Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Responding to the 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake in the Philippines

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Direct Relief is working with the Asia America Initiative on an emergency air-freight shipment of medications and medical supplies to treat people affected by last week’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the Philippines island of Bohol and nearby Cebu, causing extensive damage and killing more than 183 people. The large-scale destruction combined with roughly 1,200 aftershocks in the region has […]

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Mobilizing Aid for People Affected by Cyclone Phailin

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Direct Relief is mobilizing five emergency Cyclone Modules filled with critical medicines and supplies to be shipped to its long-term, trusted partners in India who are caring for people affected by Cyclone Phailin. These modules will be specifically prepared to treat the most common medical problems that occur when large numbers of people are displaced due to widespread flooding. They […]

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Responding to Cyclone Phailin

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In response to Tropical Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm India has experienced in 14 years, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is activated and is in communications with Indian partner organizations. Direct Relief has extended offers of medical assistance, and have staff already travelling to India for other ongoing assistance activities with local partners and will adjust plans accordingly to respond […]

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Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Gulf Coast

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As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Direct Relief’s Emergency Team has reached out to its at-risk health center partners who have pre-positioned medicines and supplies on hand in case of emergency. Though the winds carrying Tropical Storm Karen have dropped and it is not expected to become a hurricane, NBC reports that experts recommend people in the area brace […]

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Organizing Flood Relief Efforts in Mexico

The Mexican navy have led logistical responsibilities for bringing aid to those in need.

Direct Relief staff are currently on the ground in Mexico to plan emergency response efforts along the eastern and western Mexican coastlines that were struck hard two weeks ago by nearly-simultaneous tropical storms. The worst damage was in the west, in the mountains and valleys of the state of Guerrero – home to many of the poorest and most vulnerable […]

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Update from Colorado Clinic Treating People Affected by Floods

Thousands of people were displaced by the recent floods in Colorado. Public domain photo.

As Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to deliver medicine and medical supplies to help people in need in Colorado following severe flooding that displaced thousands of people, health center partners in the field wish to pass along thanks to everyone who has supported the aid efforts. This week, the team received an update from staff at Sunrise Monfort Family Clinic Loveland location: […]

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