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Dignity Kits Comfort Kenyan Women Awaiting Fistula Repair

Habiba, Noreen, Pauline with Dignity Kit

Noreen (pictured center), a 27-year-old woman from western Kenya, developed obstetric fistula after giving birth to her second child two years ago. Obstetric fistula is a a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor that, if untreated, leaves women with constant and uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or feces. The condition can often be repaired with surgery. […]

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RAND: ACA Leaves 30 Million People Behind

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Direct Relief’s assistance programs within the U.S., funded entirely with private charitable support, have expanded significantly in recent years to help meet the needs of people who would otherwise not have access to health care. Since 2009, Direct Relief has been the sole U.S. nonprofit organization accredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy as a Verified-Accredited Wholelsale Distributor (VAWD) […]

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Intern Spotlight: The Data Wrangler

Hamza Mannan

Hamza Mannan is a third-year political science major at the University of California, Santa Barbara who 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 he reflects on his experience so far: There are a number […]

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From the Field: Fukushima, Japan

On the three year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northern Japan, our Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, Jenny Hutain, reflects on her most recent trip and the state of recovery. A delegation from Direct Relief and partner organization the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) traveled to Fukushima Prefecture in Japan late in 2013 to assess […]

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Recovery Continues Three Years After the Japan Earthquake & Tsunami

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Three years ago, the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster battered northern Japan, killing more than 16,000 people and leaving thousands more missing and injured. Thanks to its generous supporters, Direct Relief has since provided more than $5.5 million in grants to 13 Japanese aid groups working to provide relief and recovery to survivors of the […]

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Direct Relief Joins National VOAD as First Associate Member

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The National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) announced today that Direct Relief is joining the network as the first Associate Member. VOAD is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership-based organization that serves as a forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle – preparation, response, and recovery – to help disaster survivors and their communities. “This recognition by […]

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