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Monitoring Partners Near Bay of Bengal as Cyclone Mahasen Approaches

Direct Relief's Emergency Team is using Palantir technology to monitor its health center partners (shown in yellow) in relation to Cyclone Mahasen's path.

As Cyclone Mahasen moves over the Bay of Bengal toward the coast of Bangladesh and Myanmar, Direct Relief is reaching out to its health center partners located in the storm’s projected path and is preparing to respond to urgent requests. The cyclone – which is expected to make landfall Thursday – has already brought heavy rains to Sri Lanka, causing […]

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Direct Relief Women Raises Funds for 4,000 Safe Births at Annual Mother’s Day Event

Members of Direct Relief Women smile together at the event.

Direct Relief Women – a group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – raised more than $100,000 at its third annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening at the home of Bryan and Lisa Babcock in Montecito. The amount raised will allow the Goleta-based humanitarian aid organization to support more than 4,000 safe births for mothers […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Afghan Mom Becomes a Neonatal Nurse

Mursal smiles with her daughter. Photo courtesy of American Medical Overseas Relief.

 At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from Dr. Mark Scoffield, CEO of American Medical Overseas Relief.  Mursal is a mother in Afghanistan who is also a neonatal nurse for American Medical Overseas Relief (AMOR), a Direct Relief partner. While this may not seem […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Pakistani Mom Travels 12 Hours For A Safe Birth

Wasila smiles with her baby. Photo courtesy of Murshid Hospital and Health Care Center.

At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from staff at Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centre – our partner in Karachi, Pakistan. Wasila Zahoor is one of the many mothers around the world who are willing to do everything necessary for the health […]

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Breezy Point Volunteer Firefighters Receive Emergency Packs, $10,000 to Rebuild After Sandy

Direct Relief President and CEO, Thomas Tighe, presents a check to the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.

Direct Relief, Good Morning America Help First Responders Prepare for Emergency  SANTA BARBARA, Calif. , May 7– Humanitarian organization, Direct Relief, equipped the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department with an Emergency Pack for each of its 25 volunteer firefighters as well as donated $10,000 to rebuild their fire house earlier today on Good Morning America. The initiative is part of […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Cambodian Mom Fights Malnutrition

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At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from our partner, Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Heng Chan is a 38-year-old mother of four: three boys and one girl. She was diagnosed with HIV 10 years ago. Since 2004, Chan has […]

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