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Ebola Response: Humanitarian Charter 747 Brings 100 Tons of Medical Aid to Fight Outbreak

A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departs John F. Kennedy International with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola.

New York, New York, Sept. 20, 2014 – A Direct Relief-chartered Boeing 747 departed John F. Kennedy International Airport today with 100 tons of emergency medical assistance for communities gripped by Ebola. The West Africa-bound airlift — the largest to depart the U.S. since the outbreak began — arrives in Sierra Leone Sunday morning and Liberia that afternoon. As confirmed […]

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Responding to Hurricane Odile as Polo Approaches

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#455489538 / gettyimages.com As Tropical Storm Polo approaches Baja California, Mexico, where residents are still reeling from Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has connected with a number agencies on the ground to assess medical needs and offer assistance. The team is in touch with the Mexican Association of Malta, which is working with Caritas Mexico in the state […]

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Double Your Impact in the Fight Against Ebola: Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore Commits to $50,000 Match

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After visiting the Direct Relief warehouse recently, Martin Gore of the band Depeche Mode is calling upon people like you to join the fight against Ebola. He has committed to matching up to $50,000 in donations for Ebola relief when you donate here. “Right now we are witnessing a human catastrophe in West Africa with the Ebola crisis,” he says […]

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Hurricane Odile: Monitoring Medical Needs As Storm Strikes Baja California

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In response to Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief has reached out to contacts in Mexico’s Baja California and continues to monitor medical needs in the communities located in the storm’s path. The center of the storm is expected to remain near or over the peninsula through Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. While the storm weakend to a category two hurricane […]

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Mapping One Million Community Health Workers

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The Research and Analysis Team is at the headquarters of technology company Esri for an intensive ten-day collaboration to developing mapping applications for the One Million Community Health Workers Campaign. Director of Research and Analysis, Andrew Schroeder, is sending regular updates. Check back to read the latest behind-the-scenes account of the project. Days 7 & 8: Week Concludes, Preparation Begins […]

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Mobile Medical Clinic Ready to Roll in the Philippines

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After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Direct Relief partnered with the International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Foundation (IPI) to increase access to medical care for people living throughout the affected area. One of the collaborative projects was a mobile medical van focused on providing dental care to underserved communities. We’re happy to announce that as of this week, the van is ready […]

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