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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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Direct Relief Airlifts $1.4 Million in Emergency Medical Supplies

Continuing its targeted support to victims of Cyclone Nargis, Direct Relief International this week provided via airlift 9 tons of medical material aid valued at $1.4 million to Myanmar. In addition, Direct Relief’s partnership with Australian Aid International (AAI) has established a series of training programs in emergency-response medicine that has trained more than 80 local physicians and health workers being deployed […]

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Airlift of Specifically Requested Emergency Medical Materials Set for China

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Direct Relief International is preparing its first airlift of specifically requested medical aid to China in response to May’s 8.0-magnitude earthquake. This initial shipment of support will be received by the National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC) and will include basic, critical supplies including surgical instruments, sterile gloves, masks, sterilizing tape, sterilizers, and topical antibiotic ointments. Direct Relief’s Emergency […]

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