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More Than $165,000 in Needed Aid Delivered to Chile

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Maximizing its partnerships with corporations, nongovernmental, and governmental organizations, Direct Relief continues to supply needed materials to Chile to help people affected by the recent earthquake. Direct Relief has facilitated a large shipment of more than 48,000 bottles of nutritional products, including oral rehydration solutions and adult nutritionals, donated by Abbott affiliates in Chile and Ecuador for distribution to a hospitals, clinics, […]

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Student Groups Generously Support Haiti Relief

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Students and school groups from across the United States have given generously to support Direct Relief’s work to help people in Haiti recover from January’s devastating earthquake. To date, they have raised more than $80,000 through creative events, including bake sales, lectures, hat days and denim days (which are not allowed usually at some private schools), and more. We can’t […]

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Two Months Later, Strong Support Continues

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Direct Relief’s staff in Haiti has received a 53-pallet shipment of medical aid, valued at more than $2.9 million (wholesale), and is processing it into smaller deliveries for various partners as needed. Navigating complicated logistics, the team in Haiti is working to ensure that healthcare providers are getting the medical supplies and materials they need to care for people affected […]

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More Than $112,000 in Medical Aid Airlifted to Chile

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Direct Relief has airlifted more than $112,000 (wholesale) in medical material aid to the Education Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FEDES) to support care for people affected by the recent 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile. FedEx has donated the airfreight of the 17-pallet consignment, which included a variety of surgical supplies, materials for wound-care, and personal care products, all specifically […]

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Aid Offered to Chile as Earthquake Response Develops

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As the situation evolves since the 8.8-magnitude earthquake, Direct Relief International has been in close contact with several partner organizations to offer assistance. Those organizations include a range of governmental and nongovernmental agencies responding to the emergency, in which 708 people have been killed and more than 2 million have been left homeless: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), a regional office […]

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Just-in-Time Delivery

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Brett Williams, director of emergency response, reports from Haiti about a recent delivery for a health facility at Petionville Country Club, which has become home to 70,000 displaced people. The Petionville Country Club, with a pool and a clubhouse, was a nice place for wealthy Haitians to hang out before the earthquake. The earthquake destroyed such large sections of the […]

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