Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Santa Barbara, CA, (October 22, 2010)—Direct Relief International is delivering urgently needed medical aid to its partners in Haiti responding to the fast-moving cholera outbreak. Partner health facilities and news reports have indicated that more than 140 people have already died in the few days since the outbreak began. While the outbreak is currently in the central plateau, about 60 […]

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Direct Relief Emergency Aid Shipment Enroute to Haiti

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Direct Relief International has dispatched this afternoon a shipment of critically needed medical aid to Haiti in response to the cholera outbreak there. Valued at more than $60,000 (wholesale), the consignment includes more than eight tons of material, including antibiotics to treat the infection and IV supplies. Facilities in the St. Marc area are overwhelmed with cholera patients; Partners in […]

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Direct Relief Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Direct Relief International is urgently delivering needed medical aid to partners in Haiti responding to the fast-moving cholera outbreak. Partner health facilities and news reports have indicated that more than 140 people have already died in the few days since the outbreak began. While the outbreak is currently in the central plateau, about 60 miles north of Port-au-Prince, the fear […]

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Direct Relief Extends Assistance to Partners in Vietnam Responding to Flooding

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Direct Relief International is coordinating with partners in Vietnam to provide medical aid to support the emergency response to flooding there. Marie Stopes International (MSI) Vietnam representatives report that two of their clinics, in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh have been badly affected, as have the people of those provinces. “As the heavy rain started after […]

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Direct Relief Offers Medical Aid to Partners in Response to Typhoon Megi

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team reached out to partners in the Philippines today to offer assistance following reports of Typhoon Megi’s damage there. According to news reports, Megi’s 155-mph winds whipped through northern provinces of the Philippines, destroying homes, felling trees, and downing powerlines. Heavy rains and high surf also caused flooding, which has driven people from their homes […]

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Direct Relief Delivering $800,000 in Aid to Pakistan for Flood Relief

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To support ongoing relief efforts in Pakistan after record flooding there, Direct Relief is delivering this week more than $762,000 in medical material aid to Bethania Hospital in Sialkot and has recently facilitated in-country deliveries of $49,000 in requested products from Abbott. Bethania Hospital, in addition to their ongoing work at their base hospital facility, is also actively engaged in […]

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