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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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Second Emergency Aid Shipment Airlifted to Mexico

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Direct Relief is dispatching a second round of aid today for residents of Baja California affected by Hurricane Jimena earlier this month. Valued at more than $137,000 (wholesale), the consignment includes nutritional products and needed medicines, including antibiotics. Included in the donation is the ready-to-drink oral rehydration product CeraSport, made by CeraProducts, a long-standing supporter of Direct Relief’s emergency response […]

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Emergency Aid Airlifted to Mexico in Jimena’s Wake

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Direct Relief today sent an air shipment, carried by partner group Aeromedicos, containing more than $11,000 (wholesale) worth of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the town of Mulege in Baja California Sur, Mexico, which was badly affected by Hurricane Jimena earlier this month. Direct Relief’s donation included antibiotics, primary care supplies, and nutritional products for adults and children. Aeromedicos volunteer […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Medical Aid to Partners in Indonesia Following 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake

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A 7.0-magitude earthquake struck Indonesia today about 88 miles southwest of West Java; Direct Relief International has offered humanitarian medical aid to partners in country responding to the emergency, including Australian Aid International. With operations in Jogjakarta and expertise in emergency medical response, AAI is well situated to address needs following the earthquake. Through its primary health care, public health, […]

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Direct Relief Airlifts Medical Aid for Sri Lankans Affected by Prolonged Civil War

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Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long civil war ended in May 2009, leaving behind a humanitarian need for medical aid. Direct Relief International has airlifted two aid consignments to Sri Narayani Hospital, a partner based in nearby Tamil Nadu, India, that has delivered the materials to camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in Sri Lanka. Valued at almost $240,000 (wholesale), the delivery contained more […]

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