Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Restoring Maternal & Child Health Services in the Philippines

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As part of the ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda), Direct Relief recently granted $50,000 to Australian-based partner aid organization, Access Aid International to help restore maternal and child health services to affected areas, with efforts beginning this week. The grant will support renovation of birthing facilities in Bagongon as well as Macatunao […]

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Committed to Improving Health in Haiti, Four Years After the Quake

Children receive education and health care at Direct Relief's partner, the Partners In Health facility in Lascahobas, Haiti.

Four years after the earthquake that took a quarter of a million lives and left millions more injured and homeless, Direct Relief continues to be among the largest providers of medical material aid to Haiti by supporting more than 115 health facilities serving 4 million people throughout the country. Backed by the massive generosity of private and corporate supporters, Direct […]

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Preparation Underway for 2014 Hurricane Season

Direct Relief warehouse staff ready hurricane preparedness packs for at-risk communities across the U.S.

At Direct Relief, hurricane season runs year-round. The team has already started making donation requests to build new preparedness packs and modules for 2014. Since 2007, Direct Relief has annually deployed medical essentials in specially designed Hurricane Preparedness Packs at the start of the season (June 1) to health care facilities in hurricane-prone regions of the U.S. and throughout Latin […]

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Responding to the Pfeiffer Fire in Big Sur

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Direct Relief is sending an urgent shipment of medicines and supplies to its health center partner in Salinas, Calif. to help people affected by the Pfeiffer Fire in Big Sur. Though the fire – which burned more than 900 acres and forced about 100 people to evacuate – is now contained, staff at Clinica de Salud de Valle de Salinas […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Response: One Month Update

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With the one month mark past us, please read the comprehensive overview below to find out more about Direct Relief’s relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan hit the island nation. THE LARGEST TYPHOON EVER Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda), the largest typhoon in recorded history, struck the Visayas regions of the Philippines on November […]

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Partner Spotlight: Equipping Reach Out WorldWide Responders

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In light of Paul Walker’s recent death, Direct Relief is spotlighting the extraordinary work of his organization, Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW). While many knew him as the star of The Fast and the Furious movie series, Direct Relief was fortunate to know him as the founder of one of our emergency response partners working to help people in need. Our team became […]

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