Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Direct Relief Commits $50,000, Medical Supplies, and Staff to Support Gap Fire Emergency Response

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As the Gap Fire burns just miles away from its Santa Barbara headquarters, Direct Relief International today committed $50,000 to help local agencies handle relief efforts and assist at-risk populations. Staff has mobilized to deliver medical supplies among the community. CEO Thomas Tighe has reached out to the City of Goleta and emergency responders to offer Direct Relief’s resources, including […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance for Gap Fire, Visible from Santa Barbara Headquarters

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In response to the Gap Fire that broke out around 6 pm yesterday in the Santa Ynez mountains above Goleta, Direct Relief has extended offers of support of existing medical inventories to partner clinics, Santa Barbara County Public Health, and emergency officials. Direct Relief has ensured that any of its resources, if needed, will be coordinated with other responding agencies […]

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Direct Relief Airlifts $1.4 Million in Emergency Medical Supplies

Continuing its targeted support to victims of Cyclone Nargis, Direct Relief International this week provided via airlift 9 tons of medical material aid valued at $1.4 million to Myanmar. In addition, Direct Relief’s partnership with Australian Aid International (AAI) has established a series of training programs in emergency-response medicine that has trained more than 80 local physicians and health workers being deployed […]

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Direct Relief Offers Aid to Flood-Stricken Midwest

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In response to flooding throughout the Midwest of the United States, Direct Relief International has extended offers of support to national, statewide, and regional networks of community clinics and healthcare centers. It has also reached out to colleague organizations working in the area to coordinate efforts. The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), notified Direct Relief that the Community […]

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Airlift of Specifically Requested Emergency Medical Materials Set for China

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Direct Relief International is preparing its first airlift of specifically requested medical aid to China in response to May’s 8.0-magnitude earthquake. This initial shipment of support will be received by the National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC) and will include basic, critical supplies including surgical instruments, sterile gloves, masks, sterilizing tape, sterilizers, and topical antibiotic ointments. Direct Relief’s Emergency […]

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Boosting Assistance for Medical Teams, Clinics Serving Affected Areas

Following an extensive in-country assessment by Direct Relief staff and confirmation of in-country logistics, Direct Relief has expanded its humanitarian assistance to Myanmar with the first in a series of planned airlifts of essential medical items to be used by Burmese doctors deploying to hardest-hit areas and to clinics operated by a partner international nongovernmental organization. The most recent infusion […]

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