Emergency Response

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

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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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Responding to the 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in the Philippines

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Direct Relief is working with the Asia America Initiative on an emergency air-freight shipment of medications and medical supplies to treat people affected by last week’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines island of Bohol and nearby Cebu, causing extensive damage and killing more than 183 people. The large-scale destruction combined with roughly 1,200 aftershocks in the region has […]

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Mobilizing Aid for People Affected by Cyclone Phailin

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Direct Relief is mobilizing five emergency Cyclone Modules filled with critical medicines and supplies to be shipped to its long-term, trusted partners in India who are caring for people affected by Cyclone Phailin. These modules will be specifically prepared to treat the most common medical problems that occur when large numbers of people are displaced due to widespread flooding. They […]

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Responding to Cyclone Phailin

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In response to Tropical Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm India has experienced in 14 years, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is activated and is in communications with Indian partner organizations. Direct Relief has extended offers of medical assistance, and have staff already travelling to India for other ongoing assistance activities with local partners and will adjust plans accordingly to respond […]

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Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Gulf Coast

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As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Direct Relief’s Emergency Team has reached out to its at-risk health center partners who have pre-positioned medicines and supplies on hand in case of emergency. Though the winds carrying Tropical Storm Karen have dropped and it is not expected to become a hurricane, NBC reports that experts recommend people in the area brace […]

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