Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Ebola Relief: Emergency Medical Supplies Bound for Guinea

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Direct Relief sent its 19th emergency shipment of Ebola supplies today to the Ministry of Health in Guinea (photos and videos found here). Weighing roughly 3,000 pounds, the shipment contains laboratory testing equipment from BD (blood collection sets), face masks, and medical gloves. In total, Direct Relief has delivered 140 tons of medical aid to Ebola-hit regions since the outbreak erupted in spring. 47 […]

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AbbVie Employees Ready 1,000 Family Emergency Kits

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One thousand emergency kits are ready for families in need thanks to the service of more than 1,000 employee volunteers from biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, who packed the kits as part of their workplace giving campaign kick-off held October 9 at their North Chicago, IL. headquarters. The packs will be pre-positioned at Direct Relief’s headquarters so they are on hand to […]

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Tropical Cyclone Hudhud: Responding in India

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Direct Relief is in contact with health care partners on the ground in the region of India affected by Tropical Cyclone Hudhud and stands ready to provide support based on the needs assessments conducted in the next 48 hours. Tropical Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on Sunday near the eastern Indian city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) – home to two million people. […]

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Monitoring Typhoon Vongfong & Tropical Cyclone Hudhud

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is monitoring Super Typhoon Vongfong as it approaches Japan as well as Tropical Cyclone Hudhud as it approaches the coast of India, reaching out to partners and ready to respond to medical needs. Super Typhoon Vongfong – Japan Category 5 Super Typhoon Vongfong is currently tracking off the south coast of Japan and is predicted […]

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Twelfth Shipment of Life-Saving Ebola Aid Arrives in Liberia

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Direct Relief’s twelfth emergency shipment of life-saving medicines and supplies to Ebola-hit regions arrived today in Liberia, destined for health workers and patients at ELWA Hospital and Last Mile Health. The shipment – valued at nearly $100,000 (wholesale) and weighing more than 13 tons – includes rehydration solutions, antibiotics and personal protective gear for use by medical staff treating Ebola. […]

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Responding to Flooding in Manila and Luzon, Philippines

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#455762048 / gettyimages.com Following Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known as Mario in the Philippines), which brought heavy rains and severe flooding to low-lying areas of the northern Philippine Islands, Direct Relief has reached out to local officials as they assess medical needs. More than one million people have been affected across 27 provinces, with nearly 130,000 people seeking shelter at 324 […]

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