Archive for the Emergency Response Category

From the Philippines: Emergency Care in Cebu

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  Two members of our Emergency Response Team are currently traveling in the Philippines, working to assess health needs and assist with Direct Relief’s response on the ground. Below is an update from our Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla: After meeting with the local Red Cross, the local Disaster Management Agency, and the Governor of Cebu, an extremely gracious and friendly […]

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Response Continues for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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More than a week after Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) hit the Philippines, Direct Relief has delivered $4 million worth of requested medicines and supplies to help thousands of people affected by the storm access emergency medical treatment. The donations contain antibiotics, I.V. fluids, oral rehydration formula, trauma and wound care supplies, pain relievers, surgical instruments, nutritional supplements, hygiene […]

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Responding to Deadly Midwest Tornadoes

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Direct Relief’s emergency team has offered assistance to its clinic and health center partners located near the areas of Indiana and Illinois where more than 80 tornadoes were sighted Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 200 more. Though the storms are over, the risks aren’t. With as many as 400 homes destroyed in Washington, Ill. alone, many people […]

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Statement Regarding Donations for Typhoon Haiyan

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Direct Relief relies on charitable contributions to conduct humanitarian assistance throughout the United States and globally. In the outpouring of generosity and offers of assistance in the aftermath of catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan, Direct Relief wishes to note its policy regarding donor-designated contributions as it has done in previous high-profile emergencies (such as Hurricane Sandy last year, the 2011 Japan earthquake […]

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More Aid On the Way for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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As Direct Relief’s first emergency shipment of medicines and supplies arrives in the Philippines tonight, an estimated 650,000 people are still displaced from Typhoon Haiyan. Electricity and communications lines remain down in the worst-affected provinces, making the full extent of destruction and loss of life unclear. Direct Relief has made its entire $65 million in medical inventory available for the […]

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Aid Bound for Philippines to Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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More than 1.5 tons of emergency medicine and medical supplies – valued at $275,000 – are en route to the Philippines, with more on the way, as Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to monitor health-related needs following Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) – the most powerful storm to ever make landfall. The typhoon battered the island nation early Friday […]

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