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Chile Earthquake: One Year Later

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The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010 was the fifth largest in the world since 1900. It left 500 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people homeless. To help people injured in and affected by the quake, Direct Relief has provided approximately $620,500 (wholesale) worth of medical and surgical supplies, nutritional products, personal care items, and blankets […]

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Direct Relief Grants $75,000 to Three Grassroots Groups in Haiti

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Direct Relief International has recently granted an additional $75,000 to three new grassroots groups in Haiti who are instrumental in helping their communities recover from the effects of the devastating earthquake in January 2010. The total granted to similar groups now tops $632,000. For a complete list of grantees, click here. The recent grantees are: Association of the Peasants of […]

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Music for Relief and Causecast Support Haiti Relief Efforts

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Music for Relief and Causecast are sponsoring Download to Donate, where a $10 donation enables a listener to download an album of 30 songs by several artists, with proceeds benefiting five Haiti charities helping to rebuild Haiti, including Direct Relief. Music for Relief was started by the band Linkin Park after the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004; the organization has supported Direct Relief […]

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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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