Posts Tagged civil strife

Direct Relief Airlifts Medical Aid for Sri Lankans Affected by Prolonged Civil War


Sri Lanka’s 26-year-long civil war ended in May 2009, leaving behind a humanitarian need for medical aid. Direct Relief International has airlifted two aid consignments to Sri Narayani Hospital, a partner based in nearby Tamil Nadu, India, that has delivered the materials to camps for internally displaced people (IDP) in Sri Lanka. Valued at almost $240,000 (wholesale), the delivery contained more […]

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Direct Relief and Boeing Deliver $1.5 Million in Medical Aid to Pakistan


Direct Relief International, the Boeing Company, Emirates, and Pakistan International Airlines have partnered to deliver $1.5 million (wholesale) in humanitarian assistance to displaced people in Pakistan. Prolonged violence between the Pakistani military and the Taliban in the Swat Valley (in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province) since April has created a humanitarian emergency with a pronounced need for medical support. To […]

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Direct Relief Commits Additional $50,000 For Urgent Humanitarian Services

In response to an urgent appeal from our Regional Medical Advisor Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, who is based in Kenya’s Rift Valley, Direct Relief is providing an additional $50,000 in emergency funds to address severe humanitarian problems that have arisen in the most recent flare-up of violence in Naivasha, Nakuru and Limuru. Since the December elections in Kenya that triggered protests […]

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Emergency Funds to Kenya Partner Doubled to Provide More Essential Medicines

Yesterday Direct Relief International wired an additional $25,000 in additional emergency funds to Kenyan partner OGRA Foundation to help procure essential medicines in the Rift Valley region of the country, which is continuing to experience violence in the aftermath of national elections. This commitment, coupled with an earlier grant of $25,000, will bring essential medicines to individuals and families who […]

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Direct Relief Funds Provide Essential Medicines in Kisumu

The following is an update from Direct Relief’s Regional Medical Advisor and founder of Kenya-based OGRA Foundation Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa. Dr. Hezron is in Kisumu treating victims of the country’s recent outbreak of violence following elections. Dr. Hezron is also the head of the Kisumu area’s humanitarian aid committee, coordinating activities between the Kenyan Ministry of Health, Kenyan Red Cross, […]

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Direct Relief Steps Up Cash Commitment to $25,000 to Help Kenyan Health Needs

Direct Relief today increased its cash commitment to $25,000 to assist with the humanitarian crisis that has gripped areas of Kenya in the aftermath of recent elections. Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, Direct Relief’s regional medical adviser and founder of the OGRA Foundation, is leading the humanitarian coordinating council in the Kisumu area.  In a Friday evening (Kenya time) call, Dr. Hezron […]

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