Direct Relief http://www.directrelief.org Thu, 21 May 2015 23:42:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Case Study: Treating Refugees, Three Minutes at a Time http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/treating-refugees-three-minutes-at-a-time-esri/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/treating-refugees-three-minutes-at-a-time-esri/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 19:18:35 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17417 [First published by Esri at http://www.esri.com/library/casestudies/direct-relief.pdf] Esri Case Study: For anyone like the more than 1,000 Syrian people seeking refuge in early 2015, living in crisis and extreme poverty poses many health risks. Poor skin care is a danger, and it’s often a neglected area of public health. Untreated skin conditions can lead to troubling health issues, such as physical pain, […]

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Direct Relief Women Raise Funds for 5,400 Safe Births http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/direct-relief-women-raise-funds-for-5400-safe-births/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/direct-relief-women-raise-funds-for-5400-safe-births/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 23:30:28 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17384 An estimated 5,400 babies have a better chance at life thanks to the members of Direct Relief Women – a volunteer group that supports Direct Relief’s programs targeting maternal and child health – who raised $135,000 at their fifth annual Mother’s Day event held Thursday evening at the home of Eric and Teri Gabrielsen in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara resident […]

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Alert: Help Prevent Donation Scams http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/alert-help-prevent-donation-scams/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/alert-help-prevent-donation-scams/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 18:19:31 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17382 Direct Relief was alerted this morning by one of its long-time volunteers of a potential phishing scam. The volunteer received a call from someone who claimed to be raising donations for Nepal on behalf of Direct Relief. Direct Relief does NOT make solicitations by phone. Direct Relief employs NO external fundraising solicitors. In the rare instance you receive a call from a Direct Relief […]

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Second Major Quake Hits Nepal in as Many Weeks http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/second-major-quake-hits-nepal-in-as-many-weeks/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/second-major-quake-hits-nepal-in-as-many-weeks/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05:28 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17330 **UPDATE // 5:24 am PT: Nepal Home Ministry says at least 36 dead and 1,117 injured A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal earlier today, claiming at least 19 lives and injuring nearly 1,000. The powerful quake, the second to hit the country in less than three weeks, struck near the border of Nepal and China and was reportedly felt as far as New Delhi. […]

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Nepal Earthquake Response: Situation Report, 5/11 http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/nepal-earthquake-response-situation-report-511/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/nepal-earthquake-response-situation-report-511/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 00:39:06 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17299 Earthquake Relief Delivered to Nepal: 118, 771 lbs. of medical materials from Direct Relief, Heart to Heart, and Water Missions International were airlifted by FedEx to Nepal via two charters. The first 60,000 lbs. arrived on Sunday morning 0915. Direct Relief staff were on hand to meet the plane. The second plane arrived Monday evening 1945 local time. Both flights […]

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LA Health Center Makes Midwifery Services Available to All Women http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/la-health-center-makes-midwifery-services-available-to-all-women/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/la-health-center-makes-midwifery-services-available-to-all-women/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 17:29:25 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17252 When Carmen Escobedo found out she was pregnant with her first child, she immediately began to seek out the best medical care available. “I knew I wanted a midwife,” said Carmen, who is due in late September. “That was very important to me.” That desire led Carmen to the Eisner Pediatric & Family Medical Center’s Women’s Health Center. Eisner is […]

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FedEx Airlifts Two Planeloads of Relief for Nepal http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/fedex-airlifts-planeloads-relief-for-nepal/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/fedex-airlifts-planeloads-relief-for-nepal/#comments Sat, 09 May 2015 00:00:55 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17253 Thanks to a generous donation by FedEx, a Nepal-bound airlift left the Memphis World Hub today with $15 million in medical supplies from Direct Relief. The charter carries aid from three relief organizations – Direct Relief, Heart to Heart, and Water Missions. The plane from Memphis will land in Dubai, U.A.E, where it will meet additional relief supplies. Teams on the ground […]

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Monitoring Typhoon Noul as it Tracks Toward the Philippines http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/monitoring-typhoon-noul-as-it-tracks-toward-the-philippines/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/monitoring-typhoon-noul-as-it-tracks-toward-the-philippines/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 21:09:07 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17231 A red alert has been issued as Typhoon Noul tracks northwest toward the Philippines. Direct Relief emergency response staff are in contact with partners on the ground and will be monitoring the situation as it develops in the next 72 hours. The typhoon is predicted to intensify before it makes landfall in northern Philippines on Saturday, in the vicinity of […]

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Responding to Medical Needs After Tornadoes Sweep Southern Plains http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/responding-to-medical-needs-after-tornadoes-sweep-southern-plains/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/responding-to-medical-needs-after-tornadoes-sweep-southern-plains/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 20:47:43 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17221 View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief is responding to medical needs following severe weather Wednesday night across the Plains in which 51 tornadoes were reported from northern Texas to Nebraska. One person died and at least a dozen more were injured, reports the Associated Press. The Emergency Response Team has reached out to 190 partners in six affected states – […]

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Nepal Earthquake Response: Update 5/5 http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/nepal-earthquake-response-update-55/ http://www.directrelief.org/2015/05/nepal-earthquake-response-update-55/#comments Tue, 05 May 2015 21:54:41 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=17161 Situation overview: The April 25th earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that struck Nepal have resulted in 7,365 deaths and left approximately 14,300 people with injuries. More than fifty percent of the country’s 79 districts are affected. Gorkha and Sindhupalchok districts each report that only ten percent of buildings are undamaged (LCT 02/05/2015). The district hospitals in Bidur, Chautara, Dhunche and Ramechhap are damaged and need long-term support […]

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