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Speaker Pérez, Direct Relief and Japanese American Citizens League Unveil Aid to Japan

SACRAMENTO, CA (March 24, 2011): Today, Speaker John A. Pérez and the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus joined Direct Relief International — California’s largest international nonprofit — and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) to detail the efforts being mobilized by public and private entities in California to help the people of Japan. Representatives from Cost Plus World Market and […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners Responding to Flooding in Bolivia

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to partners in Bolivia to offer assistance in the wake of extensive flooding in Rurrenabaque. News reports indicate that 52 people have died in the flooding and several villages are heavily flooded in the departments of La Paz, Beni, and Cochabamba after about a month of rain. Direct Relief’s team is in contact with […]

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Chile Earthquake: One Year Later

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The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010 was the fifth largest in the world since 1900. It left 500 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people homeless. To help people injured in and affected by the quake, Direct Relief has provided approximately $620,500 (wholesale) worth of medical and surgical supplies, nutritional products, personal care items, and blankets […]

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Direct Relief Grants $75,000 to Three Grassroots Groups in Haiti

Mary Jo, Foyer Espoir Pour Les Enfants, Port-au-Prince
Photo by Joe Smyser

Direct Relief International has recently granted an additional $75,000 to three new grassroots groups in Haiti who are instrumental in helping their communities recover from the effects of the devastating earthquake in January 2010. The total granted to similar groups now tops $632,000. For a complete list of grantees, click here. The recent grantees are: Association of the Peasants of […]

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Partner in Batticaloa Establishing Medical Camps for Flood Affected People

Direct Relief has been in contact with the administrative officials at Batticaloa Hospital, who have indicated that medical aid is needed to support their response to the recent floods in Sri Lanka. Following two weeks of heavy monsoon rains, the hospital reports that it is surrounded by flood waters and is sending teams of medical personnel to set up mobile […]

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Extending Assistance to Partners in Sri Lanka Responding to Flooding

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Sri Lanka to offer medical aid in response to extensive flooding there. News reports indicate that 23 people have been killed in the flooding, which extends over one-third of the country and has displaced 325,000 people. Direct Relief has provided aid in Sri Lanka for several years, expanding its efforts during the 2004 tsunami response. […]

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