Posts Tagged Haiti

Direct Relief Reaches Out to Healthcare Partners After Severe Rain Storms Sweep Through Haiti

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Severe rain storms throughout Haiti and the Caribbean during the first weeks of June kicked off what is anticipated to be an extremely active hurricane season. The heavy rains caused flash flooding and mudslides killing 23 people and served as a reminder how fragile Haiti’s healthcare system remains 18 months after the powerful earthquake devastated its capital. This is the […]

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Staff Story: Exploring Maternal Health in Northwest Haiti

Haiti EMOC in Need of Repair

Yesterday afternoon my colleagues and I took the thirty minute flight from Port au Prince to Port de Paix in the far Northwest of the country. We came to the north to visit two more hospitals to upgrade the conditions of their maternity wards and encourage more women to come to the hospital for pre-natal visits and delivery. As we […]

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Staff Story: A Door for an Ambulance

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This is a personal, From The Field story by Andrew McCalla, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Manager. We arrived at the small medical clinic in Petit Trou de Nippes about five hours after we left Port-au-Prince that morning. The distance is only 75 miles but the unpaved roads, traffic, and small lakes and rivers we had to drive through to get […]

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Staff Story: A Dad’s Eye View

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Halfway through my trip to Haiti this week, my wife sent me an email saying that if our baby was born today, he would have a 90 percent chance of survival. I found that incredible, given that Melissa just entered the third trimester of her pregnancy last week.  Obviously, we hope that we won’t have to worry about an early […]

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Direct Relief Grants $75,000 to Three Grassroots Groups in Haiti

Mary Jo, Foyer Espoir Pour Les Enfants, Port-au-Prince
Photo by Joe Smyser

Direct Relief International has recently granted an additional $75,000 to three new grassroots groups in Haiti who are instrumental in helping their communities recover from the effects of the devastating earthquake in January 2010. The total granted to similar groups now tops $632,000. For a complete list of grantees, click here. The recent grantees are: Association of the Peasants of […]

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Music for Relief and Causecast Support Haiti Relief Efforts

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Music for Relief and Causecast are sponsoring Download to Donate, where a $10 donation enables a listener to download an album of 30 songs by several artists, with proceeds benefiting five Haiti charities helping to rebuild Haiti, including Direct Relief. Music for Relief was started by the band Linkin Park after the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004; the organization has supported Direct Relief […]

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