Emergency Response

Nepal Earthquake Response: WHO Situation Report No. 7

Nepal Earthquake Medical Relief Supplies

[See section 3.3 of WHO Situation Report No. 7 for update on Direct Relief response activities] 1. Situation Update The official Government figure reports a total of 6250 death and 14 357 injured. The ongoing treatment efforts continue to focus on reaching a greater number of areas in the priority 14 districts including those in the remote and hard-to-reach areas. As of […]

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Nepal Quake: FedEx Donates Emergency Airlift

Emergency medical supplies for Nepal to be airlifted from Direct Relief via FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) committed today a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake. Scheduled to depart early next week, the airlift will deliver emergency supplies from Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, and Water Missions International. “FedEx is committed to responding to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal,” said Frederick W. […]

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Nepal Earthquake Response Update

Nepal Earthquake: Child receives medical care

Update: 5/1 FedEx has committed an emergency airlift for Nepal, scheduled to depart early next week with Direct Relief medical supplies. Read the full announcement here. Update: 4/30 Humanitarian charter a go:  Direct Relief has confirmed the donation of a humanitarian charter for Nepal. At this point, Direct Relief will use at least one-half of the plane’s capacity (102 “skids”), which may increase depending the […]

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Nepal Earthquake Donation Policy

Nepal Earthquake Donations

Direct Relief relies on charitable contributions to conduct humanitarian assistance throughout the United States and globally. In the outpouring of generosity and offers of assistance in the aftermath of catastrophic Nepal earthquake, Direct Relief wishes to note its policy regarding donor-designated contributions as it has done in previous high-profile emergencies (such as the Ebola crisis, Typhoon Haiyan, Hurricane Sandy, the […]

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Nepal Earthquake: Direct Relief Commits Initial $50,000 Cash to Emergency Response

Nepal Earthquake Response - Direct Relief

[Update: Direct Relief’s $50,000 commitment was increased to $500,000 on 4/27] Donate Now >>   As the massive damage, tragic loss of life, and widespread injuries​ from today’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal comes into focus​, Direct Relief has made an initial cash commitment of $50,000 for the immediate deployment of emergency medical response personnel and essential health commodities. Direct Relief has also made available its entire […]

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Nepal Earthquake: Emergency Update

2015 Nepal Earthquake

Donate Now >> Direct Relief is mobilizing its Emergency Response Team after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal killed more than 1,200 people, with many more feared trapped under rubble. The quake struck an area between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara. The majority of people affected are in the valley around Kathmandu, where medical facilities are overflowing with patients seeking care. Direct […]

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