Archive for the Emergency Response Category

Responding to the Fire in Valparaíso, Chile

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team is preparing a shipment for its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile to help people affected by a forest fire that spread through the port city of Valparaíso. The fire has killed 15 people, destroyed at least 2,000 homes, and forced thousands to evacuate. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that […]

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Philippines: Transparency Regarding Typhoon Funds & Activities

Direct Relief immediately swung into action, mobilizing medical resources needed on the ground to help care for the millions affected.

Last week, Direct Relief sent this report to the Philippines Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr, outlining financial and program activity since Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck. The report stemmed from a conference in early January at which the ambassador noted the deep gratitude of the Philippine government and people for the outpouring of private support after […]

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Emergency Aid Headed to Flooded Solomon Islands

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Direct Relief is sending emergency aid to the Solomon Islands following massive flooding that has resulted in at least 23 deaths and the displacement of 9,000 people. Direct Relief’s local partners, the Loloma Foundation and the Solomon Islands Living Memorial Project, report that in addition to massive displacement, the islands are battling a deadly dengue fever outbreak. The disease is transmitted […]

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Responding to the 8.2 Earthquake in Chile

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is in touch with its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile following the 8.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the country’s northern coast Tuesday evening, killing six people. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that helps disadvantaged people in communities throughout the country. More than 900,000 people were evacuated from Chile’s […]

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Monitoring Medical Needs After Washington Landslide

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Direct Relief has been in contact with its partner Sea Mar Community Health Centers to assess health needs at their sites located near the recent landslide in Oso, Washington. At this point, no requests for medical assistance have been received, however Sea Mar staff are aware that Direct Relief has emergency supplies available should the situation change. As of Thursday, the death […]

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From the Field: Fukushima, Japan

On the three year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northern Japan, our Emergency Preparedness and Response Coordinator, Jenny Hutain, reflects on her most recent trip and the state of recovery. A delegation from Direct Relief and partner organization the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) traveled to Fukushima Prefecture in Japan late in 2013 to assess […]

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