Archive for the Emergency Response Category

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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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 Texas Wildfires

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To assist people affected by some of the worst wildfires Texas has seen, Direct Relief USA has reached out to partner clinics throughout the state to offer emergency medical aid for their patients in need. With more than 1.5 million acres burned, Governor Rick Perry has requested a Major Disaster Declaration be proclaimed for Texas which is also in a state of drought, according to Reuters. […]

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Japan Response: Expanded Effort Targets Hardest Hit Areas

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Santa Barbara, CA and Washington, D.C.—The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International today announced an additional $1 million in grants to five Japanese nonprofit groups coordinating relief efforts and providing services for the most vulnerable people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. $1 million in cash from the JACL-Direct Relief Japan Relief and Recovery Fund will be […]

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