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More Aid On the Way for Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

Typhoon Haiyan

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

Esri map - tracking route

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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Monitoring Partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Haiyan Nears

Typhoon Haiyan

Direct Relief’s Emergency Team is in contact with its partners in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan –  the most powerful storm on Earth this year – approaches the island nation. Locally known as Yolanda, the storm is expected to make landfall early Friday local time (Thursday night in the U.S.) and is predicted to hit with winds of about […]

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Pre-positioned Medicines Give Haitian Girl A Chance at Life

Lucienne

Seven-year-old Lucienne, an orphan in Haiti, is receiving treatment this week for osteomyelitis, a potentially life-threatening bacterial infection of the bone, because of all the people like you who support Direct Relief. At the hospital in Haiti where Lucienne was initially taken for surgery, patients are treated for free, however, they have to buy all of their own supplies – even […]

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From the Field: Fistula Repair Supplies Arrive in Niger

Handover of Supplies to Dr Sanda Ganda

Our Senior Program Manager, Lindsey Pollaczek, is currently traveling throughout Africa, visiting partners in the region. Below she shares an update from Niger:  The first Direct Relief contribution of medicines and surgical supplies for the National Center for Obstetric Fistula Referral (CNRFO) in Niamey, Niger was handed over today in a ceremony I attended called “Together to Fight Obstetric Fistula in […]

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Life After Fistula: A Malawi Survivor’s Story

Eneles with Family

Our Senior Program Manager, Lindsey Pollaczek, is currently traveling throughout Africa, visiting partners in the region. Below she shares the heartfelt story of a fistula survivor she met in Malawi:  Nearly six months ago, Bridget*, 28,  received fistula repair surgery at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi during the UNFPA Malawi outreach fistula repair camp that Direct Relief supported with […]

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