Posts Tagged 2010 Chile Earthquake

Chile Earthquake: One Year Later

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The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010 was the fifth largest in the world since 1900. It left 500 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people homeless. To help people injured in and affected by the quake, Direct Relief has provided approximately $620,500 (wholesale) worth of medical and surgical supplies, nutritional products, personal care items, and blankets […]

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More Than $165,000 in Needed Aid Delivered to Chile

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Maximizing its partnerships with corporations, nongovernmental, and governmental organizations, Direct Relief continues to supply needed materials to Chile to help people affected by the recent earthquake. Direct Relief has facilitated a large shipment of more than 48,000 bottles of nutritional products, including oral rehydration solutions and adult nutritionals, donated by Abbott affiliates in Chile and Ecuador for distribution to a hospitals, clinics, […]

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More Than $112,000 in Medical Aid Airlifted to Chile

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Direct Relief has airlifted more than $112,000 (wholesale) in medical material aid to the Education Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FEDES) to support care for people affected by the recent 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile. FedEx has donated the airfreight of the 17-pallet consignment, which included a variety of surgical supplies, materials for wound-care, and personal care products, all specifically […]

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Aid Offered to Chile as Earthquake Response Develops

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As the situation evolves since the 8.8-magnitude earthquake, Direct Relief International has been in close contact with several partner organizations to offer assistance. Those organizations include a range of governmental and nongovernmental agencies responding to the emergency, in which 708 people have been killed and more than 2 million have been left homeless: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), a regional office […]

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Direct Relief Commits Up to $100,000 Cash for Chile Response

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Direct Relief International has committed up to $100,000 in cash and is drawing upon its standing medical material inventory of $57 million (wholesale) to respond to medical needs following the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile. Through its partner the Education Foundation for Economic and Social Development (FEDES) in Chile, Direct Relief is providing medical aid to the General Hospital of Curicó, which collapsed […]

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Aid Offered for Chile After 8.8-Magnitude Quake Strikes Today

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In response to the magnitude 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday morning, Direct Relief International has offered assistance to Chilean authorities, emergency relief organizations, and U.S.-based partners working in Chile. In the immediate aftermath of an emergency, search and rescue operations and damage assessments are essential priorities to save lives and organize appropriate response efforts. As search and rescue […]

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