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Consignment Arrives Five Days Before Quake

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Five days before the earthquake hit in Haiti, Justinian University Hospital (JUH) in Cap-Haitien received a 40-foot container size shipment of medical aid and supplies from Direct Relief to support its regular patient care.  Valued at more than $135,000 (wholesale), the supplies and equipment will be extremely useful as the hospital anticipates an influx of trauma patients in the coming […]

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FedEx Shipment Leaving Direct Relief International Today for Haiti

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Direct Relief International is airlifting 13 pallets of medications and medical supplies to Haiti today via FedEx. The shipment includes antibiotics, wound care, sterilization products, bandages, and other necessary supplies to treat the injured. The shipment contains products valued at over $600,000. FedEx has generously donated its logistics and transportation services to assist in the earthquake response. FedEx is picking […]

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Partners Outside Port-au-Prince Treating Quake Injured

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Direct Relief partners reported this morning that they are seeing increasing numbers of patients from the quake-affected areas of Port-au-Prince are seeking care at their facilities outside the damage zone. With medical facilities in Port-au-Prince overwhelmed or destroyed, patients are migrating out to neighboring areas to seek care. Aid deploying tomorrow will help replenish their stocks so they can continue […]

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FedEx to Airlift $2 Million in Medical Aid to Haiti

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With the staggering scale of human tragedy becoming more clear, Direct Relief extends our deepest sympathies to the people who have lost loved ones in Haiti. To assist survivors, the organization’s emergency response team is arranging an emergency airlift containing over $2 million in medicines and medical supplies that will depart Friday. The aid consignment will be transported by FedEx, […]

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Direct Relief International Responding to 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti

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Direct Relief International is responding to a 7.0-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks that struck Haiti today. The earthquake, centered off Port-au-Prince, destroyed a hospital in Petionville and damaged other buildings.  Early reports indicate significant property damage and deep concern about large numbers of injured persons. Emergency aid is being offered to all our partners in Haiti to support their response […]

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Direct Relief Offers Aid to Solomon Islands Following Earthquakes

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Direct Relief International has offered emergency medical assistance this morning to its partner in the Solomon Islands, the Loloma Foundation, following 7.2- and 6.5-magnitude earthquakes there today. A string of earthquakes has caused landslides that have damaged homes and villages on two islands, Tetepare and Rendova, according to news reports. No deaths have yet been reported, and injury reports are being collected. […]

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