Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Beyond Recovery: Delivering Care Three Years After the Haiti Earthquake

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Nearly three years after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, taking a quarter of a million lives and leaving millions more injured and homeless, Direct Relief continues to support the most vulnerable people in the country with essential medications and supplies that they otherwise would likely go without. Backed by the massive generosity of private and […]

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Aid Continues in Haiti as Cholera Outbreaks Climb

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This week, Direct Relief responded to an urgent request for medical supplies to treat patients in Cap Haitian, Haiti’s second largest city of more than 1.5 million people, after severe rains and flooding have devastated the region and caused an increase in cholera cases. These rains come on the heels of Hurricane Sandy, which killed 54 people and damaged more […]

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Urgent Medicines Sent to Doctors Treating Typhoon Bopha Survivors

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An emergency shipment of medicines and supplies is ready to leave Direct Relief’s warehouse today for the Philippines, scheduled to be in the hands of a team of doctors treating people affected by Typhoon Bopha by Monday morning. Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, tore across the southern Philippine islands Dec. 4, leaving  loss of life and severe infrastructure damage […]

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Assessing Medical Needs After Typhoon Bopha Batters the Philippines

Typhoon Bopha swept through the Phillipines Tuesday, leaving a path of destruction.

Direct Relief is in contact with hospitals and other healthcare providers in the Philippines, assessing the need for emergency medicines and supplies as information surfaces about devastating damage and loss of life following powerful Typhoon Bopha, known locally as Pablo, which hit the Pacific island nation Tuesday. News sources report more than 300 deaths and several hundred injured and missing, mostly on the hardest-hit island of […]

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Monitoring Partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Bopha Makes Landfall

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Direct Relief  has reached out to partners located in Typhoon Bopha’s trajectory, continuing to monitor the storm as it travels across the southern Philippines. With winds to 160 mph, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane,  Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the Philippine island of Mindanao, where two partner hospitals – Valencia Hospital and Mindanao Hospital – are located. More than […]

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Supplies Treat Rising Number of Cholera Cases in Haiti After Sandy

Additional supplies from Direct Relief's hurricane modules arrive at Saint Therese hospital in Miragoane.

Medicines and supplies contained in Direct Relief’s pre-positioned hurricane modules in Haiti continue to be in high demand following Hurricane Sandy as partners report increases in patients numbers and disease cases, including cholera. Since the storm hit nearly one month ago, thousands of new cholera cases have been reported. The International Organization for Migration confirmed nearly 3,600 cases, but the […]

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