Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Partner in Batticaloa Establishing Medical Camps for Flood Affected People

Direct Relief has been in contact with the administrative officials at Batticaloa Hospital, who have indicated that medical aid is needed to support their response to the recent floods in Sri Lanka. Following two weeks of heavy monsoon rains, the hospital reports that it is surrounded by flood waters and is sending teams of medical personnel to set up mobile […]

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Extending Assistance to Partners in Sri Lanka Responding to Flooding

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Sri Lanka to offer medical aid in response to extensive flooding there. News reports indicate that 23 people have been killed in the flooding, which extends over one-third of the country and has displaced 325,000 people. Direct Relief has provided aid in Sri Lanka for several years, expanding its efforts during the 2004 tsunami response. […]

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Haiti: One Year Later

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The numbers are staggering: more than 230,000 people killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 1.3 million left homeless in just minutes on January 12, 2010. In response to this devastation, Direct Relief has provided the largest emergency response in its history, delivering $57 million (wholesale) in medical aid for people injured in and displaced by the earthquake. That equates to […]

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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

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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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