from Concepcion town to the Barangay, or town, of Macatunao on Quiniluban Island. The Municipality of Concepcion is on the northeast coast of […]

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Intern Spotlight: The Women’s Health Advocate

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Alena Nelson is a senior majoring in sociology and global studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She joined Direct Relief at the start of this year as a Research and Analysis intern through the Sarah Miller McCune Endowed Public Service and Internship Program, a year-long project which pairs students with local nonprofits. Below she reflects on her experience so far: I […]

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Responding to the Fire in Valparaíso, Chile

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team is preparing a shipment for its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile to help people affected by a forest fire that spread through the port city of Valparaíso. The fire has killed 15 people, destroyed at least 2,000 homes, and forced thousands to evacuate. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: The Public Servant

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In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 6-12, 2014), Direct Relief is spotlighting dedicated volunteers who help make the work possible. Learn about some of the wonderful people behind the scenes. No stranger to public service, retired Santa Barbara City Fire Chief Andrew DiMizio has become an invaluable resource to Direct Relief, helping out with anything and everything around the […]

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Philippines: Transparency Regarding Typhoon Funds & Activities

Direct Relief immediately swung into action, mobilizing medical resources needed on the ground to help care for the millions affected.

Last week, Direct Relief sent this report to the Philippines Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr, outlining financial and program activity since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck. The report stemmed from a conference in early January at which the ambassador noted the deep gratitude of the Philippine government and people for the outpouring of private support after […]

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