Emergency Response

Update from Colorado Clinic Treating People Affected by Floods

Thousands of people were displaced by the recent floods in Colorado. Public domain photo.

As Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to deliver medicine and medical supplies to help people in need in Colorado following severe flooding that displaced thousands of people, health center partners in the field wish to pass along thanks to everyone who has supported the aid efforts. This week, the team received an update from staff at Sunrise Monfort Family Clinic Loveland location: […]

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Readying Response to Deadly Pakistan Earthquake

Pakistan Earthquake 2013

Following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Balochistan region of Pakistan Tuesday, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is reaching out to its health center partners in the area and is prepared to respond to requests for medicines and medical supplies to treat people in need. Across six districts in the region, more than 300,000 people have been affected as […]

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Relief Efforts Continue for People Affected by Colorado Flooding

Emergency relief shipments arrive at Salud Family Health Center in Fort Lupton.

With thousands of people still stranded by the largest flooding event in the United States since Hurricane Katrina, Direct Relief’s emergency team continues to provide medical assistance for people in need in Colorado. So far, seven shipments of highly-requested products such as nutritionals, antibiotics, wound care, hand sanitizer, personal hygiene supplies, allergy medicines, and medicines for chronic conditions  have been […]

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Responding to Colorado Flooding

Direct Relief is sending emergency shipments of medicines and supplies to help people in Colorado recover after a week of rains left eight killed, 1,500 homes destroyed, and more than 1,000 people stranded.  Roads have been washed out leaving search-and-rescue teams operating via helicopter. According to the National Guard, the rescue operations are the largest civilian helicopter mission in the […]

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Emergency Preparedness Post-9/11: Equipping Local First Responders

21 Medical Reserve Corps Units in 18 California counties have been equipped with Direct Relief's 'grab-and-go' medical packs.

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 forever changed the way the nation prepares for disasters and unpredictable events. Recognizing the importance of  first-responders in the immediate aftermath of an emergency, the U.S. Surgeon General mandated in 2002 that each county in the U.S. recruit, train, and equip a group of local civilian volunteers, known as the Medical Reserve Corps […]

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Readying Medicines to Help Peruvians Affected by Severe Cold

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Direct Relief is preparing a shipment of medicines and medical supplies to help treat people in Peru suffering from a severe cold wave that has hit at least ten districts of the country, causing the government to declare a state of emergency. The shipment will support a team of doctors from the Peruvian American Medical Society who are traveling to […]

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