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U.S. Navy helps Direct Relief Deliver Aid to Haiti

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Recently, the U.S.Navy’s Project Handclasp reached out to Direct Relief and offered to transport materials to northern Haiti. Project Handclasp is a program that accepts and transports educational, humanitarian and goodwill material donated by America’s private sector on a space-available basis aboard U.S. Navy ships for distribution to foreign nation recipients. The catch? The items needed to be sent to […]

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Direct Relief to Expand Vaccine Capacity in Haiti

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Santa Barbara, CA, January 10, 2012—Two years after the tragic 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, Direct Relief International today announced that it will significantly expand the vaccine-storage capacity in Haiti as part of its ongoing humanitarian health assistance efforts in the country. Over the past two years, Direct Relief has provided over 1,000 tons of life-saving medications and medical supplies […]

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Community Grants Support Health Worker Training and Therapy Program

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To help the people of Haiti recover from the devastating effects of the earthquake in 2010, Direct Relief made targeted grants to several small, grassroots organizations assisting their communities, including these two organizations, Solidarite Haitienne and Bureau de Doleances Social. Solidarite Haitienne is a grassroots foundation created by a group of residents living in the Christ Roi neighborhood of Port-au-Prince.  […]

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Grant Helps Treat Over 24,000 Patients in Flooded Pakistan

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Direct Relief’s  emergency grant to Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centre in Pakistan funded the purchase of $25,000 in medicines and medical supplies to treat an estimated 24,100 people  affected by the severe flooding this year.  Haamid Jaffer, director of Murshid Hospital and Health Care Centres, wrote in an email, “The affected areas have not been helped to the extent […]

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Partner Spotlight: Gynocare Fistula Center

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Gynocare Fistula Center, a nongovernmental organization in western Kenya, is dedicated to preventing and treating obstetric fistula – a hole in the birth canal that is caused by prolonged and obstructed labor. The center opened as an outpatient clinic in 2009 and expanded its services to provide fistula repair surgery in June 2011, with support from Direct Relief. In just […]

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Direct Relief Sending Eight Emergency Shipments for Flood Relief in Central America

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This week Direct Relief is shipping eight (8) shipments of emergency supplies to key partners responding to the severe flooding in Central America.  FUSAL in El Salvador, American Nicaraguan Foundation (ANF) in Nicaragua, Caritas de Guatemala in Guatemala and Project Global Village (PAG) in Honduras will each receive one air shipment of the most critically-needed essential pharmaceuticals and supplies, followed by a […]

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