Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Medical Aid Offered to American Samoa Following Tsunami

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Direct Relief has offered emergency medical assistance for the Territory of American Samoa in response to the tsunami that hit the island yesterday. Immediately following news of the tsunami, Direct Relief staff contacted governmental and nongovernmental agencies to determine the most needed and appropriate aid, including the American Samoa Department of Health in Pago Pago, the National Association of Community […]

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Direct Relief Responds to 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake in Indonesia

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Direct Relief has offered emergency medical assistance to partners in Indonesia following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Sumatra earlier today. News reports say that the quake has killed 75 people and has trapped thousands under rubble, as many buildings have been damaged in the city of Padang, including a hospital. Direct Relief staff reached out to partners and other […]

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Emergency Aid Expands to Vietnam in Ketsana’s Wake

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Direct Relief is airlifting medical aid to Vietnam, which was struck by Typhoon Ketsana (“Ondoy”) today. Considered the worst typhoon in 30 years, Ketsana has killed 23 in Vietnam and forced more than 170,000 people in six central provinces to evacuate after causing vast devastation in the Philippines last weekend. The emergency consignment includes antibiotics, analgesics, wound-care supplies, and equipment […]

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Direct Relief Extends Emergency Medical Aid to Philippines

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In response to the massive flooding in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Ketsana (nicknamed “Ondoy”), Direct Relief International has made available its standing inventory of over $60 million in medical material as well as up to $50,000 in emergency funds for its partners providing aid for the 450,000 affected people. According to partner reports, the main health issues currently facing […]

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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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