Archive for the Emergency Response Category

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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Direct Relief Responds to Flooding in Bolivia

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Direct Relief International is responding to the severe flooding that has plagued Bolivia since January. Two emergency air shipments were sent last week to healthcare providers in Bolivia to help them address the large number of cases of acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, skin diseases, and dengue fever resulting from the flooding. The assistance, valued at $403,517 (wholesale), includes basic antibiotics, […]

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Direct Relief in Contact with Bolivia Partners

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Amidst the flooding in Bolivia, Direct Relief International is in contact with its local partner network in the country and is currently seeking the most efficient and safest route into the devastated area. Direct Relief has strong relationships with several partners in Bolivia, including ProMujer and PROSALUD whom Direct Relief will support with emergency medical aid in response to the […]

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