Emergency Response

Assessing Damage: Severe Storms Hit Southern States

Map of Direct Relief's Prepositioned Storm Modules and Weather Warnings by State

Tuesday’s bout of severe storms  – which included tornadoes – left at least four dead and hundreds of homes and businesses damaged across Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi, among other states. Areas of Georgia remain under flood watch, while thousands still lack power. With storm-specific medical supplies pre-positioned throughout the affected region, Direct Relief is working to assess the full extent of the storms’ impact on health centers […]

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Ten Years Later: 2004 South Asian Earthquake and Tsunami

Tsunami Destruction

This week — December 26, 2014 — commemorates the 10-year anniversary of the South Asian earthquake and tsunami, one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history. This unprecedented event affected populations in five time zones and 14 countries, killing over 225,000 people, injuring hundreds of thousands, leaving 1.7 million people homeless, and destroying infrastructure and livelihoods. As is often […]

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Aid Delivered to Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit

Samar Provincial Hospital Distribution 1 PAInt

Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in the Philippines continues to deliver life-saving medicines in areas affected by Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby). The typhoon made at least four landfalls in the island nation on Dec. 7, with winds reaching 125 mph, according to The Weather Channel. More than 30 million people have been affected by the […]

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Bumi Wadah Continues Care in Wake of Typhoon Hagupit

Four new babies and their families prepare to go home from Bumi Wadah after a busy night following Typhoon Hagupit. Courtesy photo.

Following Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) in the Philippines, Direct Relief received the below update from Robin Lim and her team at Bumi Wadah, which focuses on providing maternal and child health care to survivors of both Typhoon Haiyan and now Hagupit. “There are very few human casualties in Leyte, where our Bumi Wadah clinic is.  But there are […]

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Typhoon Hagupit Update: Preparedness Pays Off

Emergency Medical Supplies Module

Direct Relief partner Leyte Provincial Hospital (LPH) broke open the typhoon module during the height of Typhoon Hagupit and they are now using the medicines and supplies at the hospital and in the smaller health facilities in the hardest hit areas. The module – one of three pre-positioned in the country earlier this year in preparation for storm season – contains enough […]

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Typhoon Hagupit: Delivering Emergency Medicines and Supplies Before a Disaster

Inspecting typhoon damage

With typhoon Hagupit about to make landfall in the Philippines it is a good time to reflect on the importance of both disaster preparedness and response planning. Natural climactic events become humanitarian disasters when they exceed the capacity of a community to cope. With poor disaster preparation and planning a relatively minor natural event can become a calamity, conversely, with […]

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