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Monitoring Medical Needs After 5.4 Earthquake in Pakistan

The circled area affected by the earthquake. Image by the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that a magnitude 5.4 earthquake has struck Pakistan in the vicinity of Batgram district in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (former North-West Frontier Province, NWFP). The earthquake hit at 22:00 local time and strong tremors were felt in the capital Islamabad, 62 miles to the south of the epicentre. There have been no […]

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CGI Commitment Saves Lives in Peshawar, Pakistan

Doctors operate on a patient at Lady Reading Hospital. Facebook photo.

Just days before the horrific shooting at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan last December that killed at least 145 people (most of them children), two 40-foot ocean freight containers of medical supplies were delivered to Lady Reading Hospital. The hospital would soon become the site where most of the people injured were rushed to receive emergency care. This delivery was […]

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Responding to Flooding in Pakistan & India

getty pakistan india flood sep 10 14

#455140930 / gettyimages.com In response to heavy monsoon rains causing severe flooding across northern Pakistan and India, Direct Relief has offered medicine and medical supplies to numerous local humanitarian aid groups and health care providers in affected regions. So far, more than 440 people have been reported dead, 30,000 people are displaced and an estimated 500,000 people are affected, according […]

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Sakena Yacoobi Earns Champion for Women’s Health Award

Sakena award

Direct Relief presented Sakena Yacoobi, founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, with the 2014 Champion for Women’s Health Award for her leadership and bravery in helping women in both Afghanistan and Pakistan access much-needed health care, despite many challenges. “This, for me, is like a Nobel Peace Prize,” said Sakena graciously as she received the award at […]

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Children Affected by Pakistan Earthquakes Receive Nutritional Aid

Direct Relief distributes Abbott Nutritionals

Direct Relief is working with its generous supporter Abbott to deliver a donation of essential nutritional products for children affected by two major earthquakes that destroyed villages and killed more than 600 people  in Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan. Shipped directly from Abbott’s facility in Pakistan, the supplements will be used by Murshid Hospital and local partners to treat children who have been […]

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Readying Response to Deadly Pakistan Earthquake

Pakistan Earthquake 2013

Following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck the Balochistan region of Pakistan Tuesday, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is reaching out to its health center partners in the area and is prepared to respond to requests for medicines and medical supplies to treat people in need. Across six districts in the region, more than 300,000 people have been affected as […]

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