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Extending Assistance to Partners in Sri Lanka Responding to Flooding

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Sri Lanka to offer medical aid in response to extensive flooding there. News reports indicate that 23 people have been killed in the flooding, which extends over one-third of the country and has displaced 325,000 people. Direct Relief has provided aid in Sri Lanka for several years, expanding its efforts during the 2004 tsunami response. […]

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Haiti: One Year Later

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The numbers are staggering: more than 230,000 people killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 1.3 million left homeless in just minutes on January 12, 2010. In response to this devastation, Direct Relief has provided the largest emergency response in its history, delivering $57 million (wholesale) in medical aid for people injured in and displaced by the earthquake. That equates to […]

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Reaching Out to Partners in Chile Following Earthquake Today

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team is reaching out to the organization’s partners in Chile to offer assistance following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake there today. Initial news reports indicate that the quake, centered about 370 miles south-southwest of Santiago, has caused no injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning has been issued. The organization is contacting partners it collaborated with during the […]

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Direct Relief USA Launches Interactive Medical Aid Distribution Map

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December 16, 2010 (Santa Barbara, CA)—Direct Relief International launched today its Direct Relief USA Online Medical Aid Distribution Map, featuring a plotted distribution of more than 1,000 clinics and health centers that receive donated pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.  In addition, interactive healthcare data for more than 18 million uninsured and low-income patients is available. Combining technologies from SAP, Esri, and […]

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A Family’s Story

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“I got a call at 6 o’clock last Thursday morning from a representative at Christian Aid Ministries (CAM), which runs a network of clinics throughout Haiti. They said they were desperate for IV fluids at one of their clinics in the Northwest of the country and if they did not get the fluids by Monday, people were going to die. […]

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United in Prevention

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Today is the final day of the International Society of Obstetric Fistula Surgeons (ISOFS) meeting in Dakar, Senegal. It has been an incredibly busy few days as fistula surgeons and health professionals have come together to share diverse experiences, research findings, and recommendations for improving quality of treatment, management, and prevention of obstetric fistula. Representatives from more than 40 countries […]

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