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Assistance Offered to Myanmar In Wake of Cyclone

In response to the cyclone that struck Myanmar over the weekend, Direct Relief International has offered assistance to regional humanitarian assistance groups. The storm is reported to have caused tremendous damage and resulted in the tragic loss of more than 10,000 lives. Direct Relief has contacted partners in Thailand and other neighboring countries, some of whom also run programs in Myanmar, […]

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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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