Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Additional Aid Set for Bangladesh Partners

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Direct Relief International is preparing to send at least two additional emergency airfreight shipments of medical material aid to help those affected by Cyclone Sidr, which latest reports estimate has left nearly 3,500 dead in its wake. An emergency supply of medical materials is being prepared for Direct Relief partner Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha (SSS), a locally run nonprofit healthcare and […]

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Direct Relief Engages Partners, Officials, and Donors to Aid Bangladesh

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Four days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh with violent winds and a 15-foot surge of water, Direct Relief International continues to galvanize available resources to help the 3 million people affected by the emergency. As reported on Friday, two shipments that were intended for regular ongoing support of local partners will be redirected for emergency response as needed, and Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief International Reaching Out to Partners in Bangladesh, Releases $280,000 in Medical Aid

In response to Cyclone Sidr, a Category 4 system that hit Bangladesh yesterday evening, Direct Relief has reached out to its long-standing network of in-country partners with offers of medical material assistance and released for the emergency $280,000 (wholesale) in material currently en route to partners. A 20-foot container of medical material aid for the Hope Foundation’s hospital is currently at […]

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Response to Southern California Wildfires Continues

Since the outbreak of the Southern California Wildfires three weeks ago, Direct Relief has been active in emergency assistance efforts, coordinating with local clinics and health centers, state and county emergency-response agencies, and firefighters to help ensure access to any needed medicines and medical supplies. Thus far, Direct Relief has distributed 44 relief shipments – including the distribution of over […]

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Additional Supplies Distributed to Affected California Clinics

Staff members Damon Taugher and Brett Williams met Thursday in San Diego with the chief logisticians for CalFire and San Diego Fire and Rescue, picked up Johnson & Johnson-donated material at the Navy Yard, and spent the day delivering surgical masks, inhalers, wheelchairs, and personal care supplies today at shelters and clinics in the area. San Diego Fire and Rescue today […]

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Direct Relief Officials Deliver Supplies, Assess Short- and Long-Term Needs

Emergency Response Coordinator Brett Williams and Director of Domestic Initiatives Damon Taugher today delivered particulate masks, wheelchairs, eye wash, inhalers, and other specifically requested supplies to evacuation sites and clinics in San Diego County and to the San Diego Fire and Rescue command site. They shared the following brief report early this evening. “The fires remain severe, causing massive evacuations, tremendous […]

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