Archive for the International Work Category

Direct Relief Presents Former First Lady and Foreign Minister of Somaliland

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On Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m., Direct Relief International with the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the Human Rights Group at UCSB will present a free talk entitled, “Human Rights and Women’s Health” with Edna Adan Ismail, the former First Lady and Foreign Minister of Somaliland at UCSB’s Campbell Hall.  The talk is open to all […]

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Hygiene Kits Provide Comfort for Thousands of Displaced Families in Haiti

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Thanks to a donation of more than $1.1 million (wholesale) of personal care products,  4,380 hygiene kits were distributed last week to the most vulnerable people living in camps in Haiti. Direct Relief donated six ocean containers, or more than 58 tons, of hygiene products to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Haiti, which is pairing the items with […]

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Direct Relief Delivering $1.25 Million in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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As part of the ongoing emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan that has displaced millions of people, Direct Relief International is sending almost $1.25 million (wholesale) in medical aid to Murshid Hospital in Sindh. Containing medical products the hospital specifically requested, the shipment includes antibiotics, multivitamins, syringes and needles, surgical instruments, and more. Several partners in Pakistan have reported […]

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Direct Relief Delivering $190,000 in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is delivering $190,000 (wholesale) in medical aid this week to American Refugee Committee (ARC) in Pakistan to support relief efforts. With extensive flooding affecting over one third of the country, ARC has been staging basic health units in flood areas, including Swat, Balochistan, and Nasserabad provinces. The 17-pallet, six-and-a-half-ton consignment includes a critically needed emergency module, worth $50,000 wholesale […]

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Abbott Expands In-Country Donations to Support Pakistan Response

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Longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott Laboratories is expanding its in-country donations of medical aid for people affected by extensive flooding in Pakistan by providing a second round of requested medicines to American Refugee Committee (ARC). Abbott is donating medical items directly from its affiliate in Pakistan, which speeds up delivery of urgently needed aid. Products include ibuprofen; clarithromycin, a broad-spectrum […]

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Direct Relief Airlifting $335,000 in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is airlifting $335,000 in medical material aid to Pakistan to help people affected by the ongoing extensive flooding there. Marie Stopes Society in Pakistan will receive the materials, which it will use to equip its medical outreach camps in 35 affected districts. With an estimated 20 million people in Pakistan affected by record flooding, waterborne diseases among […]

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