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CGI Commitment Saves Lives in Peshawar, Pakistan

Doctors operate on a patient at Lady Reading Hospital. Facebook photo.

Just days before the horrific shooting at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan last December that killed at least 145 people (most of them children), two 40-foot ocean freight containers of medical supplies were delivered to Lady Reading Hospital. The hospital would soon become the site where most of the people injured were rushed to receive emergency care. This delivery was […]

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Responding to Medical Needs after Volcano Erupts in Guatemala

The Fuego Volcano erupts in Guatemala, spewing smoke and ash. Photo from @RT_Com.

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano begun erupting on Saturday, spewing ash and rocks into surrounding villages and forcing the closure of the main international airport in Guatemala City, 25 miles to the northeast. Direct Relief is in close contact with representatives of partner organization God’s Child Project in the eruption zone. Patrick Atkinson, CEO of God’s Child Project, reported that there are large […]

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Five Years After Quake, Committed to Improving Health in Haiti

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Five years ago, people like you stepped up to help the millions of people affected by the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history, where Direct Relief and many others are still working to improve conditions for thousands of people left vulnerable. Progress has been made. Lost amid the negative headlines are the ample stories of hope the Direct Relief team […]

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Repairing Fistula, Restoring Lives in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Members of SOLFA pose with fistula survivors at Hôpital St. Luc. Courtesy photo.

Located in the city of Kisantu on the western side of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Hôpital Général de Référence Saint Luc is Direct Relief’s first obstetric fistula partner in the DRC. A 274-bed referral hospital that serves a catchment area of approximately 150,000 people, Saint Luc received its first shipment of two fistula modules last year. Obstetric […]

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Nanotte’s Story: Battling Cervical Cancer in Haiti

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Nanotte is a 43 year-old mother in Haiti who heard about the free cervical cancer screening services offered at Klinik Manitane and came in for screening. Health workers found that Nanotte had an undiagnosed lesion that had already progressed to cervical cancer. This diagnosis can be a death sentence for women like Nanotte who have limited means and live in […]

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Reflections on the 2014 UN Global Humanitarian Policy Forum

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Each year, the policy analysis and innovation section of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) blocks off the first week of December to gather at UN headquarters a broad range of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics and others for an intensive three-day reflection on the state of the global humanitarian system and its possible […]

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