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How to Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

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Looking for a meaningful way to honor a loved one this holiday season? Send a tribute card from Direct Relief and give a gift that makes a difference. Click here to give. Here’s how your gift can help: $25.00 can provide the medical supplies for a midwife to perform a clean, safe delivery. Every day, almost 800 women die in pregnancy […]

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1,000 Volunteers Turn Out on Thanksgiving to Help Families in the Philippines

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Two thousand families affected by Typhoon Haiyan will receive care packs filled with basic necessities thanks to the generosity of nearly 1,000 volunteers from the Santa Barbara community who packed the kits at Direct Relief’s warehouse Thanksgiving morning. The packs, which contain hygiene supplies like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and sunscreen, will be sent to health care partners working on […]

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Civil Drones Improve Humanitarian Response in the Philippines

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As Direct Relief’s relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan continue, civil drones are helping our organization and others respond more efficiently to the most pressing needs of people affected by the super storm. About a week after Typhoon Haiyan struck, an assessment group from Direct Relief’s partner, veterans’ response organization Team Rubicon, sought to determine the operational […]

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Partner Spotlight: Fighting HIV in Cameroon

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In the global fight to get to zero new HIV infections, Direct Relief health center partners like Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board (CBCHB) – one of the largest organizations fighting HIV/AIDS in Cameroon – are on the front lines of the effort. This World Aids Day, Direct Relief is honored to spotlight CBCHB, which works in six of Cameroon’s 10 […]

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Largest Shipment in Direct Relief History Arrives in the Philippines

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Direct Relief’s largest-ever shipment of emergency medicines and medical supplies in its 65-year history arrived early Monday morning in Cebu, Philippines to support partners on the ground who are providing medical care for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The massive air shipment, valued at $5 million, includes enough medicines to treat 250,000 people and was delivered on a charter flight […]

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Palantir Technology Enables Intelligent Typhoon Response

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Soon after the scale and scope of destruction from Typhoon Haiyan became clear, Direct Relief went to work with its technology partners at Palantir to build an efficient and effective means of pulling better information rapidly and routinely from what was obviously going to be a large-scale and long-term response effort. Our model was the collaboration between Palantir and Team […]

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