Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Emergency Aid Provides Needed Care for Flood Survivors

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Direct Relief International’s partner, Australian Aid International (AAI), reports that the $194,700 (wholesale) emergency aid consignment airlifted to the Philippines following Typhoon Ketsana has provided critically needed medical material for its relief efforts. “Our biggest problem in the Philippines has been getting medical supplies,” said Frank Tyler, AAI’s director of operations recently. He added that procuring them in-country “costs a […]

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Direct Relief Delivers $1 Million in Aid to Indonesia for Quake Response

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Matt MacCalla, Direct Relief program officer for Asia, is in Padang assessing the continually changing needs following a devastating series of earthquakes that hit Indonesia in early October. Immediately following the initial quake, Direct Relief airlifted an emergency consignment of medical supplies valued at $976,200 to longtime partner Muhammadiyah, one of Indonesia’s largest civic organizations, and accelerated a $60,000 grant […]

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Cyclone Nargis Response Timeline

April 27, 2008  Cyclone Nargis heads north over the Bay of Bengal toward Myanmar, also known as Burma. May 3  The cyclone strikes Yangon, the former capital city Rangoon. May 4  Direct Relief contacts its partners and friends working in Myanmar and neighboring Thailand for information, updates, and to offer condolences and support. May 9  Based on this trustworthy information, […]

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Direct Relief Equipping Emergency Medical Team in Philippines

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Direct Relief is equipping Australian Aid International (AAI) healthcare teams with emergency medical material aid to treat Typhoon Ketsana survivors in the Philippines. AAI has deployed its Disaster Response and Assessment Team there, where more than 4 million people have been affected and floodwaters are not expected to recede fully for six months to a year. AAI is focusing on […]

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Direct Relief Partner Deploys Telemedicine Van and Staff to Help Flood Survivors

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Equipped with medical material aid Direct Relief International has provided, staff from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has deployed to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh States in southern India today to assist people displaced by vast flooding there. With more than 2.5 million people left homeless and living in shelters, AIMS is also transporting an ambulance and its state-of-the-art telemedicine van, […]

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Direct Relief Expands Assistance to Indonesia

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Direct Relief International has accelerated and expanded a cash grant totalling $60,000 to partner Yayasan Bumi Sehat (YBS), based in Aceh, Sumatra, following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks in Indonesia. YBS staff—including a physician and nurses with emergency medical training—deployed immediately to Padang following last week’s quakes. An additional $10,000 for emergency services was added to an approved, but not […]

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