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Direct Relief Offering Assistance in Response to Vanuatu Earthquake Today

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Direct Relief International has reached out to its contacts at the Ministry of Health in Vanuatu to offer assistance following a 7.2-magnitude earthquake today. Damage and injury reports are being collected, as the quake struck at 4 a.m. local time, news sources say. Basic medical material is desperately needed in the island nation northeast of Australia, based on a needs list Direct Relief […]

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Update: Direct Relief Increases Healing Hands for Haiti Grant to $275,000

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Following meetings at Direct Relief International’s headquarters yesterday and today, the organization has increased grant funding to Healing Hands for Haiti International (HHHI) to $275,000. This partner’s excellent work in caring for people in need in Haiti and its loss of facilities during the January earthquake have inspired the increase in grant funding, which will support the operation of temporary […]

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Direct Relief International Grants $160,000 to Healing Hands for Haiti

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Reflecting a strong commitment to long-term recovery in Haiti, Direct Relief International is granting $160,000 to Healing Hands for Haiti International (HHHI), whose facilities were damaged or destroyed during the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in January. The grant will allow HHHI to operate a temporary facility for a year while it rebuilds its facilities. The temporary space will be fully functional to support […]

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Staff Visit: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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This is a personal “From The Field story from Direct Relief Employee,  Genevieve Bitter. I am so impressed with the health system implemented in this tiny country. There are 39 health centers which offer basic primary care services; these centers are regional and are no more than three miles apart. There are five district hospitals in addition to Milton Cato Hospital, […]

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$125,000 in Community Grant Funds Announced Today

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Direct Relief today announced the first five grants from its $500,000 Community Grant Fund, which the organization established to enable Haitian nongovernmental organizations and community groups to access financial resources.  Five grants totaling $125,000 are being awarded today. These grants are intended primarily to assist local groups working in Haiti before the earthquake which incurred exceptional costs responding to the […]

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Direct Relief Partner One Heart Reports from Tibet

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Arlene Samen, the founder and CEO of One Heart World-Wide, is in Tibet responding to the recent earthquake, supported by funds from Direct Relief. One Heart’s medical team has been working in Tibet for several years and plans to open a special maternal and child health clinic there. Monday, April 19 We arrived late Saturday night and spent most of Sunday […]

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