Archive for the Emergency Response Category

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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Additional Aid Set for Peru in Aftermath of Quake

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Direct Relief’s shipment last week of 32 cartons of aid worth $97,638 (wholesale), transported free of charge by FedEx, is set to arrive in Lima, Peru on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shipment includes a supply of antibiotics, which have been among the most-needed medicines, as well as other medical supplies. The cold weather, poor sanitary conditions, and dust from damaged buildings have […]

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Peruvian Government Expedites Direct Relief Humanitarian Assistance

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In an emergency meeting today at Direct Relief’s warehouse headquarters, Peruvian Vice Consul Aelín Perez and Dr. Ralph Kuon, president of the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS), planned for expedited humanitarian assistance in response to Wednesday’s massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake. Perez surveyed Direct Relief’s operations, met with the team handling the emergency response, and authorized on behalf of the Peruvian government immediate […]

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Direct Relief Sending Resources to Aid Victims of Peru Earthquake

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Direct Relief sent a 32-carton shipment of medical aid today, weighing 1,291 pounds with a wholesale value of $97,638, thanks to a generous donation of services from FedEx. The shipment was sent to one of our long-standing partners in Peru, the Archdiocese of Lima. A partner with Direct Relief for eight years, the Archdiocese operates two clinics located within the poorest sections of […]

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Floods Assistance: What We’re Doing

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South Asia’s summer monsoon season has been particularly harsh this year, and has caused severe flooding in areas of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, displacing more than 20 million people. The pooling of contaminated flood water, combined with the region’s hot climate, has created an ideal breeding ground for diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and various skin ailments. The flooding has […]

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Direct Relief Reaches Out to Flood Affected Midwest

Direct Relief International is closely monitoring information regarding the severe flooding in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri, and is in contact with its local partners on the ground to respond to any medical material aid needs they may have. Direct Relief staff have made offers of assistance to existing Direct Relief partners Community Health Connection in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Community […]

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