Archive for the From Headquarters Category

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

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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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Access to Family Planning on World Contraception Day

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Today is World Contraception Day!  There are 215 million women around the world that lack access to contraception.  In low resource settings where family planning services are not readily available, women have more pregnancy related complications and higher rates of maternal mortality. Lack of access to family planning can also have harsh consequences on a family’s social and financial stability.  […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

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Emergency preparedness is a key focus of Direct Relief, and the organization works to equip partners in numerous ways. Based on years of experience responding to large-scale emergencies worldwide, Direct Relief has developed programs that help address the needs of vulnerable communities before a disaster strikes. Direct Relief’s preparedness programs are designed to ensure partner healthcare facilities have the necessary […]

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