Archive for the International Work Category

Responding to Unprecedented Flooding in the Balkans

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#492612225 / gettyimages.com In response to unprecedented flooding in Bosnia and Serbia, Direct Relief is reaching out to response organizations in the region and is ready to assist with medicines and supplies. The flooding – the worst ever recorded in the Balkans - destroyed more than 100,000 homes and structures, forcing 500,000 people to evacuate. Over 40 people have died, a number which is expected to […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Fistula Survivor Embraces Motherhood

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At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from a partner based in western Kenya, Women and Development Against Distress in Africa. Sarah Adhiambo, a 32-year-old mother of two, is an obstetric fistula survivor from western Kenya who is able to embrace the true meaning […]

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South Sudan Native Brings Quality Health Care Back to Home Country

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On his latest medical mission to South Sudan, Dr. Joseph Dumba and his team – equipped with medicines and supplies donated by Direct Relief – provided care for more than 2,500 people. “We want to thank Direct Relief for all the donated medicines and equipment. The magnitude of what it has done in this part of the world is truly unbelievable. […]

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Health Promoters Help Women Access Cervical Cancer Screening in Haiti

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Adeline Beris and Yolette Jean work as health promoters for a clinic in Haiti that screens women for cervical cancer, a crucial step in reducing the number of women who die from the disease. This screening and training program was set up through Direct Relief’s partnership with Basic Health International (BHI) and Fondation St. Luc in an effort to equip […]

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Inspiring Moms of May: Doña Julia

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At Direct Relief, May is for moms. Throughout the month, we will regularly honor mothers around the world who inspire us. Today’s story comes from El Centro Vivir con Diabetes in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Doña Julia was able to get the help she needed to treat her diabetes, allowing her to earn a modest living and send her children to school, thanks […]

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Life-Saving Midwife Kits Delivered in the Philippines

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  One thousand babies will be born safely in the Philippines with help from a delivery of 20 Midwife Kits to skilled midwives working in typhoon-affected areas. In collaboration with the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP), Direct Relief has placed the kits at birthing centers throughout the Visayas that were directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) and are […]

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