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Babies Don’t Stop for Hurricanes

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  On Haiti’s northern coast there has been a spike in premature births—a trend you wouldn’t immediately attribute to the storms that struck six months earlier. Those disasters are long forgotten by everyone except those still struggling with their lasting effects.   Haiti’s northern departments are the country’s poorest and most vulnerable, where about 75 percent of people live on […]

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Direct Relief Program Officer in Bangladesh: “Wide Variety of Needs Remain”

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Direct Relief Staff Member Matt MacCalla reports back from Bangladesh with a situational report on the health situation there following Cyclone Sidr. Direct Relief has committed $1.5 million in resources to the Sidr response. Direct Relief is continuing to build its in-country network of healthcare providers in Bangladesh to assist with this response and further develop long-term partnerships. Cyclone Sidr, deemed a […]

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Direct Relief Commits Additional $50,000 For Urgent Humanitarian Services

In response to an urgent appeal from our Regional Medical Advisor Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, who is based in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Direct Relief is providing an additional $50,000 in emergency funds to address severe humanitarian problems that have arisen in the most recent flare-up of violence in Naivasha, Nakuru and Limuru. Since the December elections in Kenya that triggered protests […]

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Direct Relief Commits Additional $50,000 For Urgent Humanitarian Services

In response to an urgent appeal from our Regional Medical Advisor Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, who is based in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Direct Relief is providing an additional $50,000 in emergency funds to address severe humanitarian problems that have arisen in the most recent flare-up of violence in Naivasha, Nakuru and Limuru. Since the December elections in Kenya that triggered protests […]

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Additional Emergency Health Supplies Arrive in Kisumu

The following is an update from Direct Relief’s Regional Medical Advisor and founder of Kenya-based OGRA Foundation, Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa. Dr. Hezron is currently in Kisumu treating victims of the country’s outbreak of violence following recent elections. He is also overseeing the health projects of the Kisumu area’s humanitarian aid committee, coordinating activities between the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyan […]

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Emergency Funds to Kenya Partner Doubled to Provide More Essential Medicines

Yesterday Direct Relief International wired an additional $25,000 in additional emergency funds to Kenyan partner OGRA Foundation to help procure essential medicines in the Rift Valley region of the country, which is continuing to experience violence in the aftermath of national elections. This commitment, coupled with an earlier grant of $25,000, will bring essential medicines to individuals and families who […]

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