Posts Tagged 2010 Haiti Earthquake

Student Groups Generously Support Haiti Relief

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Students and school groups from across the United States have given generously to support Direct Relief’s work to help people in Haiti recover from January’s devastating earthquake. To date, they have raised more than $80,000 through creative events, including bake sales, lectures, hat days and denim days (which are not allowed usually at some private schools), and more. We can’t […]

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Two Months Later, Strong Support Continues

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Direct Relief’s staff in Haiti has received a 53-pallet shipment of medical aid, valued at more than $2.9 million (wholesale), and is processing it into smaller deliveries for various partners as needed. Navigating complicated logistics, the team in Haiti is working to ensure that healthcare providers are getting the medical supplies and materials they need to care for people affected […]

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Just-in-Time Delivery

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Brett Williams, director of emergency response, reports from Haiti about a recent delivery for a health facility at Petionville Country Club, which has become home to 70,000 displaced people. The Petionville Country Club, with a pool and a clubhouse, was a nice place for wealthy Haitians to hang out before the earthquake. The earthquake destroyed such large sections of the […]

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More Than $3.4 Million in Aid Sent to Haiti This Week

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Direct Relief has sent more than $3.4 million (wholesale) in medical material aid to Haiti this week. Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) is receiving more than $510,000 of medical aid it has specifically requested to help care for Haitians affected by the earthquake. Materials include wheelchairs, braces, antibiotics, and surgical supplies, among others. The hospital in Deschapelles, north of Port-au-Prince, has […]

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More Than $1.3 Million in Needed Medical Aid Sent to Haiti

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More than $1.3 million in medical aid has been dispatched over the past week to partners in Haiti caring for people in need. As the rainy season approaches, preventing disease and infection among those living in crowded camps and in flimsy shelters is a growing health concern.  Christian Aid Ministries (CAM), which operates medical clinics in Haiti, received this week a […]

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Direct Relief Delivers Critically Needed Insulin to Haiti

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Direct Relief delivered on Monday a total of 6,000 vials of insulin valued at $240,318 (wholesale) to two Haiti facilities treating diabetic patients: Partners in Health (PIH) and Hôpital Albert Schweitzer (HAS). Specifically requested by physicians from PIH and HAS, this donation is especially significant for the many people with diabetes in need of insulin in Haiti. Insulin requires specialized shipping a tightly controlled temperature range […]

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