Archive for the Emergency Response Category

$150,000 in Grants Awarded to Local Groups in Haiti

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As part of its initiative to help fund grassroots organizations helping their communities recover from January’s earthquake, Direct Relief International has awarded $150,000 in grants to six local groups working in Haiti. Batey Relief Alliance Founded in 1997, the Batey Relief Alliance (BRA) addresses the socioeconomic and health needs of children and families severely affected by poverty, disease, and hunger […]

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Direct Relief Assembling Needed Medical Aid for Guatemala, El Salvador

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Direct Relief International is assembling needed medical aid for Guatemala and El Salvador to assist people injured in and displaced by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Agatha and the eruption of Pacaya Volcano. An initial consignment of antibiotics, antifungal agents, and medicines to treat respiratory conditions is being prepared to send to Caritas de Guatemala, a trusted partner that has […]

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Direct Relief Responding to Flooding and Volcano Eruption in Central America

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Direct Relief International is reaching out today to partners in El Salvador and Guatemala to offer assistance after widespread evacuations and damage from two natural disasters, the eruption of Pacaya volcano and flooding from Tropical Storm Agatha. The organization is tapping into its standing inventory to resource needed items to treat the reported more than 115,000 people affected and displaced. More than 100 people […]

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Direct Relief Offering Assistance in Response to Vanuatu Earthquake Today

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Direct Relief International has reached out to its contacts at the Ministry of Health in Vanuatu to offer assistance following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake today. Damage and injury reports are being collected, as the quake struck at 4 a.m. local time, news sources say. Basic medical material is desperately needed in the island nation northeast of Australia, based on a needs list Direct Relief […]

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Update: Direct Relief Increases Healing Hands for Haiti Grant to $275,000

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Following meetings at Direct Relief International’s headquarters yesterday and today, the organization has increased grant funding to Healing Hands for Haiti International (HHHI) to $275,000. This partner’s excellent work in caring for people in need in Haiti and its loss of facilities during the January earthquake have inspired the increase in grant funding, which will support the operation of temporary […]

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Direct Relief International Grants $160,000 to Healing Hands for Haiti

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Reflecting a strong commitment to long-term recovery in Haiti, Direct Relief International is granting $160,000 to Healing Hands for Haiti International (HHHI), whose facilities were damaged or destroyed during the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in January. The grant will allow HHHI to operate a temporary facility for a year while it rebuilds its facilities. The temporary space will be fully functional to support […]

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