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Direct Relief Expands Assistance to Indonesia

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Direct Relief International has accelerated and expanded a cash grant totalling $60,000 to partner Yayasan Bumi Sehat (YBS), based in Aceh, Sumatra, following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake and aftershocks in Indonesia. YBS staff—including a physician and nurses with emergency medical training—deployed immediately to Padang following last week’s quakes. An additional $10,000 for emergency services was added to an approved, but not […]

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Direct Relief Extends Emergency Aid to India

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Direct Relief International today extended an offer of assistance to two partners in India, where devastating flooding has left 2.5 million people homeless in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka States in the south. News reports indicate that government emergency relief efforts are underway to assist stranded villagers, and health officials are working to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases. On news […]

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Direct Relief Responds to 7.6-Magnitude Earthquake in Indonesia

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Direct Relief has offered emergency medical assistance to partners in Indonesia following the 7.6-magnitude earthquake that struck off Sumatra earlier today. News reports say that the quake has killed 75 people and has trapped thousands under rubble, as many buildings have been damaged in the city of Padang, including a hospital. Direct Relief staff reached out to partners and other […]

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Emergency Aid Expands to Vietnam in Ketsana’s Wake

Typhoon Ketsana Emergency Shipment

Direct Relief is airlifting medical aid to Vietnam, which was struck by Typhoon Ketsana (“Ondoy”) today. Considered the worst typhoon in 30 years, Ketsana has killed 23 in Vietnam and forced more than 170,000 people in six central provinces to evacuate after causing vast devastation in the Philippines last weekend. The emergency consignment includes antibiotics, analgesics, wound-care supplies, and equipment […]

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Direct Relief Extends Emergency Medical Aid to Philippines

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In response to the massive flooding in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Ketsana (nicknamed “Ondoy”), Direct Relief International has made available its standing inventory of over $60 million in medical material as well as up to $50,000 in emergency funds for its partners providing aid for the 450,000 affected people. According to partner reports, the main health issues currently facing […]

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Direct Relief Commits $25,000 to Assist People Affected by Floods in Kenya

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Direct Relief has committed $25,000 in emergency funds to OGRA Foundation, a key partner in Kenya, to assist in the response to severe flooding in the western part of the country that has displaced thousands of people. The emergency cash grant will allow Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, Direct Relief’s medical advisor to East Africa and executive director of OGRA, to purchase needed […]

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