Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Direct Relief International Asked to Assist in China Quake Recovery

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After assessing quake-damaged cities in Sichuan Province and meeting with top-level medical officers and government officials, Direct Relief staff members have been asked to address specific needs to help support relief efforts after the 8.0-magnitude earthquake. With a reported 361,822 injured and an estimated 15 million relocated (UN OCHA), basic primary care will be crucial for this vulnerable population. Direct […]

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More Aid Planned As Experts Fear Widespread Disease Outbreaks

Twenty-four days after Cyclone Nargis struck in Myanmar, Direct Relief has successfully delivered almost $350,000 in medical material aid and targeted cash grants that are already helping individuals and families. Direct Relief is also planning to provide another $350,000 in cash support alone. Direct Relief’s initial airlift of essential medical aid was received at the airport in Yangon and sent […]

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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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