Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Next Wave of Emergency Aid Sent to Gulf Coast Health Centers

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On Monday, Direct Relief International expanded hurricane aid with eight additional emergency consignments of medicines and supplies to Gulf State safety-net clinics serving displaced residents. Monday’s activities, conducted with free logistics and transport support by FedEx, bring the total number of emergency shipments to Texas and Louisiana facilities to 22, valued at almost $450,000 (wholesale). With widespread power outages and residents encouraged to […]

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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arrival at Clinics, Shelters

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Direct Relief International is preparing additional emergency medical material assistance to assist health centers and evacuation shelters serving those affected by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in Galveston, Texas Friday evening as a Category Two storm. Four sites will each receive specifically requested materials on Tuesday via overnight airfreight, generously donated by FedEx: Amistad Community Health Center, Corpus Christi, TX Texas […]

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Direct Relief Bolsters Texas Medical Safety Net, Expands Emergency Assistance to Haiti

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Direct Relief today increased the pre-positioning of medicines and other essentials in Texas health centers in anticipation of Hurricane Ike’s projected landfall this weekend. As the ninth hurricane of the 2008 season storms through the Gulf, Direct Relief also boosted emergency aid to Haiti, reeling after Ike and other recent storms. Tapping its $45 million medical inventory and emergency funds, Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief Providing Emergency Aid to Flood-Devastated India and Nepal

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Direct Relief is providing emergency humanitarian aid to areas in India and Nepal experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years. More than 3 million people are in the flooded areas. Annual flooding caused by the monsoon season, which begins in June, was compounded when the Koshi Dam in Southern Nepal broke on August 18, causing extreme flooding downstream in the […]

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Need Remains Great for Louisiana Health Centers Hit by Gustav; $150,000 Pledged to Aid Response

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Prolonged power outages and sustained damage from Hurricane Gustav are taxing health centers in Louisiana, who have played a key role in caring for evacuees, special needs, and low-income patients. Winds up to 110 miles per hour downed power lines, caused flooding, and damaged structures, including health clinics and hospitals in the Category 2 hurricane’s path. The $150,000 Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief Makes $250,00 Available to U.S. Gulf Coast’s Medical “Safety Net”

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Direct Relief International today announced it has committed $250,000 in special hurricane response funds to assist the medical “safety net” – nonprofit clinics, community health centers, and alternate care sites at evacuation and shelter areas – along the U.S. Gulf Coast in response to Hurricane Gustav, which is expected to make landfall Monday. “We think it’s important to make these […]

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