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Haiti Quake: Direct Relief’s Long-Term Commitment to Recovery

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In the three months following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti’s capital, Direct Relief International has delivered emergency medical assistance valued at more than $34.8 million (wholesale) to more than 30 healthcare providers. Having worked in Haiti since 1964, Direct Relief had strong relationships with the country’s largest hospitals and clinics, allowing us to rapidly deploy resources to where they […]

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Direct Relief Responding to 7.7-Magnitude Earthquake in Sumatra

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to its partners in Indonesia to offer assistance following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake off the island of Sumatra today. News reports indicate that power blackouts have occurred on Simeulue Island following the quake and a tsunami warning is in effect for Indonesia; damage and injury assessments are being made. Partners contacted in the region include Muhammadiyah, Island Aid, Yayasan Bumi Sehat, Mercy Relief, […]

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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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