Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Reaching Out to Partners in Chile Following Earthquake Today

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team is reaching out to the organization’s partners in Chile to offer assistance following a 7.1-magnitude earthquake there today. Initial news reports indicate that the quake, centered about 370 miles south-southwest of Santiago, has caused no injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning has been issued. The organization is contacting partners it collaborated with during the […]

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A Family’s Story

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“I got a call at 6 o’clock last Thursday morning from a representative at Christian Aid Ministries (CAM), which runs a network of clinics throughout Haiti. They said they were desperate for IV fluids at one of their clinics in the Northwest of the country and if they did not get the fluids by Monday, people were going to die. […]

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Six Weeks Into Outbreak, More Than 157 Tons of Medical Aid Delivered

Haiti Cholera Earthquake Response

In response to the rapid spread of cholera in Haiti, Direct Relief has expanded its medical-supply efforts to support over 100 hospitals and health facilities throughout the country and has furnished 157 tons of medical essentials and hygiene materials to health facilities. Direct Relief is working in collaboration with Haiti’s national Ministry of Health and its departmental directors, as well […]

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$20,000 Community Grant Supports Hospital at Quake Epicenter

Haiti Camejo Polyclinique

Direct Relief International has provided a $20,000 grant to Camejo Polyclinique in Leogane, Haiti, to fully equip the facility’s newly built operating room. At the epicenter of the January earthquake, Camejo is the only remaining hospital in Leogane, and it has 60,000 patients on its roster of the 400,000 people in the area. Drs. Marie and Joseph Charles—a husband-and-wife physician […]

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Haiti Cholera Outbreak: Report from the Field

Haiti Cholera Earthquake Response

Members of Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team are in Haiti assessing needs and managing the response to the cholera outbreak there; they sent this report: Here’s a quick update and some insights gleaned from conversations with people directly treating cholera patients. We are coordinating at the highest levels of government and providing needed medicines to Haiti’s health system. Here are a […]

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Direct Relief Equipping Partners Responding to Cholera Outbreak as Hurricane Tomas Looms

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This week, Direct Relief has distributed 27 pallets of medical material aid in Haiti to fill a critical need to treat cholera patients there, especially under threat as Hurricane Tomas looms. Partners in Health received 16 pallets to serve their patients in Mirebalais (an hour north of Port-au-Prince, where five people have died and 100 more need medical attention) and Saut-d’Eau. Hospital […]

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