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Hurricane Sandy: N.J. Flooding Poses Health Risks

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With support from technology partner, Palantir, Direct Relief is analyzing real-time data in preparation to respond to needs near Atlantic City, N.J., an area hard hit by severe flooding and strong winds from Hurricane Sandy. Around 6 p.m. EST Monday, Hurricane Sandy made landfall somewhere in the neighborhood of Atlantic City, N.J. The city’s famous boardwalks were quickly overwhelmed and […]

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Big Data vs. Big Storm: New Technology Informs Hurricane Sandy Preparedness, Response

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As Hurricane Sandy slams the East Coast with winds reaching  speeds of 75-85 mph, Direct Relief is ready to respond to urgent requests from partner clinics and health centers for needed medicines and supplies to treat those affected by the storm. Working with analytical and data visualization tools from technology partner, Palantir, Direct Relief is able to to pinpoint clinic partners located in […]

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Medical Supplies Support Growing Syrian Refugee Crisis

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In response to the growing Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, Direct Relief is providing critically needed medical goods. With support from corporate donors, Direct Relief prepared an emergency shipment to be air-freighted today directly to long-term partner American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) for distribution to clinics and hospitals in refugee camps. Working together, Direct Relief and ANERA have identified the most essential […]

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Lookout Fire Brings Disaster Response Close to Home

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Disaster response has hit close to home, as the Lookout Fire burns in the Painted Cave area of Santa Barbara – visible from our headquarters. More than 100 homes have been evacuated and it is estimated that the slow-moving fire has consumed between 20 to 25 acres. We are closely monitoring the situation through the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency […]

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U.K. Couple Cycles Across the U.S. for Medical Relief

Matt and Sally's Visit

After cycling more than 3,800 miles across the U.S. to raise money for Direct Relief’s work, Sally Gordon and Matt Hassall visited headquarters this fall to tour the warehouse and meet more of the people behind their chosen cause. This enthusiastic couple from Colchester, United Kingdom, began their ride in Yorktown, Virginia on July 13 and averaged an impressive 65 […]

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Haiti Today: Healthcare Progress and Challenges

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Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m., Direct Relief and the UC Haiti Initiative will host “Haiti Today,” a free, public event at UC Santa Barbara’s Campbell Hall. The program includes a panel discussion about health in post-earthquake Haiti and a screening of the 29-minute Tribeca Film Festival “Best Short Documentary” special jury mention winner, “Baseball in the Time of Cholera.” Panelists will […]

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