Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Supporting Indigenous Populations Affected by Guatemala Earthquake

Those affected by the quake seek shelter and care from our partner, Caritas de Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Caritas de Guatemala

An air shipment of specifically requested medical supplies is scheduled to leave Direct Relief’s warehouse today, headed for a partner organization in Guatemala treating people in and around the area affected by the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that hit earlier this month. The partner organization, Caritas de Guatemala, provides health care and other services for many of the local indigenous Mayan population, a group that consists […]

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Pre-Positioned Medicines Save Lives in Haiti

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Direct Relief’s partner, Visitation Hospital in Haiti, has saved lives and  provided care to more than 450 patients with the contents of  their hurricane preparedness module and anticipate they will treat hundreds more in the coming days with health needs on the rise after Hurricane Sandy. The module was sent to the Direct Relief warehouse in Port-au-Prince at the start of […]

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Emergency Team Participates in Statewide Preparedness Exercise

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While actively responding to disasters elsewhere, Direct Relief prepared for disasters closer to home this week by participating in the 2012 Statewide Medical and Health Training and Exercise program with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and local hospitals and clinics.  Simulating a large earthquake in the Santa Barbara area, Direct Relief responded to resource requests for medical supplies and shelter supplies. As part of the […]

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Delivering Essential Post-Sandy Nutritionals In Newark, NJ

People affected by Hurricane Sandy received nutritional supplies at Newark Community Health Center on Tuesday.

Direct Relief was on the ground, responding to urgent requests for nutritional and medical supplies in Newark, New Jersey shortly after the area witnessed devastation from Hurricane Sandy. Flooding, power outages, transportation disruptions, fuel shortages, and cold temperatures played havoc with the health and well-being of large numbers of people from all walks of life. Newark Community Health Centers, Inc (NCHC), one of Direct […]

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Aid Continues to East Coast Health Centers Affected by Sandy

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As of today, Direct Relief has shipped more than 15,000 pounds of relief supplies, such as antibiotics, nutritionals, personal care products, vaccines and chronic care medicines,  to 17 providers affected by Sandy in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania who focus on treating the most vulnerable people in their communities. In total, nearly two dozen shipments valued at close to $500,000 are […]

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Restoring Health Care Services for New York Families in Need

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Direct Relief helped restore access to health care services for New York families in need last week by connecting The Floating Hospital with emergency fuel rations. The organization – which cares for about 80 percent of the homeless families in New York City, including the majority of homeless children – lost electrical power, phones and internet communications in the wake […]

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