Posts Tagged Disaster Response

Coding for a Cause: Women’s Hackathon Teams Simulate Disaster Response

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This past Saturday in Phoenix, Ariz. I had the honor and the pleasure of helping out with one of a series of events being held around the world as part of Microsoft’s 3rd International Women’s Hackathon.  The young women huddled around tables and laptops in Phoenix were part of an enormous global community ranging from the U.S. to Europe to […]

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Japan: Progress and Hope Two Years After the Earthquake and Tsunami

12-year-old Haruka (front) and her family were able to relocate with help from Japan Relief and Recovery Funds. Photo courtesy of the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan.

Two years after the devastating 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster struck northern Japan, taking the lives of more than 16,000 people and leaving an estimated 3,000 missing, Direct Relief continues to support long-term recovery efforts to restore health and hope to the people affected. Immediately following the disaster, Direct Relief and the Japanese American Citizens League […]

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Assessing Medical Needs After Typhoon Bopha Batters the Philippines

Typhoon Bopha swept through the Phillipines Tuesday, leaving a path of destruction.

Direct Relief is in contact with hospitals and other healthcare providers in the Philippines, assessing the need for emergency medicines and supplies as information surfaces about devastating damage and loss of life following powerful Typhoon Bopha, known locally as Pablo, which hit the Pacific island nation Tuesday. News sources report more than 300 deaths and several hundred injured and missing, mostly on the hardest-hit island of […]

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Monitoring Partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Bopha Makes Landfall

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Direct Relief  has reached out to partners located in Typhoon Bopha’s trajectory, continuing to monitor the storm as it travels across the southern Philippines. With winds to 160 mph, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane,  Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the Philippine island of Mindanao, where two partner hospitals – Valencia Hospital and Mindanao Hospital – are located. More than […]

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Devasted Brooklyn Health Center Continues Care

Addabbo Family Health Center

An urgent shipment of medicines and supplies arrived this afternoon at Direct Relief’s newest health center partner, Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center – the only community health center located in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood and one of six in the Addabbo network. “This is sent from heaven,” exclaimed Bea Cordero, the clinic site manager. “It’s like Christmas!” The staff […]

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FedEx Provides Support to Hurricane Sandy Relief

DRI staff and FedEx Plane

FedEx Corp. announced this week that the company is donating $50,000 cash and $100,000 in-kind transportation services to Direct Relief for Hurricane Sandy relief and recovery efforts. The donations are part of a generous $1.2 million commitment in support of a handful of humanitarian organizations providing emergency relief. The company has a long history of supporting disaster survivors worldwide, and […]

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