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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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Direct Relief Offers Support to Partners in the Philippines Following Typhoon Morakot

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In response to Typhoon Morakot, which has caused widespread flooding in the Philippines, Direct Relief International has extended offers of support to its partners working in-country to aid those affected. Morakot has also drenched parts of China, Taiwan, and Japan with record rainfall. The storm killed 21 people when it struck the Philippines last week, and seven people are reported missing […]

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Direct Relief and Boeing Deliver $1.5 Million in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International, the Boeing Company, Emirates, and Pakistan International Airlines have partnered to deliver $1.5 million (wholesale) in humanitarian assistance to displaced people in Pakistan. Prolonged violence between the Pakistani military and the Taliban in the Swat Valley (in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province) since April has created a humanitarian emergency with a pronounced need for medical support. To […]

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Additional Aid Dispatched to Bangladesh, India

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With more than 3.9 million people affected by Cyclone Aila, Direct Relief has provided additional aid consignments to partners caring for the displaced in India and Bangladesh. Emergency response modules containing medical supplies have been sent to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India and Sangkalpa Trust in Bangladesh, two longtime Direct Relief partners working in-country and with extensive experience in emergency response. To […]

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