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Case Study: Treating Refugees, Three Minutes at a Time

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[First published by Esri at http://www.esri.com/library/casestudies/direct-relief.pdf] Esri Case Study: For anyone like the more than 1,000 Syrian people seeking refuge in early 2015, living in crisis and extreme poverty poses many health risks. Poor skin care is a danger, and it’s often a neglected area of public health. Untreated skin conditions can lead to troubling health issues, such as physical pain, […]

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Alert: Help Prevent Donation Scams

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Direct Relief was alerted this morning by one of its long-time volunteers of a potential phishing scam. The volunteer received a call from someone who claimed to be raising donations for Nepal on behalf of Direct Relief. Direct Relief does NOT make solicitations by phone. Direct Relief employs NO external fundraising solicitors. In the rare instance you receive a call from a Direct Relief […]

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FedEx Airlifts Two Planeloads of Relief for Nepal

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Thanks to a generous donation by FedEx, a Nepal-bound airlift left the Memphis World Hub today with $15 million in medical supplies from Direct Relief. The charter carries aid from three relief organizations – Direct Relief, Heart to Heart, and Water Missions. The plane from Memphis will land in Dubai, U.A.E, where it will meet additional relief supplies. Teams on the ground […]

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Nepal Quake: FedEx Donates Emergency Airlift

Emergency medical supplies for Nepal to be airlifted from Direct Relief via FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) committed today a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake. Scheduled to depart early next week, the airlift will deliver emergency supplies from Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, and Water Missions International. “FedEx is committed to responding to the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal,” said Frederick W. […]

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Nepal Earthquake: Direct Relief Commits Initial $50,000 Cash to Emergency Response

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[Update: Direct Relief’s $50,000 commitment was increased to $500,000 on 4/27] Donate Now >>   As the massive damage, tragic loss of life, and widespread injuries​ from today’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal comes into focus​, Direct Relief has made an initial cash commitment of $50,000 for the immediate deployment of emergency medical response personnel and essential health commodities. Direct Relief has also made available its entire […]

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Sierra Leone Deputy Health Minister Visits Direct Relief, Ebola Innovation Summit

Thomas Tighe, CEO Direct Relief; Abdul Jalloh, CEO Medical Research Centre; Madina Rahman, Deputy Secretary, Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 20, 2015 – Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madina Rahman, and Abdul Jalloh, Executive Director of Sierra Leone-based Medical Research Centre, today concluded a four-day visit to Direct Relief’s California headquarters to discuss emerging priorities and plan sustained interventions as Ebola cases wane and recovery efforts accelerate. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone have […]

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