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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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Five Years Later: Indian Ocean Emergency Response

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The images are unforgettable from that December 26 five years ago, when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused such destruction to countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Direct Relief International, thanks to a generous outpouring of support from donors, has provided almost $60 million in medical humanitarian aid to help people affected by the tsunami live healthier, better lives. The reach […]

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Direct Relief Extends Aid to Central America and Additional U.S. Partners as Ida Makes U.S. Landfall Today

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Deploying its stand-by inventory of hurricane-response medical material aid, Direct Relief International is airlifting consignments today to partners in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the U.S. treating people affected by Tropical Storm Ida. Based on conversations with partners Sunday and early Monday, specific needs have been identified and consignments are being built for delivery Tuesday and Wednesday. Ida makes landfall in […]

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Improving Quality of Life for HIV/AIDS Patients and Family

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This is a personal From the Field story by Direct Relief Staff, Lindsey Pollaczek I woke up this morning to thunder rattling the window panes. Unlike yesterday’s brief and powerful storm, the rain has not stopped falling for the past two hours. I keep thinking about Gloria’s family in their small tin shell of a home. I hope it’s not […]

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Emergency Aid Provides Needed Care for Flood Survivors

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Direct Relief International’s partner, Australian Aid International (AAI), reports that the $194,700 (wholesale) emergency aid consignment airlifted to the Philippines following Typhoon Ketsana has provided critically needed medical material for its relief efforts. “Our biggest problem in the Philippines has been getting medical supplies,” said Frank Tyler, AAI’s director of operations recently. He added that procuring them in-country “costs a […]

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