Posts Tagged Guatemala

Guatemala Health Partner Sends Thanks for Response to Fuego Volcano Eruption

A baby is treated for side effects of the smoke and ash following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano. Photo courtesy of God's Child Project.

Following the eruption of the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala in early February, the CEO of God’s Child Project, Patrick Atkinson, shares a message of thanks to all who support Direct Relief’s emergency response and preparedness initiatives that enabled their team to quickly respond to health needs. >>Watch the video<< “We could not have gone to a pharmacy fast enough to […]

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Responding to Medical Needs after Volcano Erupts in Guatemala

The Fuego Volcano erupts in Guatemala, spewing smoke and ash. Photo from @RT_Com.

Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano begun erupting on Saturday, spewing ash and rocks into surrounding villages and forcing the closure of the main international airport in Guatemala City, 25 miles to the northeast. Direct Relief is in close contact with representatives of partner organization God’s Child Project in the eruption zone. Patrick Atkinson, CEO of God’s Child Project, reported that there are large […]

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Support From Abbott Helps Ensure Proper Nutrition for People in Need

Thanks to the pre-positioned Hurricane Modules provided by Direct Relief,  after Hurricane Sandy, many received Pediasure and Zone Bars from Food for the Poor in Jamaica.

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Direct Relief is pleased to highlight the healthcare company Abbott, and the dedicated medical providers in our worldwide partner network who improve the health and lives of countless patients suffering from malnutrition each year. Since 2008, Direct Relief has distributed more than $8.2 million worth of Abbott’s nutritional products to our partners in 33 […]

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Supporting Indigenous Populations Affected by Guatemala Earthquake

Those affected by the quake seek shelter and care from our partner, Caritas de Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Caritas de Guatemala

An air shipment of specifically requested medical supplies is scheduled to leave Direct Relief’s warehouse today, headed for a partner organization in Guatemala treating people in and around the area affected by the 7.4-magnitude earthquake that hit earlier this month. The partner organization, Caritas de Guatemala, provides health care and other services for many of the local indigenous Mayan population, a group that consists […]

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Ready to Respond to 7.4 Guatemala Quake

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Direct Relief’s healthcare provider partners are assessing the situation after a massive 7.4-magnitude earthquake centered in Champerico, Guatemala, about 100 miles from Guatemala City. “The epicenter was near the coast, but it was felt all over Guatemala,  a grade 7.4, we hope to God that it does not recur,” reported Erika Orozco of Caritas de Guatemala in an email yesterday. […]

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Supporting a Healthy Future in Rural Guatemala

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The Asociacion para el Desarrollo Rural Integral (ADRI) began working in rural Guatemala just two years ago, but the impact on the local Mayan community has been incredible. Since 2010, Direct Relief has partnered with ADRI to provide medical equipment and supplies to 14 health centers and three hospitals, which provide services to about 800,000 people. On Tuesday, Executive Director […]

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