Posts Tagged Caribbean

Hurricane Sandy Makes Landfall in Jamaica, Heads North

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Direct Relief’s partners in the Caribbean are weathering the storm as Category 1 Hurricane Sandy strengthens and makes landfall near Kingston, the capital of Jamaica today. Severe flooding and strong winds have been reported in Haiti and in Jamaica. Direct Relief is monitoring the storm and readying emergency supplies if partners in the Caribbean request emergency medicines and supplies, or […]

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Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne Response – Caribbean

Direct Relief International responds to medical emergency in Haiti, Hurricane Jeanne aftermath – route in from Dominican border with mobile medical van Friday, October 1, Direct Relief sent an emergency air shipment to assist with the medical needs of those affected by Hurricane Jeanne in Haiti. The shipment, which is scheduled to be picked up at the Direct Relief warehouse […]

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Hurricane Jeanne, Hurricane Ivan Response

Direct Relief is preparing an emergency air shipment to assist with the medical needs of those affected by Hurricane Jeanne in Haiti. The shipment, which is scheduled to be sent on or about September 30, will consist of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies including adult and pediatric analgesics and anti-infectives, and assorted first aid and surgical products. Direct Relief’s Dominican Republic-based […]

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Direct Relief Monitoring Hurricane Ivan

Our organization has been monitoring the effects of Hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean and West Indies. Senior Program Officer Dan Smith is in direct contact with our partners in the field, and Direct Relief is on alert to respond immediately if needed. At this time Direct Relief is standing by to prepare emergency airlift of supplies to Grenada and Jamaica.

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