Posts Tagged Disaster Response

Direct Relief International Equipping Mobile Medical Team for Tsunami Response in Indonesia

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Direct Relief International is equipping the mobile medical team from Reach Out Worldwide, which is providing emergency medical aid in Indonesia following the earthquake and tsunami there. The organization is providing the team with multivitamins, wound dressings, and surgical instruments, valued at $14,600 (wholesale), which will be used to treat people affected by the tsunami. Triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners Following Tsunami in Indonesia

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to partners today to offer assistance following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck off the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra, Indonesia, last night. According to news reports, more than 108 people have been killed in the tsunami and more than 500 are missing. Direct Relief is prepared to respond as partners’ needs are assessed […]

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Haiti: Direct Relief Commits $250,000, Airlifts 20 Tons of Medical Aid for Cholera Outbreak

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Direct Relief International today committed $250,000 in cash and sent a 20-ton emergency air shipment of essential medical supplies in response to the outbreak in Haiti of cholera, which public health officials today reported has claimed 253 lives and infected 3,015 people in the department of the Artibonite. See a video update  Direct Relief’s emergency air shipment contains medications and supplies […]

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Direct Relief Emergency Aid Shipment Enroute to Haiti

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Direct Relief International has dispatched this afternoon a shipment of critically needed medical aid to Haiti in response to the cholera outbreak there. Valued at more than $60,000 (wholesale), the consignment includes more than eight tons of material, including antibiotics to treat the infection and IV supplies. Facilities in the St. Marc area are overwhelmed with cholera patients; Partners in […]

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Direct Relief Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Direct Relief International is urgently delivering needed medical aid to partners in Haiti responding to the fast-moving cholera outbreak. Partner health facilities and news reports have indicated that more than 140 people have already died in the few days since the outbreak began. While the outbreak is currently in the central plateau, about 60 miles north of Port-au-Prince, the fear […]

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Direct Relief Extends Assistance to Partners in Vietnam Responding to Flooding

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Direct Relief International is coordinating with partners in Vietnam to provide medical aid to support the emergency response to flooding there. Marie Stopes International (MSI) Vietnam representatives report that two of their clinics, in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh have been badly affected, as have the people of those provinces. “As the heavy rain started after […]

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