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Update from 5 USA Partners Impacted by Flooding & Tornadoes

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April 2012 marks the one year anniversary of devastating tornadoes and floods that spanned from the Midwest through the Southeast. The storms resulted in hundreds of injuries, mass structural damage, forced closures of health facilities, and the displacement of many families. Safety net clinics were a key source of support to communities impacted by the storms. Direct Relief provided emergency […]

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Building Back Better in Haiti

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With assistance from Direct Relief International, Healing Hands for Haiti opened its doors Monday at the new Klinik Kay Kapab, Haiti’s largest physical rehabilitation center, offering comprehensive rehabilitation care for adults and children. Prior to the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Healing Hands was the sole provider of prosthetics, orthotics, and related rehabilitative services in the country. The earthquake destroyed […]

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Note from Missouri Highlands Health Care

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We received a nice letter from Missouri Highlands Health Care. We were granted permission to share: As the contact person from Missouri Highlands Health Care company to Direct Relief, I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Direct Relief USA for the wonderful contributions you have given to our uninsured patients for the year of 2011. Our diabetic patients […]

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Story: Renewal for Persons with Disabilities in Japan

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Submitted by Natsuho Shoji, Program Coordinator for AAR JAPAN “Before the Great East Japan Earthquake, 22 employees, including 6 persons with mental disorder and 5 persons with intellectual disabilities, had been working at “Nakata Sun Farm,” growing various kinds of herbs, making marketable products from the herbs, and selling them. The persons with disabilities (PWDs) were able to foster a […]

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Restoring Life

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By Carl Williams, Direct Relief Japan Recovery Coordinator While on a return trip through the broken and washed away city of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture to meet with two nongovernmental organizations Direct Relief supports, I saw a familiar house on the other side of a huge ship grounded among immense piles of debris. It was a two-story house, which I remembered […]

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Back to Japan after the Quake

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By Carl Williams, Direct Relief Japan Recovery Coordinator While on a return trip through the broken and washed away city of Kesennuma in Miyagi Prefecture to meet with two nongovernmental organizations Direct Relief supports, I saw a familiar house on the other side of a huge ship grounded among immense piles of debris. It was a two-story house, which I remembered […]

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