Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Direct Relief Provides Emergency Assistance in Flood-Affected Areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia

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Direct Relief’s shipment of critically needed medical supplies to Kenya’s flooding zones arrived today in Rabuor, Kenya, home of in-country partner the OGRA Foundation. The shipment contained $201,761 (wholesale) worth of essential antibiotics, analgesics, and other drugs and supplies designed to combat infections, aid diabetics, and help medical professionals at the OGRA Foundation’s two clinics in the Kisumu and Nyando […]

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Preparing Aid for Flooded Regions in Horn of Africa

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Direct Relief International is preparing emergency shipments of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at nearly $1 million to three in-country partners in response to the recent flooding in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. The flooding in the Horn of Africa has killed more than 150 people and continues to affect over 1.8 million others. The flooding has exacerbated an already serious […]

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Helping India Combat Lethal Chikungunya Outbreak

In response to an epidemic of the chikungunya virus that is sweeping through India, Direct Relief International is providing cash support to its health partners in the region to combat the virus and treat patients infected by the virus. Direct Relief has committed $14,664 in cash for the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) in Cochin, Kerala, […]

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Aid Sent to Mexico in Wake of Hurricane John

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Direct Relief today sent an air shipment, carried by partner group Aero Medicos, containing $10,000 worth of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the town of Cadeje in Baja California Sur, Mexico, which was badly affected by Hurricane John earlier this month. The shipment, composed of antibiotics, analgesics, heart medications and other primary care supplies, was flown directly into Cadeje and […]

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Continuing Support of Relief Effort in Tsunami-Ravaged Indonesia

Continuing its aid to Indonesia in the wake of the July 7 tsunami, Direct Relief International has authorized three grants to assist on-the-ground partners in the country. The grants, totaling $80,533, will be distributed to the IBU Foundation, Australian Aid International, and Yayasan IDEP, three organizations that have been working as medical aid first responders. According to CNN, an estimated […]

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Medical Assistance offered for Indonesia Tsunami

In response to a tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island on Monday that has killed at least 80 people, Direct Relief International has contacted its local partner networks to advise them of available inventories of medical supplies and offer Direct Relief’s disaster response capabilities. Direct Relief is in contact with its corporate […]

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