Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Hygiene Kits Provide Comfort for Thousands of Displaced Families in Haiti

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Thanks to a donation of more than $1.1 million (wholesale) of personal care products,  4,380 hygiene kits were distributed last week to the most vulnerable people living in camps in Haiti. Direct Relief donated six ocean containers, or more than 58 tons, of hygiene products to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Haiti, which is pairing the items with […]

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Direct Relief Delivering $1.25 Million in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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As part of the ongoing emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan that has displaced millions of people, Direct Relief International is sending almost $1.25 million (wholesale) in medical aid to Murshid Hospital in Sindh. Containing medical products the hospital specifically requested, the shipment includes antibiotics, multivitamins, syringes and needles, surgical instruments, and more. Several partners in Pakistan have reported […]

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Direct Relief Delivering $190,000 in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is delivering $190,000 (wholesale) in medical aid this week to American Refugee Committee (ARC) in Pakistan to support relief efforts. With extensive flooding affecting over one third of the country, ARC has been staging basic health units in flood areas, including Swat, Balochistan, and Nasserabad provinces. The 17-pallet, six-and-a-half-ton consignment includes a critically needed emergency module, worth $50,000 wholesale […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners in Response to Hurricane Earl

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As the U.S. Atlantic Coast braces for Hurricane Earl, Direct Relief USA is in contact with over 100 partner clinics near the hurricane’s projected path to offer medical assistance if needed. Direct Relief is also coordinating with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to offer support. Hurricane Earl, currently a Category 4 storm, is headed towards the Carolinas […]

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Abbott Expands In-Country Donations to Support Pakistan Response

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Longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott Laboratories is expanding its in-country donations of medical aid for people affected by extensive flooding in Pakistan by providing a second round of requested medicines to American Refugee Committee (ARC). Abbott is donating medical items directly from its affiliate in Pakistan, which speeds up delivery of urgently needed aid. Products include ibuprofen; clarithromycin, a broad-spectrum […]

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Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

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Five years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged coastal communities throughout the Gulf Coast, affecting over one million people and resulting in the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Direct Relief International was one of the first nonprofit relief organizations to respond. Within one week, through its Direct Relief USA program, the organization furnished over $10 million in medical material […]

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