Direct Relief http://www.directrelief.org Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:18:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Reflections on the 2014 UN Global Humanitarian Policy Forum http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/reflections-on-2014-un-global-humanitarian-policy-forum/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/reflections-on-2014-un-global-humanitarian-policy-forum/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 18:31:51 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15575 Each year, the policy analysis and innovation section of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) blocks off the first week of December to gather at UN headquarters a broad range of UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics and others for an intensive three-day reflection on the state of the global humanitarian system and its possible […]

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Zelda, The Legend, The Philanthropist http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/zelda-legend-philanthropist/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/zelda-legend-philanthropist/#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:09:01 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15565 Proving that charitable fundraisers aren’t limited to bake sales and golf tournaments, the team at Zeldathon — a semiannual gathering of socially-minded  Zelda enthusiasts — has raised more than $300,000 for charities worldwide by livestreaming their gameplay of the The Legend of Zelda series. The team is now gearing up for Zeldathon Relief, the 13th Zeldathon, which kicks off December 27 in support of Direct Relief. Fans of the marathon can look […]

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Detroit Health Center Gives People in Need the Gift of Healing http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/detroit-health-center-gives-people-in-need-the-gift-of-healing/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/detroit-health-center-gives-people-in-need-the-gift-of-healing/#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:38:11 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15495 Michael Morgan had a special wish last year: “I wanted a nice smile for Christmas.” As a result of an 18-year drug addiction, Michael had only 13 teeth remaining. Most adults have 32. Michael was turning his life around through a recovery program and wanted to repair his smile as part of his start to a renewed life. Michael found […]

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Aid Delivered to Communities Affected by Typhoon Hagupit http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/aid-delivered-to-communities-affected-by-typhoon-hagupit/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/aid-delivered-to-communities-affected-by-typhoon-hagupit/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:20:25 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15515 Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team on the ground in the Philippines continues to deliver life-saving medicines in areas affected by Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby). The typhoon made at least four landfalls in the island nation on Dec. 7, with winds reaching 125 mph, according to The Weather Channel. More than 30 million people have been affected by the […]

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Next Up: Humanitarian UAVs (Drones) with Singularity University and Nethope http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/humanitarian-uav-drone-singularity-university-nethope/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/humanitarian-uav-drone-singularity-university-nethope/#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 22:03:29 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15488 In case you missed the most recent of the Nethope webinar series on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (drones), in which Direct Relief’s Director of Research and Analysis Andrew Schroeder facilitated a discussion with Esri on use of the ArcGIS platform for managing, processing, and sharing UAV data, a recording of the webinar is now line at the Nethope Solutions Center. In the webinar, Esri Technical Product Manager Cody Benkelman highlights […]

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Volunteers Pack 3,000 Care Kits for Neighbors in Need http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/volunteers-pack-3000-care-kits-neighbors-need/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/volunteers-pack-3000-care-kits-neighbors-need/#comments Fri, 12 Dec 2014 01:53:45 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15475 Hundreds of volunteers of all ages from the Santa Barbara area came to Direct Relief on Tuesday and Wednesday to assemble 3,000 Personal Care Packs for people in need in Santa Barbara County. “It is such a rewarding thing to be able to help other people,” said longtime volunteer Sandra Williams. Direct Relief’s Personal Care Packs contain basic hygiene items […]

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Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/ten-of-the-best-charities-direct-relief-tops-charity-navigators-list/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/ten-of-the-best-charities-direct-relief-tops-charity-navigators-list/#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:50:24 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15427 Direct Relief Tops Charity Navigator’s List SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 /Direct Relief/ — Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator, has ranked Direct Relief No. 1 on its list of “Ten of the Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of.” Charity Navigator, which helps inform intelligent giving decisions through objective ratings and in-depth analysis of U.S. charities, based the top ten […]

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Bumi Wadah Continues Care in Wake of Typhoon Hagupit http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/bumi-wadah-continues-care-in-wake-of-typhoon-hagupit/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/bumi-wadah-continues-care-in-wake-of-typhoon-hagupit/#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 02:09:21 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15402 Following Typhoon Hagupit (known locally as Ruby) in the Philippines, Direct Relief received the below update from Robin Lim and her team at Bumi Wadah, which focuses on providing maternal and child health care to survivors of both Typhoon Haiyan and now Hagupit. “There are very few human casualties in Leyte, where our Bumi Wadah clinic is.  But there are […]

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Typhoon Hagupit Update: Preparedness Pays Off http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/typhoon-hagupit-update-preparedness-pays-off/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/typhoon-hagupit-update-preparedness-pays-off/#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 19:33:25 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15388 Direct Relief partner Leyte Provincial Hospital (LPH) broke open the typhoon module during the height of Typhoon Hagupit and they are now using the medicines and supplies at the hospital and in the smaller health facilities in the hardest hit areas. The module – one of three pre-positioned in the country earlier this year in preparation for storm season – contains enough […]

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Typhoon Hagupit: Delivering Emergency Medicines and Supplies Before a Disaster http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/typhoon-hagupit-delivering-emergency-medicines-supplies-disaster/ http://www.directrelief.org/2014/12/typhoon-hagupit-delivering-emergency-medicines-supplies-disaster/#comments Sat, 06 Dec 2014 12:43:54 +0000 http://www.directrelief.org/?p=15378 With typhoon Hagupit about to make landfall in the Philippines it is a good time to reflect on the importance of both disaster preparedness and response planning. Natural climactic events become humanitarian disasters when they exceed the capacity of a community to cope. With poor disaster preparation and planning a relatively minor natural event can become a calamity, conversely, with […]

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