Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Three Community Grant Recipients Improve Education in Haiti and Help Students Regain a Sense of Normalcy

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Grassroots community organizations in Haiti that received funding to help their neighborhoods recover from the January 2010 earthquake are reporting positive results from the grants they received last year. Three such groups focused on education have had a particularly valuable and positive impact on children. Asanble Vwazen Solino (AVS), a free school in Solino, teaches children academics and trades. Immediately after […]

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Direct Relief Expedites Delivery of Essential Medical Supplies to Treat Cholera in Haiti

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Today Direct Relief International provided Hospital Albert Schweitzer, one of Direct Relief’s longest running partners in Haiti, with medications and medical supplies essential to helping them stem the new tide of cholera that has taken hold of the region since the rainy season began in May. This shipment was valued at over $15,000 (wholesale) and contained a variety of products […]

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Reaching Out to Partners in New Mexico Following Extensive Wildfires

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Direct Relief reached out today to seven New Mexico-based community health center and free clinic partners to determine the medical needs of those affected by the Las Conchas fire burning near Los Alamos. Key items often needed during wildfire events include N95 particulate respirators (masks), inhalers for asthma patients, and respiratory medications to prevent and treat respiratory conditions exacerbated by smoke and particulate matter during […]

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Providing Emergency Obstetric Care in Haiti

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As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen emergency obstetric care in Haiti, Direct Relief International is providing funding to complete construction of the fourth and final building in the Maternity Health Unit at the Convention Baptist Hospital in Quartier Morin, Haiti. Access to emergency obstetric care is severely limited in Haiti, which has the highest rate of maternal mortality […]

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Direct Relief Reaches out to Healthcare Partners after Severe Rain Storms Sweep Through Haiti

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Severe rain storms throughout Haiti and the Caribbean during the first weeks of June kicked off what is anticipated to be an extremely active hurricane season. The heavy rains caused flash flooding and mudslides killing 23 people and served as a reminder how fragile Haiti’s healthcare system remains 18 months after the powerful earthquake devastated its capital. This is the […]

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Reaching Out to Partners Treating People Affected by Arizona Wildfires

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Direct Relief reached out to its 15 Arizona based community health center and free clinic partners to determine the medical needs of those affected by the Wallow fire.  N95 particulate masks, inhalers, and respiratory medications are key items in the prevention and treatment of respiratory problems caused by smoke inhalation. Direct Relief has a long history of responding to fires […]

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