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Direct Relief Extends Emergency Aid to India

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Direct Relief International today extended an offer of assistance to two partners in India, where devastating flooding has left 2.5 million people homeless in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka States in the south. News reports indicate that government emergency relief efforts are underway to assist stranded villagers, and health officials are working to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases. On news […]

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Additional Aid Dispatched to Bangladesh, India

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With more than 3.9 million people affected by Cyclone Aila, Direct Relief has provided additional aid consignments to partners caring for the displaced in India and Bangladesh. Emergency response modules containing medical supplies have been sent to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India and Sangkalpa Trust in Bangladesh, two longtime Direct Relief partners working in-country and with extensive experience in emergency response. To […]

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Direct Relief Aid to Nepal and India Supports Emergency Response

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Widespread flooding in India and Nepal has displaced millions; Direct Relief International is sending more than $1 million in medical material aid to help vulnerable populations living in temporary shelters. The shipments of critical aid—antibiotics, analgesics, wound-care supplies, and more— are being delivered to two longtime Direct Relief partners who have effectively responded to previous emergencies, including the 2004 Indian […]

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Direct Relief Providing Emergency Aid to Flood-Devastated India and Nepal

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Direct Relief is providing emergency humanitarian aid to areas in India and Nepal experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years. More than 3 million people are in the flooded areas. Annual flooding caused by the monsoon season, which begins in June, was compounded when the Koshi Dam in Southern Nepal broke on August 18, causing extreme flooding downstream in the […]

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Additional Support for Mumbai On Its Way

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Heavy monsoon rains continue to pound South Asia where severe flooding across the region has brought the death toll to 780 in recent weeks. In Mumbai, deaths have been reported from leptospirosis, a bacterial infection which spread through contaminated water, and hospital admissions from viral fever, gastroenteritis, dengue, and malaria continues to be high. Direct Relief received a special appeal […]

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Floods Assistance: What We’re Doing

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South Asia’s summer monsoon season has been particularly harsh this year, and has caused severe flooding in areas of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, displacing more than 20 million people. The pooling of contaminated flood water, combined with the region’s hot climate, has created an ideal breeding ground for diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and various skin ailments. The flooding has […]

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