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Direct Relief Airlifting $335,000 in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is airlifting $335,000 in medical material aid to Pakistan to help people affected by the ongoing extensive flooding there. Marie Stopes Society in Pakistan will receive the materials, which it will use to equip its medical outreach camps in 35 affected districts. With an estimated 20 million people in Pakistan affected by record flooding, waterborne diseases among […]

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Direct Relief Expediting In-Country Medical Aid Delivery for Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is expediting the in-country delivery of urgently needed medical supplies to organizations supporting people affected by flooding in Pakistan. Abbott Laboratories in Pakistan is donating the children’s oral rehydration solution Pedialyte and the pharmaceutical Entamizole, used to treat gastrointestinal infections including acute amoebic dysentery and giardia, which are common when people are exposed to contaminated standing water […]

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Direct Relief Delivering Needed Aid for Pakistan Flood Response

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Direct Relief International is sending an initial shipment of more than $335,000 (wholesale) in medical aid to support the emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan. Marie Stopes Society Pakistan (MSSP), a longtime partner, will receive the shipment to equip medical camps in each of the 22 districts that have been affected. The delivery includes antibiotics, antifungal agents, and medical […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Pakistan Flooding with Up to $5 Million in Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)—Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The organization has been working closely with several longtime partners in Pakistan who are assisting the injured and displaced, which number a reported 13 million throughout the […]

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Emergency Response Team Coordinating with Partners to Identify Medical Aid Needs for the Flood-Affected

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Direct Relief International is working closely with partners in Pakistan to assist people affected by extensive flooding there. According to news reports, flood waters have killed more than 1,600 and displaced or affected more than 13 million people in the country. Direct Relief’s emergency response team is working with longtime partners Marie Stopes Society Pakistan and the American Refugee Committee (ARC), among others, to […]

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Partners in Pakistan Assessing Needs as Rescue Efforts Continue

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Direct Relief is coordinating response efforts with partners in Pakistan to help the millions of people displaced by extreme flooding throughout the country. Partners are echoing news reports that the northwestern region has been hit particularly hard, destroying bridges and cutting off villages that are home to tens of thousands of people. “It’s a very horrible situation,” reports Dr. Bakht […]

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