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Direct Relief Mobilizes Medical and Financial Assistance for Java Earthquake

Direct Relief today prepared four emergency medical shipments and provided emergency financial assistance in response to requests from hospitals and organizations caring for victims of the May 27 earthquake in Java. The five tons of medical material, valued at $231,000 (wholesale), will be flown to Indonesia on Tuesday, May 30, for use by Indonesian-based partner organizations and colleague U.S. nongovernmental […]

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$100,000 in Cash & $500,000 in Medical Material Aid Committed to Indonesia Quake Relief Effort

Direct Relief International today committed an initial $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in medical material to assist victims of the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia on May 27. “This is an initial cash commitment from our existing resources to respond to the severe medical needs of the people who have been injured and displaced,” said Direct Relief President […]

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Coordinating with Indonesians to Provide Emergency Aid

Direct Relief International is responding to the May 27 earthquake that hit Yogyakarta Indonesia. The 6.3 scale quake has reportedly killed as many as 3,000 people in the region. Direct Relief staff today spoke with the National Chairman of Muhammadiyah, Indonesia’s largest nongovernmental organization, with which Direct Relief has been working on tsunami relief efforts for over the past year. […]

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Direct Relief International Response to Hurricane Stan

Direct Relief today furnished over three tons of emergency medicines and supplies to a long-standing partner in Guatemala in response to disaster related storms from Hurricane Stan. Working with a Food for the Poor emergency clinic and shelter in the Lake Atitlan area that was established soon after devastating storms affected the region, Direct Relief shipped air freight $544,000 wholesale […]

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Responding to India Flood Disaster

In response to the flood disaster in Mumbai, India, Direct Relief International is preparing an emergency shipment of medical goods to the affected region. Direct Relief’s in-country coordinator, who is located in Mumbai, contacted the Public Health authorities to offer assistance and was immediately provided with a specific needs list and asked to have the products sent as soon as […]

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Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne Response – Caribbean

Direct Relief International responds to medical emergency in Haiti, Hurricane Jeanne aftermath – route in from Dominican border with mobile medical van Friday, October 1, Direct Relief sent an emergency air shipment to assist with the medical needs of those affected by Hurricane Jeanne in Haiti. The shipment, which is scheduled to be picked up at the Direct Relief warehouse […]

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