Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Hurricane Odile: Monitoring Medical Needs As Storm Strikes Baja California

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In response to Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief has reached out to contacts in Mexico’s Baja California and continues to monitor medical needs in the communities located in the storm’s path. The center of the storm is expected to remain near or over the peninsula through Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. While the storm weakend to a category two hurricane […]

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Responding to Wildfires Across California

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#455054570 / gettyimages.com In response to nearly a dozen wildfires burning across California, Direct Relief has offered assistance to health center partners located near the affected areas. Firefighters throughout the state are battling 11 wildfires, several of which have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate, reports the LA Times. The fires include the Meadow fire in the Yosemite National Park […]

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Mobile Medical Clinic Ready to Roll in the Philippines

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After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Direct Relief partnered with the International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Foundation (IPI) to increase access to medical care for people living throughout the affected area. One of the collaborative projects was a mobile medical van focused on providing dental care to underserved communities. We’re happy to announce that as of this week, the van is ready […]

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Responding to Flooding in Pakistan & India

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#455140930 / gettyimages.com In response to heavy monsoon rains causing severe flooding across northern Pakistan and India, Direct Relief has offered medicine and medical supplies to numerous local humanitarian aid groups and health care providers in affected regions. So far, more than 440 people have been reported dead, 30,000 people are displaced and an estimated 500,000 people are affected, according […]

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Ebola Response: Life-Saving Protective Gear Arrives in Sierra Leone

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Emergency supplies to protect health workers in Ebola hot zones arrived in Sierra Leone this week and are en route to Direct Relief’s partner Medical Research Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The shipment – valued at nearly $40,000 – contains more than 5,000 pounds of urgently needed protective equipment like gloves, masks, goggles, and gowns to help prevent health workers […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Direct Relief Teams Up with Airlink, Four Nonprofits to Fill a 737 with 15,000 Pounds of Aid Supplies

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ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia Fort Worth, TEXAS, Aug. 25, 2014 – In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds […]

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