Posts Tagged Cyclones

$1.2 Million Worth of Medicines, Supplies Sent to Bangladesh to Aid Response to Cyclone Sidr

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Direct Relief is continuing to respond to specific requests from local partners in Bangladesh affected by Cyclone Sidr, and today sent eight tons of medical material assistance, valued at $1.2 million (wholesale), to local partner Sangkalpa Trust. This shipment contained a disaster module, a standard part of Direct Relief’s response to emergencies worldwide, with an assortment of wound dressings, sutures, exam gloves, […]

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Additional Aid Set for Bangladesh Partners

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Direct Relief International is preparing to send at least two additional emergency airfreight shipments of medical material aid to help those affected by Cyclone Sidr, which latest reports estimate has left nearly 3,500 dead in its wake. An emergency supply of medical materials is being prepared for Direct Relief partner Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha (SSS), a locally run nonprofit healthcare and […]

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Direct Relief Engages Partners, Officials, and Donors to Aid Bangladesh

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Four days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh with violent winds and a 15-foot surge of water, Direct Relief International continues to galvanize available resources to help the 3 million people affected by the emergency. As reported on Friday, two shipments that were intended for regular ongoing support of local partners will be redirected for emergency response as needed, and Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief International Reaching Out to Partners in Bangladesh, Releases $280,000 in Medical Aid

In response to Cyclone Sidr, a Category 4 system that hit Bangladesh yesterday evening, Direct Relief has reached out to its long-standing network of in-country partners with offers of medical material assistance and released for the emergency $280,000 (wholesale) in material currently en route to partners. A 20-foot container of medical material aid for the Hope Foundation’s hospital is currently at […]

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