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Direct Relief Responding to a Spike of Cholera Cases in Haiti

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On the one-year anniversary of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, U.N. deputy special envoy Dr. Paul Farmer has declared the country’s cholera outbreak is now the worst in the world and is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death by infectious disease in Haiti. While cholera cholera cases have been gradually declining over the past few months, […]

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Responding to Spike in Haiti Cholera Cases

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On the one-year anniversary of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, U.N. deputy special envoy Dr. Paul Farmer has declared the country’s cholera outbreak is now the worst in the world and is on the verge of becoming the leading cause of death by infectious disease in Haiti. While cholera cholera cases have been gradually declining over the past few months, […]

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Responding to Urgent Needs Following Flooding, Mudslides

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Direct Relief’s emergency response team is sourcing aid for people in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras affected by heavy rains that have caused flooding and mudslides there, displacing thousands of people and killing 66. The team has been in contact with longtime partners in the region to determine specific needs and has authorized the use of pre-positioned emergency aid […]

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Direct Relief Providing Critically Needed Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is providing urgently needed medical aid for people affected by widespread flooding in Pakistan. Murshid Hospital, a longtime partner in Karachi, has specifically requested aid to treat patients with flood-related medical conditions. To speed the delivery of needed medicines, Direct Relief is providing an immediate cash grant of $25,000 for the hospital to procure items in-country. Sourcing […]

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Direct Relief Community Grants Support Two Orphanages in Haiti

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Melissa’s Hope is an orphanage located in the area of Lizon, where the director, Tony Manshino and Jean Pascal Bain, are taking care of 18 orphans of which 13 have special needs. Taking over the orphanage was a learning experience for both Tony and Pascal, but mostly for Tony, who is a music producer and entrepreneur. Pascal turned it into […]

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Story: “Mr. H” Reminisces About Tsunami

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by “Mr. H,” disaster victim and IVY employee (edited for understanding) “Before the earthquake, I worked for a fisheries processing company delivering styrofoam packages and cardboard cases. On March 11, it was good weather, and I was busy working as usual. At about 2:45 in the afternoon, I felt the earth shake strongly. I told with my boss, “It will […]

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