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Responding to Flooding in Pakistan & India

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#455140930 / gettyimages.com In response to heavy monsoon rains causing severe flooding across northern Pakistan and India, Direct Relief has offered medicine and medical supplies to numerous local humanitarian aid groups and health care providers in affected regions. So far, more than 440 people have been reported dead, 30,000 people are displaced and an estimated 500,000 people are affected, according […]

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Medicine to Treat One Million People Arrives in Haiti

Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly (second from left) and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume (second from right) today announced the distribution of chikungunya treatment kits at Direct Relief's warehouse in Haiti.

Medicines to treat one million people – or nearly one in 10 Haitians – have arrived at Direct Relief’s warehouse in Port-au-Prince as the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread throughout the Americas. Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume were on site today to announce the distribution of treatment kits to centers around the country. […]

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Ebola Response: Life-Saving Protective Gear Arrives in Sierra Leone

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Emergency supplies to protect health workers in Ebola hot zones arrived in Sierra Leone this week and are en route to Direct Relief’s partner Medical Research Centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The shipment – valued at nearly $40,000 – contains more than 5,000 pounds of urgently needed protective equipment like gloves, masks, goggles, and gowns to help prevent health workers […]

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Ebola Outbreak: Direct Relief Teams Up with Airlink, Four Nonprofits to Fill a 737 with 15,000 Pounds of Aid Supplies

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ATX Air Services, LLC contributes plane, crew to fly aid to Liberia Fort Worth, TEXAS, Aug. 25, 2014 – In collaboration with Airlink and Fort Worth-based ATX Air Services, LLC, Direct Relief today loaded a charter jet with emergency supplies bound for health workers on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia. This shipment, which includes several thousand pounds […]

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Ebola: Critical Supplies Headed to Liberia as Health Workers Fear Infection

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Another shipment of life-saving supplies is on the way to Liberia as doctors on the frontlines of the Ebola outbreak report a severe shortage of the most needed items as they work to contain the world’s deadliest Ebola epidemic to date. John Ly, Medical Director for Last Mile Health – Direct Relief’s partner in Liberia – reported last week that […]

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Responding to Flooding, Landslides in Nepal and Northern India

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#453721530 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in western Nepal and the Uttar Pradesh district of northern India, where torrential monsoon rains that started last week have triggered landslides and flash floods, claiming the lives of more than 200 people and leaving thousands displaced. An estimated 1,677 houses were damaged or fully destroyed, leaving many in the […]

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