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Direct Relief Presents Former First Lady and Foreign Minister of Somaliland

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On Thursday, October 7 at 7 p.m., Direct Relief International with the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the Human Rights Group at UCSB will present a free talk entitled, “Human Rights and Women’s Health” with Edna Adan Ismail, the former First Lady and Foreign Minister of Somaliland at UCSB’s Campbell Hall.  The talk is open to all […]

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FedEx Joins with Direct Relief to Equip Ventura County Medical Reserve Corps

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Santa Barbara, CA, (September 15, 2010)—With a donation of $50,000 from FedEx, Direct Relief International is equipping the Ventura County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) with 125 customized backpacks stocked with emergency medical supplies and equipment to enable trained, credentialed, volunteer MRC medical personnel to respond immediately and effectively during local disasters. Today, Direct Relief is presenting Shane O’Connor, Program Advisor […]

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CVS Caremark to Offer $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to Uninsured Patients

CVS Flu Clinic at Healing Hands Ministries in Dallas, TX. Photo by Mark Perlstein

CVS Caremark announced today that it will partner with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $5 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients who lack health insurance.  Direct Relief USA is a non-profit organization that works with 1,100 clinics and health centers in all 50 states, providing them with free medications and supplies for […]

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Hurricane Katrina Five Years Later

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Five years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged coastal communities throughout the Gulf Coast, affecting over one million people and resulting in the largest natural disaster in U.S. history. Direct Relief International was one of the first nonprofit relief organizations to respond. Within one week, through its Direct Relief USA program, the organization furnished over $10 million in medical material […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Pakistan Flooding with Up to $5 Million in Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)—Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The organization has been working closely with several longtime partners in Pakistan who are assisting the injured and displaced, which number a reported 13 million throughout the […]

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Uganda Terrorist Bombings: Direct Relief Responds

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Santa Barbara, CA, July 13, 2010—In response to the July 11 terrorist bombings in Kampala, Direct Relief International today authorized an immediate cash grant of $30,000 to cover emergency medical needs of victims. The funds are being provided to AMREF’s (African Medical Research and Education Foundation) Uganda office in response to an urgent request from the Ministry of Health struggling […]

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