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1,000 Volunteers Turn Out on Thanksgiving to Help Families in the Philippines

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Two thousand families affected by Typhoon Haiyan will receive care packs filled with basic necessities thanks to the generosity of nearly 1,000 volunteers from the Santa Barbara community who packed the kits at Direct Relief’s warehouse Thanksgiving morning. The packs, which contain hygiene supplies like soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and sunscreen, will be sent to health care partners working on […]

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Statement Regarding Donations for Typhoon Haiyan

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Direct Relief relies on charitable contributions to conduct humanitarian assistance throughout the United States and globally. In the outpouring of generosity and offers of assistance in the aftermath of catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan, Direct Relief wishes to note its policy regarding donor-designated contributions as it has done in previous high-profile emergencies (such as Hurricane Sandy last year, the 2011 Japan earthquake […]

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More Aid On the Way for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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As Direct Relief’s first emergency shipment of medicines and supplies arrives in the Philippines tonight, an estimated 650,000 people are still displaced from Typhoon Haiyan. Electricity and communications lines remain down in the worst-affected provinces, making the full extent of destruction and loss of life unclear. Direct Relief has made its entire $65 million in medical inventory available for the […]

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Aid Bound for Philippines to Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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More than 1.5 tons of emergency medicine and medical supplies – valued at $275,000 – are en route to the Philippines, with more on the way, as Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to monitor health-related needs following Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) – the most powerful storm to ever make landfall. The typhoon battered the island nation early Friday […]

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Children Affected by Pakistan Earthquakes Receive Nutritional Aid

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Direct Relief is working with its generous supporter Abbott to deliver a donation of essential nutritional products for children affected by two major earthquakes that destroyed villages and killed more than 600 people  in Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. Shipped directly from Abbott’s facility in Pakistan, the supplements will be used by Murshid Hospital and local partners to treat children who have been […]

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Aid Ready as Tropical Storm Karen Approaches Gulf Coast

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As Tropical Storm Karen approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast, Direct Relief’s Emergency Team has reached out to its at-risk health center partners who have pre-positioned medicines and supplies on hand in case of emergency. Though the winds carrying Tropical Storm Karen have dropped and it is not expected to become a hurricane, NBC reports that experts recommend people in the area brace […]

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