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More Aid On the Way for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Typhoon Haiyan

As Direct Relief’s first emergency shipment of medicines and supplies arrives in the Philippines tonight, an estimated 650,000 people are still displaced from Typhoon Haiyan. Electricity and communications lines remain down in the worst-affected provinces, making the full extent of destruction and loss of life unclear. Direct Relief has made its entire $65 million in medical inventory available for the […]

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Aid Bound for Philippines to Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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More than 1.5 tons of emergency medicine and medical supplies – valued at $275,000 – are en route to the Philippines, with more on the way, as Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to monitor health-related needs following Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) – the most powerful storm to ever make landfall. The typhoon battered the island nation early Friday […]

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Monitoring Partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan Nears

Typhoon Haiyan

Direct Relief’s Emergency Team is in contact with its partners in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan –  the most powerful storm on Earth this year – approaches the island nation. Locally known as Yolanda, the storm is expected to make landfall early Friday local time (Thursday night in the U.S.) and is predicted to hit with winds of about […]

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Nutritional Aid Arrives for Mexico Flood Survivors

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A shipment of vital nutritional supplies arrived this week to aid people in the state of Guerrero, Mexico who were affected by severe storms and heavy flooding in late September that damaged many of the region’s poorest communities. With medical professionals in the area reporting an increase in diarrhea and dehydration in the affected communities, the delivery of the rehydration […]

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Hurricane Sandy: One Year Later

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One year ago, Hurricane Sandy – the largest Atlantic hurricane on record – pounded the Caribbean nations of Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba and then made its way up the mid-Atlantic region of the United States with powerful winds, driving rain, and high storm surges. More than 100 people died, thousands of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed and tens […]

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Children Affected by Pakistan Earthquakes Receive Nutritional Aid

Direct Relief distributes Abbott Nutritionals

Direct Relief is working with its generous supporter Abbott to deliver a donation of essential nutritional products for children affected by two major earthquakes that destroyed villages and killed more than 600 people  in Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. Shipped directly from Abbott’s facility in Pakistan, the supplements will be used by Murshid Hospital and local partners to treat children who have been […]

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