Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Direct Relief Identifying Partners For Medical Aid Support

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Since the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck China seven days ago, Direct Relief International has been hard at work to identify and support medical professionals in the affected areas of the country who need medical material and cash support in order to treat the estimated 245,000 people injured in the incident. Worldwide strategic partner Marie Stopes International, who operates five clinics […]

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Emergency Cash Infusion Bringing Immediate Aid for Cyclone-Affected Populations

Nearly two weeks after Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar, Direct Relief has provided five targeted cash grants worth $143,000 in total to trusted partners serving affected communities in country and working in Thailand to provide assistance to Myanmarese refugees. The majority of the funds will be used to equip medical staff on the ground with the medicines and supplies most needed, […]

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Direct Relief Commits $500,000 In Cash To Relief Effort

Direct Relief International today committed $500,000 in cash to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and sent an initial airlift of $200,000 in essential medical aid. The cash commitment, enabled in part by donations from over 7,500 individual contributors who contributed via Google Checkout, will be used to furnish essential medical material to health facilities in Myanmar and partner organizations […]

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Mapping Myanmar’s Healthcare Network

Direct Relief is continuing to reach out to its network of partner clinics and regional associations in and around Myanmar, including the exploration of logistical routes for medical material aid. Our Asia program officer is en route to Thailand in order to aid this process. To help inform our response, Direct Relief has taken the health facility data from the […]

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Humanitarian Aid Blocked – Cash Investment to Boost Health Services in Border Area

Direct Relief International today postponed its initial shipment of aid due to the widely reported reluctance of the Myanmar government’ to accept outside aid. An emergency conference call today with fellow members of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, which includes over a dozen healthcare companies and colleague humanitarian nonprofits, confirmed all aid groups - as well as governments – are encountering […]

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Assistance Offered to Myanmar In Wake of Cyclone

In response to the cyclone that struck Myanmar over the weekend, Direct Relief International has offered assistance to regional humanitarian assistance groups. The storm is reported to have caused tremendous damage and resulted in the tragic loss of more than 10,000 lives. Direct Relief has contacted partners in Thailand and other neighboring countries, some of whom also run programs in Myanmar, […]

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