Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Community Unites for Joplin Memorial Walk

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This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Alivia Birdwell, Partner Liaison for USA Programs. May 22, 2012 marked the one year anniversary since the deadly tornado that struck Joplin, MO, devastating much of the community and resulting in the death of 161 people. One year later, the damage of the tornado is still apparent. However, while […]

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Kenyan Partner Receives Emergency Shipment for Famine Relief

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Women and Health Alliance (WAHA) International in Kenya received an emergency shipment of medicines and medical supplies from Direct Relief last week. The pharmaceuticals and medical supplies were specifically requested to support maternal and child health care at Dadaab Hospital, where the famine and humanitarian health crisis continues to affect residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP). The 10,000-pound shipment included […]

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Women and Health Alliance Receive Emergency Shipment

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Women and Health Alliance  (WAHA) International in Kenya received an emergency shipment of medicines and medical supplies from Direct Relief last week.   The pharmaceuticals and medical supplies were specifically requested to support maternal and child health care at Dadaab Hospital, where the famine and humanitarian health crisis continues to affect residents and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP).  The 10,000-pound shipment included […]

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Fiji: Cyclone Daphne Shipment Sent

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A 53-foot truck filled to capacity with critically-needed medicines just left the Direct Relief warehouse and is on its way to partners in Fiji, where Cyclone Daphne has severely impacted the island nation. These medicines will be distributed to 8 hospitals, 40 health centers, and 16 nursing stations – all of which are providing medical care to people affected by […]

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Emergency Aid Shipped to Fiji

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We are assembling an emergency air shipment of essential medicines and medical supplies for the Savusavu Foundation in Fiji in response to Tropical Cyclone Daphne.  News reports indicate that five people have died and at least 8,000 are in need of emergency shelter after the severe flooding and power outages. The emergency shipment to Savusavu Foundation will support three hospitals in the northern […]

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Tornadoes Hit Texas; Assistance Offered

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In response to tornadoes in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, an offer of assistance email has been sent out to 21 partners. Injuries have been reported and the National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for north-central Texas.

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