Emergency Response

Guatemala Health Partner Sends Thanks for Response to Fuego Volcano Eruption

A baby is treated for side effects of the smoke and ash following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano. Photo courtesy of God's Child Project.

Following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala in early February, the CEO of God’s Child Project, Patrick Atkinson, shares a message of thanks to all who support Direct Relief’s emergency response and preparedness initiatives that enabled their team to quickly respond to health needs. >>Watch the video<< “We could not have gone to a pharmacy fast enough to […]

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Responding to Medical Needs after Volcano Erupts in Guatemala

The Fuego Volcano erupts in Guatemala, spewing smoke and ash. Photo from @RT_Com.

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano begun erupting on Saturday, spewing ash and rocks into surrounding villages and forcing the closure of the main international airport in Guatemala City, 25 miles to the northeast. Direct Relief is in close contact with representatives of partner organization God’s Child Project in the eruption zone. Patrick Atkinson, CEO of God’s Child Project, reported that there are large […]

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Readying Emergency Supplies for Flood-Affected Malawi

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View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief is preparing an emergency shipment of medicines and supplies for people affected by severe flooding in southern Africa. An estimated 121,000 people have been displaced by the flooding in Malawi alone, where at least 53 people are reported dead. Concern across the affected countries is now turning to the potential for disease outbreaks, with […]

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How Are Things Going in Haiti?

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I’ve been asked this question countless times over the past five years and have never once felt I’ve been able to answer it correctly. Any two rational people who have worked in Haiti since the quake could come up with two completely different, but altogether correct answers. The cynical answer might go something like this: It’s still bad. The last […]

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Five Years After Quake, Committed to Improving Health in Haiti

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Five years ago, people like you stepped up to help the millions of people affected by the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history, where Direct Relief and many others are still working to improve conditions for thousands of people left vulnerable. Progress has been made. Lost amid the negative headlines are the ample stories of hope the Direct Relief team […]

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Tropical Storm Jangmi Claims 53 Lives in the Philippines

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Tropical Storm Jangmi tragically claimed at least 53 lives and displaced 80,186 people to evacuation centers this week in the Philippines. The storm, called Seniang locally, made landfall on the southern island of Mindanao on December 29, 2014 before moving to the central islands where it caused deadly flash floods and landslides. Reinforcing the importance of emergency preparedness, health providers in the regions […]

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