Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Fire Response Aims at Health Concerns

Direct Relief International today increased its support of emergency medical supplies to safety-net clinics and has extended offers of assistance to regional hospitals in Southern California, where uncontained fires have forced 500,000 people to evacuate their homes. The organization has supplied 11 community clinics with inhalers, particulate masks, and nebulizers to treat patients experiencing respiratory difficulties from the smoke, ash, […]

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Direct Relief Sends Emergency Assistance to Safety-Net Clinics

In response to specific requests received this morning, Direct Relief provided four emergency shipments to clinics in Southern California today, totaling more than $64,000 (wholesale value) in support. The emergency support was sent to the following partner facilities in Southern California: Mountain Health and Community Services, Campo University of California Irvine Family Health Center, Santa Ana El Proyecto del Barrio, […]

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Responding to Fires Burning Throughout Southern California

In response to the recent fires burning throughout Southern California, Direct Relief has extended offers of support of medical inventories to partner clinics, clinic associations, and emergency officials in communities affected or threatened by the fires, and has ensured that Direct Relief’s resources, if needed, are coordinated with other responding agencies to best serve any affected residents. Clinic associations representing […]

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Forward Momentum – The Pakistan Earthquake, Two Years Later

Two years have passed since the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan. Although the headlines may have faded, Direct Relief remains dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation of those still affected by the quake. With two recent cash grants totaling $95,000, Direct Relief’s financial support to partners in Pakistan has surpassed $1.2 million in total cash funding to groups dedicated to […]

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Additional Support for Mumbai On Its Way

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Heavy monsoon rains continue to pound South Asia where severe flooding across the region has brought the death toll to 780 in recent weeks. In Mumbai, deaths have been reported from leptospirosis, a bacterial infection which spread through contaminated water, and hospital admissions from viral fever, gastroenteritis, dengue, and malaria continues to be high. Direct Relief received a special appeal […]

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FedEx Donates Second Emergency Airlift for 16-Ton Humanitarian Delivery Friday

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Direct Relief’s emergency response to the Peru quake continues with a second emergency air shipment of 16 tons of humanitarian aid.  FedEx is again donating transportation to Direct Relief, along with Peruvian carrier Cielos de Peru, in response to the tragic August 15 earthquake in Peru that has killed at least 513 people. The materials include an emergency supply of first aid materials […]

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