Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Direct Relief Commits $25,000 to Assist People Affected by Floods in Kenya

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Direct Relief has committed $25,000 in emergency funds to OGRA Foundation, a key partner in Kenya, to assist in the response to severe flooding in the western part of the country that has displaced thousands of people. The emergency cash grant will allow Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, Direct Relief’s medical advisor to East Africa and executive director of OGRA, to purchase needed […]

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Second Emergency Aid Shipment Airlifted to Mexico

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Direct Relief is dispatching a second round of aid today for residents of Baja California affected by Hurricane Jimena earlier this month. Valued at more than $137,000 (wholesale), the consignment includes nutritional products and needed medicines, including antibiotics. Included in the donation is the ready-to-drink oral rehydration product CeraSport, made by CeraProducts, a long-standing supporter of Direct Relief’s emergency response […]

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Direct Relief USA Offers Emergency Aid in Response to Georgia Floods

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Today, Direct Relief USA extended emergency medical aid for people affected by extreme flooding in north Georgia. Tapping its U.S. partner network, Direct Relief staff contacted the director of emergency response for the Georgia Association of Primary Health Care (GAPHC) to offer support for its health centers and clinics, which serve more than 238,000 Georgians each year. After more than […]

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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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