Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Tropical Cyclone Hudhud: Responding in India

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Direct Relief is in contact with health care partners on the ground in the region of India affected by Tropical Cyclone Hudhud and stands ready to provide support based on the needs assessments conducted in the next 48 hours. Tropical Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on Sunday near the eastern Indian city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) – home to two million people. […]

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Monitoring Typhoon Vongfong & Tropical Cyclone Hudhud

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is monitoring Super Typhoon Vongfong as it approaches Japan as well as Tropical Cyclone Hudhud as it approaches the coast of India, reaching out to partners and ready to respond to medical needs. Super Typhoon Vongfong – Japan Category 5 Super Typhoon Vongfong is currently tracking off the south coast of Japan and is predicted […]

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Twelfth Shipment of Life-Saving Ebola Aid Arrives in Liberia

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Direct Relief’s twelfth emergency shipment of life-saving medicines and supplies to Ebola-hit regions arrived today in Liberia, destined for health workers and patients at ELWA Hospital and Last Mile Health. The shipment – valued at nearly $100,000 (wholesale) and weighing more than 13 tons – includes rehydration solutions, antibiotics and personal protective gear for use by medical staff treating Ebola. […]

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Responding to Flooding in Manila and Luzon, Philippines

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#455762048 / gettyimages.com Following Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known as Mario in the Philippines), which brought heavy rains and severe flooding to low-lying areas of the northern Philippine Islands, Direct Relief has reached out to local officials as they assess medical needs. More than one million people have been affected across 27 provinces, with nearly 130,000 people seeking shelter at 324 […]

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Ebola Response Recognized at Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

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On the final day of the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Direct Relief and several of its close partners were recognized by Bill and Chelsea Clinton for their commitment to stopping Ebola. Watch the first part of the video to learn more about the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how your support of the […]

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Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Fight Outbreak

A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departs John F. Kennedy International with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola.

New York, New York, Sept. 20, 2014 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The West Africa-bound airlift — the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began — arrives in Sierra Leone Sunday morning and Liberia that afternoon. As confirmed […]

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