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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arrival at Clinics, Shelters

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Direct Relief International is preparing additional emergency medical material assistance to assist health centers and evacuation shelters serving those affected by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in Galveston, Texas Friday evening as a Category Two storm. Four sites will each receive specifically requested materials on Tuesday via overnight airfreight, generously donated by FedEx: Amistad Community Health Center, Corpus Christi, TX Texas […]

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Direct Relief Bolsters Texas Medical Safety Net, Expands Emergency Assistance to Haiti

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Direct Relief today increased the pre-positioning of medicines and other essentials in Texas health centers in anticipation of Hurricane Ike’s projected landfall this weekend. As the ninth hurricane of the 2008 season storms through the Gulf, Direct Relief also boosted emergency aid to Haiti, reeling after Ike and other recent storms. Tapping its $45 million medical inventory and emergency funds, Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief Providing Emergency Aid to Flood-Devastated India and Nepal

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Direct Relief is providing emergency humanitarian aid to areas in India and Nepal experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years. More than 3 million people are in the flooded areas. Annual flooding caused by the monsoon season, which begins in June, was compounded when the Koshi Dam in Southern Nepal broke on August 18, causing extreme flooding downstream in the […]

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On Katrina Anniversary, Direct Relief Preparing Clinics for Gustav

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With Hurricane Gustav poised to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast after claiming lives in the Caribbean, humanitarian medical aid organization Direct Relief International is sending additional relief materials to complement its pre-positioned hurricane preparedness materials distributed in high-risk areas. Today, shipments of specifically requested emergency medical materials were sent to: David Raines Community Health Center of Shreveport, Louisiana; Morehouse Community […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid in Wake of Gustav

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Direct Relief has offered emergency assistance to help the people of Haiti and Jamaica recover from the devastation left by Tropical Storm Gustav. As needs are identified with local partner organizations in country, Direct Relief will deliver requested medical aid to Haiti, where Gustav has caused extensive flooding and 51 deaths. Landslides in neighboring Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola, […]

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Recent Cash Infusion Supports Clinics and Grassroots Recovery

As the recovery effort continues in Myanmar (also known as Burma) almost two months after Cyclone Nargis destroyed villages and upended lives, Direct Relief has provided an additional $283,000 in cash assistance to support clinics treating at-risk populations and to bolster grassroots community recovery efforts. Based on relationships established by staff in country to assess needs in the days following […]

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