Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Emergency Aid Airlifted to Mexico in Jimena’s Wake

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Direct Relief today sent an air shipment, carried by partner group Aeromedicos, containing more than $11,000 (wholesale) worth of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the town of Mulege in Baja California Sur, Mexico, which was badly affected by Hurricane Jimena earlier this month. Direct Relief’s donation included antibiotics, primary care supplies, and nutritional products for adults and children. Aeromedicos volunteer […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Medical Aid to Partners in Indonesia Following 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake

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A 7.0-magitude earthquake struck Indonesia today about 88 miles southwest of West Java; Direct Relief International has offered humanitarian medical aid to partners in country responding to the emergency, including Australian Aid International. With operations in Jogjakarta and expertise in emergency medical response, AAI is well situated to address needs following the earthquake. Through its primary health care, public health, […]

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Poor Air Quality a Health Concern in Station Fire

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Direct Relief staff met today with representatives from the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) and the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) to coordinate emergency aid to area health facilities during the Station Fire, which has burned more than 105,000 acres and threatens more than 10,000 homes. Air quality in the greater Los Angeles area is the most […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid in Response to L.A.-Area Fires

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Direct Relief today extended emergency medical assistance to partner clinics and health centers in Los Angeles County in response to the Rancho Palos Verdes Fire and the Station Fire, burning near La Cañada. Working in close collaboration with the California Primary Care Association (CPCA) and the Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC), Direct Relief has activated its emergency […]

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Direct Relief Airlifts Medical Aid for Sri Lankans Affected by Prolonged Civil War

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Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long civil war ended in May 2009, leaving behind a humanitarian need for medical aid. Direct Relief International has airlifted two aid consignments to Sri Narayani Hospital, a partner based in nearby Tamil Nadu, India, that has delivered the materials to camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in Sri Lanka. Valued at almost $240,000 (wholesale), the delivery contained more […]

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Direct Relief Offers Support to Partners in the Philippines Following Typhoon Morakot

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In response to Typhoon Morakot, which has caused widespread flooding in the Philippines, Direct Relief International has extended offers of support to its partners working in-country to aid those affected. Morakot has also drenched parts of China, Taiwan, and Japan with record rainfall. The storm killed 21 people when it struck the Philippines last week, and seven people are reported missing […]

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