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FedEx to Airlift $2 Million in Medical Aid to Haiti

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With the staggering scale of human tragedy becoming more clear, Direct Relief extends our deepest sympathies to the people who have lost loved ones in Haiti. To assist survivors, the organization’s emergency response team is arranging an emergency airlift containing over $2 million in medicines and medical supplies that will depart Friday. The aid consignment will be transported by FedEx, […]

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Direct Relief International Responding to 7.0-Magnitude Earthquake in Haiti

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Direct Relief International is responding to a 7.0-magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks that struck Haiti today. The earthquake, centered off Port-au-Prince, destroyed a hospital in Petionville and damaged other buildings.  Early reports indicate significant property damage and deep concern about large numbers of injured persons. Emergency aid is being offered to all our partners in Haiti to support their response […]

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Emergency Aid to Haiti Tops $2.3 Million

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In response to four major storms and massive flooding that have deluged Haiti and displaced more than 110,000 people, Direct Relief International has airlifted more than $1.6 million (wholesale) of medical material aid to on-the-ground partners and is staging an additional $737,000 of medical inventories for transport next week. FedEx has provided air transport free of charge. With food and […]

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While Need Continues, Direct Relief Emergency Aid to Gulf States Tops $1 Million

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As health crises mount in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Direct Relief International has sent additional medical aid to partners in the region. These latest shipments bring the total value of hurricane emergency aid in the Gulf States to more than $1.1 million. In Texas and Louisiana, more than 20,000 evacuees remain in shelters, as debris clogs […]

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Next Wave of Emergency Aid Sent to Gulf Coast Health Centers

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On Monday, Direct Relief International expanded hurricane aid with eight additional emergency consignments of medicines and supplies to Gulf State safety-net clinics serving displaced residents. Monday’s activities, conducted with free logistics and transport support by FedEx, bring the total number of emergency shipments to Texas and Louisiana facilities to 22, valued at almost $450,000 (wholesale). With widespread power outages and residents encouraged to […]

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Additional Medical Aid Set for Arrival at Clinics, Shelters

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Direct Relief International is preparing additional emergency medical material assistance to assist health centers and evacuation shelters serving those affected by Hurricane Ike, which made landfall in Galveston, Texas Friday evening as a Category Two storm. Four sites will each receive specifically requested materials on Tuesday via overnight airfreight, generously donated by FedEx: Amistad Community Health Center, Corpus Christi, TX Texas […]

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