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Mobilizing Aid for People Affected by Cyclone Phailin

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Direct Relief is mobilizing five emergency Cyclone Modules filled with critical medicines and supplies to be shipped to its long-term, trusted partners in India who are caring for people affected by Cyclone Phailin. These modules will be specifically prepared to treat the most common medical problems that occur when large numbers of people are displaced due to widespread flooding. They […]

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Responding to Cyclone Phailin

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In response to Tropical Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm India has experienced in 14 years, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is activated and is in communications with Indian partner organizations. Direct Relief has extended offers of medical assistance, and have staff already travelling to India for other ongoing assistance activities with local partners and will adjust plans accordingly to respond […]

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Restoring Sight, Restoring Lives in Haiti

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When a membrane developed on Anne Marie Moreau’s right eye,  she couldn’t see well enough to continue her small business making and selling beaded bags. With her husband slowly recovering from an accident and unable to help her provide for their six children, her loss of income began to affect her family’s well-being. And without money coming in, Anne Marie […]

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Life-Saving Surgical Supplies Arrive in Cambodia

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A delivery of medicines and medical supplies recently arrived at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap, Cambodia to support their work providing free health care to impoverished children. The shipment –  valued at $250,000 – consisted of 19 pallets containing specialty surgical equipment, among other supplies. In a thank you letter to Direct Relief’s supporters, AHC staff said […]

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Partner Q&A: Expanding Health Care Access in Rural Liberia

Meet Alice Johnson, who works as a clinical mentor for Direct Relief’s partner organization, Last Mile Health – a nonprofit working to deliver quality health care to people in need in rural Liberia. Alice  presented on a mental health panel at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)  annual meeting held last week in New York City. When she’s not traveling, she recruits, trains, […]

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Organizing Flood Relief Efforts in Mexico

The Mexican navy have led logistical responsibilities for bringing aid to those in need.

Direct Relief staff are currently on the ground in Mexico to plan emergency response efforts along the eastern and western Mexican coastlines that were struck hard two weeks ago by nearly-simultaneous tropical storms. The worst damage was in the west, in the mountains and valleys of the state of Guerrero – home to many of the poorest and most vulnerable […]

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