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Tropical Cyclone Hudhud: Responding in India

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Direct Relief is in contact with health care partners on the ground in the region of India affected by Tropical Cyclone Hudhud and stands ready to provide support based on the needs assessments conducted in the next 48 hours. Tropical Cyclone Hudhud made landfall on Sunday near the eastern Indian city of Visakhapatnam (Vizag) – home to two million people. […]

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Children in Indonesia Receive Nutritional Support from Abbott

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  To help children supported by the Sumba Foundation stay healthy and nourished, health care company Abbott has donated its nutritional product for children, PediaSure. Direct Relief worked with Abbott in Indonesia to arrange for an in-country drop shipment of more than 1,100 cans of the nutritional product, which was delivered last week. About Sumba The Sumba Foundation is a […]

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Direct Relief Honored by President of Guyana at Los Angeles Dinner

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After attending the United Nations General Assembly Meeting in New York, Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar and his wife, Deolatchmee Ramotar, stopped in Los Angeles to attend a special dinner hosted by Direct Relief partner organization, Guyana Medical Relief (GMR). During the dinner, held Sunday at the Luxe City Center Hotel, President Ramotar  recognized Direct Relief’s long-term medical assistance efforts and […]

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Four District Hospitals in Guyana Receive Critically Needed Medications

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Direct Relief recently sent a 38-pallet shipment to longtime partner Guyana Medical Relief to be distributed to four district hospitals treating people in need. Assistance to these public hospitals is part of a healthcare system strengthening program currently supported through a grant from the IZUMI Foundation. The two-year program – which involves the provision of medical material resources to district […]

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Twelfth Shipment of Life-Saving Ebola Aid Arrives in Liberia

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Direct Relief’s twelfth emergency shipment of life-saving medicines and supplies to Ebola-hit regions arrived today in Liberia, destined for health workers and patients at ELWA Hospital and Last Mile Health. The shipment – valued at nearly $100,000 (wholesale) and weighing more than 13 tons – includes rehydration solutions, antibiotics and personal protective gear for use by medical staff treating Ebola. […]

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Responding to Flooding in Manila and Luzon, Philippines

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#455762048 / gettyimages.com Following Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known as Mario in the Philippines), which brought heavy rains and severe flooding to low-lying areas of the northern Philippine Islands, Direct Relief has reached out to local officials as they assess medical needs. More than one million people have been affected across 27 provinces, with nearly 130,000 people seeking shelter at 324 […]

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