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Direct Relief Equipping Partners Responding to Cholera Outbreak as Hurricane Tomas Looms

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This week, Direct Relief has distributed 27 pallets of medical material aid in Haiti to fill a critical need to treat cholera patients there, especially under threat as Hurricane Tomas looms. Partners in Health received 16 pallets to serve their patients in Mirebalais (an hour north of Port-au-Prince, where five people have died and 100 more need medical attention) and Saut-d’Eau. Hospital […]

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Direct Relief Readying Partners in Hurricane Tomas’ Path

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With Hurricane Tomas predicted to impact Haiti on Friday, Direct Relief is coordinating closely with partners in Haiti to ensure that they are stocked and ready to respond as needed. Thanks to strong support from corporate donors, Direct Relief has been preparing partners across Haiti and in the hurricane’s projected path with medical aid to respond to an increase in […]

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Medical Aid Delivering to Vietnam to Help Flood Displaced

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To assist people affected by massive flooding in Vietnam, Direct Relief International is sending an emergency air shipment of medical aid to Marie Stopes International (MSI) Vietnam. The shipment of specifically requested and donated products includes Ensure from Abbott and the antibiotics erythromycin and ceftin from GlaxoSmithKline. According to news reports, in the past month more than 150 people have […]

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Direct Relief Delivers More Than $2.6 Million in Medical Aid for Pakistan Floods

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Since record floods hit Pakistan in September, Direct Relief International has delivered more than $2.6 million (wholesale) in medical aid for people affected by the emergency. The emergency infusion of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies has been sent to five key partners in Pakistan who have been treating flood survivors at their health facilities and through mobile medical clinics: Murshid Hospital […]

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Emergency Airlift to Indonesia to Help in Spate of Emergencies

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Direct Relief is assembling an emergency air shipment to Indonesia following a spate of natural disasters, including a 7.7-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, multiple volcanic eruptions, and major flooding that wiped out villages in West Papua. The consignment, valued at more than $464,000 (wholesale), includes a range of critically needed items, from amoxicillin to surgical instruments, and will support […]

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Direct Relief Preparing Partners to Respond to Hurricane Tomas in Haiti

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Direct Relief International’s emergency response team is gearing up to respond to the impact of Hurricane Tomas on people already suffering in Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake and recent cholera outbreak. The research and analysis team is employing Google Earth and other mapping tools to project the hurricane’s path across partner sites to identify the best possible locations to […]

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