Archive for the International Work Category

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

AHC shipment 09 2013 boy and mom

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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Readying Response to Deadly Pakistan Earthquake

Pakistan Earthquake 2013

Following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Balochistan region of Pakistan Tuesday, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is reaching out to its health center partners in the area and is prepared to respond to requests for medicines and medical supplies to treat people in need. Across six districts in the region, more than 300,000 people have been affected as […]

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Young Kenyan Fistula Survivor Returns to School

Phoebe smiles after surviving fistula. Photo by William Vazquez.

As children in the U.S. return to the classrooms this month, a young woman in Kenya is also returning to school, grateful to be able to continue her studies once again after being repaired from a condition many of her peers have likely never heard about. When Phoebe was just 15 years old, she became pregnant and suffered from a […]

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