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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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Direct Relief Commits Up to $100,000 for Qinghai Quake Relief

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Direct Relief International has allocated up to $100,000 in cash to support the emergency response in China and Tibet following the earthquake in Qinghai Province yesterday.  A portion of those funds will finance the travel of three partner groups sending medical and assessment teams into the affected region, including Yushu. Direct Relief is coordinating with Amitabha Foundation, One HEART, and Mercy Relief, which […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners After China Earthquake

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Today Direct Relief International is reaching out to its partners in Tibet and China to assess needs following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck yesterday. According to news reports, at least 400 people are feared dead and that number is expected to rise; while search-and-rescue efforts are underway to find survivors. Initial estimates number the injured in the tens of thousands. […]

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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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