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Why GIS Mapping Technology is a Powerful Tool for Humanitarian Aid

Esri President, Jack Dangermond, presents the President's award to Direct Relief board member, Dorothy Largay, and me.

Direct Relief was honored with the 2013 President’s Award from technology company Esri for outstanding use of mapping software known as geographic information systems (GIS) last Monday at the Esri International User Conference. Throughout the rest of the conference, while listening to terrific workshops and paper presentations on topics from cartographic design to the exploration of Mars, I had a […]

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Partner Spotlight: Offering Health and Hope in Colorado Springs

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Conveniently located directly across the street from a bus stop, Direct Relief partner, Mission Medical Clinic, began their practice in 2004. “Mission Medical gives people hope,” said Building Manager Chris Hampton. Mission Medical, a free clinic in Colorado Springs, provides care for uninsured adults ranging 19 to 64 years of age. The prime location allowed people with lower incomes to easily […]

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Sandy-Battered Health Center Receives $150,000 Grant to Aid Recovery

Direct Relief's Kerri Murray was on hand to present Ryan-NENA staff with a $150,000 grant to help their continued Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

Direct Relief was on site at the Ryan-NENA Community Health Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this morning to present a $150,000 grant to help the center boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential primary health services for residents in the community. “This grant award means we can go forward continuing to care for people on the Lower East Side and […]

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From the Field: Providing Care for Children in Cambodia

More children we met during our visits.

Our Asia and Middle East Program Manager, Joe Harrison, is currently traveling in Southeast Asia, visiting Direct Relief’s partners who treat people in need of health care and other services. Below is his update from Cambodia.  On our first day in Siem Reap, David Shoemaker of Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) took our team along with him on a home […]

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Direct Relief Receives President’s Award for Outstanding Use of GIS

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Nonprofit Recognized for Improving Operations and Promoting Transparency in Humanitarian Work Redlands, California—Direct Relief, a leading humanitarian medical aid organization, was honored with the Esri President’s Award for outstanding geographic information system (GIS) work in improving the health and lives of people affected by poverty, disaster, and civil unrest. The award was presented Monday, July 8, at the 2013 Esri […]

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Camps Create Positive Peer Pressure for Youth With Diabetes

Campers smile for a group shot at Camp Colorado. Photo by Emily Fay.

Starting this Sunday, hundreds of kids living with Type 1 diabetes in Colorado finally felt “normal” as they arrived in Eagle Lake, just outside of Woodland Park, for the first day of Camp Colorado. Camp Colorado is one of 118 diabetes summer camps across 45 states and Puerto Rico where Direct Relief is shipping medical supplies donated by its supporter […]

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