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Emergency Update: Nepal Earthquake Response

Nepal Earthquake - Displaced People set up Tents

While the situation in Nepal is still unfolding, initial assessments report more than 2,500 people killed, thousands injured, and hospitals and other medical facilities overwhelmed. As has occurred in other major earthquakes to which Direct Relief has responded (Pakistan, Haiti, Indonesia), this quake has simultaneously created a huge spike in need for emergency health services while destroying much of the already-inadequate […]

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

Nepal Earthquake Response - Direct Relief

Offers $100 Million in Medical Inventory 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 current medical supply inventory, valued […]

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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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Responding to Severe Flooding in Northern Chile

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View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief is in contact with health care partners in Chile to deliver additional emergency aid supplies following severe flooding in northern Chile last week that has affected an estimated 30,000 people, destroyed 8,300 homes, and killed 27 people. A shipment of first aid supplies, exam gloves, and hygiene items were dispatched earlier this month to local […]

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Emergency Update: Tornadoes Tear Through Oklahoma

Moore, Oklahoma. Tornado Devastation. 2013

A powerful series of tornadoes brought on by severe storms bore through Oklahoma Wednesday night, causing one death and dozens of injuries. CNN reported significant damage across a 2-mile square area in Moore, Oklahoma, where high winds tore roofs from homes and downed trees. As many as 36,000 households were without power as of early Thursday morning. Patients with minor injuries sought care at the Moore Medical […]

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Update: Vanuatu Cyclone Response

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View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Gordon Willcock is in Vanuatu conducting assessments after Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam tore across the South Pacific last weekend. His update from the field below: Reports from the northern islands indicate they are okay, apart from the eastern coast of Pentecost. The southern island group, especially Tanna, were […]

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