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Medical Assistance offered for Indonesia Tsunami

In response to a tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island on Monday that has killed at least 80 people, Direct Relief International has contacted its local partner networks to advise them of available inventories of medical supplies and offer Direct Relief’s disaster response capabilities. Direct Relief is in contact with its corporate […]

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Providing Additional $2.1 Million of Emergency Medical Aid to Java

Nearly 50 days after the Indonesia earthquake in Yogyakarta, Direct Relief International this week provided two additional provisions of medical material aid worth over $2.1 million (wholesale) to Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s largest civic organization for its earthquake relief response. Direct Relief has responded by providing $4.5 million (wholesale) of medical material aid and over $136,000 in three targeted cash grants to […]

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$1.7 Million Worth of Emergency Medical Aid to Java

Direct Relief International this week provided two of its earthquake relief partners Australian Aid International (AAI) and CHF International with $1.7 million (wholesale) worth of medical material aid. The four tons of medical material was flown to Indonesia on Tuesday, June 13 and will be distributed on Thursday, June 16 in Indonesia. In response to the changing medical needs of […]

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Staff Story: Situation Report from Indonesia

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Annie Maxwell and Emergency Coordinator Brett Williams. The Indonesian people have responded to the tragic loss of life and extensive displacement with tremendous resolve. Our arrival in Yogyakarta three days ago coincided with the arrival of the emergency medical shipment that had been packed and air-shipped.; Clearance of the […]

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Indonesia Earthquake Assistance Update

Chief of Staff Annie Maxwell and Emergency Coordinator Brett Williams reported from Yogyakarta today the increasing anxiety on the ground over whether Mt. Merapi will erupt. Yogyakarta is 30 km (18.6 miles) away from the Merapi, while Bantul which was the epicenter of the quake is 35 km (21.7 miles) away. The mountain’s lava dome has swelled, raising concerns that […]

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Hospice and Home-Based Palliative Care

Hospice and palliative care in Africa was adapted from the western hospice model to cope with an impossible clinical overload of inpatient facilities. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has crippled the hospital services that are underequipped, understaffed, and incapable of coping with large numbers of patients. Neither the hospitals nor the patients can afford the cost of inpatient treatment, so hospice and […]

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