Posts Tagged Cyclones

Direct Relief Commits $500,000 In Cash To Relief Effort

Direct Relief International today committed $500,000 in cash to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and sent an initial airlift of $200,000 in essential medical aid. The cash commitment, enabled in part by donations from over 7,500 individual contributors who contributed via Google Checkout, will be used to furnish essential medical material to health facilities in Myanmar and partner organizations […]

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Mapping Myanmar’s Healthcare Network

Direct Relief is continuing to reach out to its network of partner clinics and regional associations in and around Myanmar, including the exploration of logistical routes for medical material aid. Our Asia program officer is en route to Thailand in order to aid this process. To help inform our response, Direct Relief has taken the health facility data from the […]

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Humanitarian Aid Blocked – Cash Investment to Boost Health Services in Border Area

Direct Relief International today postponed its initial shipment of aid due to the widely reported reluctance of the Myanmar government’ to accept outside aid. An emergency conference call today with fellow members of the Partnership for Quality Medical Donations, which includes over a dozen healthcare companies and colleague humanitarian nonprofits, confirmed all aid groups - as well as governments – are encountering […]

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Supporting Medical Team Headed for Myanmar

In response to Cyclone Nargis, which has killed an estimated 22,500 people and displaced approximately 1 million more, Direct Relief has committed financial assistance to support Australian Aid International’s emergency medical team. AAI, a long-time trusted partner, is dispatching an experienced five-person medical team to Myanmar this week. The team consists of physicians, paramedics, and a logistician. Along with conducting an […]

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Assistance Offered to Myanmar In Wake of Cyclone

In response to the cyclone that struck Myanmar over the weekend, Direct Relief International has offered assistance to regional humanitarian assistance groups. The storm is reported to have caused tremendous damage and resulted in the tragic loss of more than 10,000 lives. Direct Relief has contacted partners in Thailand and other neighboring countries, some of whom also run programs in Myanmar, […]

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Direct Relief Program Officer in Bangladesh: “Wide Variety of Needs Remain”

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Direct Relief Staff Member Matt MacCalla reports back from Bangladesh with a situational report on the health situation there following Cyclone Sidr. Direct Relief has committed $1.5 million in resources to the Sidr response. Direct Relief is continuing to build its in-country network of healthcare providers in Bangladesh to assist with this response and further develop long-term partnerships. Cyclone Sidr, deemed a […]

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