Posts Tagged Disaster Response

Abbott Expands In-Country Donations to Support Pakistan Response

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Longtime Direct Relief supporter Abbott Laboratories is expanding its in-country donations of medical aid for people affected by extensive flooding in Pakistan by providing a second round of requested medicines to American Refugee Committee (ARC). Abbott is donating medical items directly from its affiliate in Pakistan, which speeds up delivery of urgently needed aid. Products include ibuprofen; clarithromycin, a broad-spectrum […]

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Direct Relief Airlifting $335,000 in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is airlifting $335,000 in medical material aid to Pakistan to help people affected by the ongoing extensive flooding there. Marie Stopes Society in Pakistan will receive the materials, which it will use to equip its medical outreach camps in 35 affected districts. With an estimated 20 million people in Pakistan affected by record flooding, waterborne diseases among […]

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Fourth Round of Community Grants Awarded to Small Haitian Nonprofits

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As part of its $500,000 commitment to fund small, grassroots Haitian nonprofits who are helping their communities recover from January’s earthquake, Direct Relief International has recently awarded a fourth round of specifically targeted grants. The groups receiving the latest grants are: Mouvement Paysan de l’Acul du Nord (Peasant Movement of Acul du Nord) Despite the lack of earthquake damage in the […]

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Direct Relief Expediting In-Country Medical Aid Delivery for Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is expediting the in-country delivery of urgently needed medical supplies to organizations supporting people affected by flooding in Pakistan. Abbott Laboratories in Pakistan is donating the children’s oral rehydration solution Pedialyte and the pharmaceutical Entamizole, used to treat gastrointestinal infections including acute amoebic dysentery and giardia, which are common when people are exposed to contaminated standing water […]

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Direct Relief Delivering Needed Aid for Pakistan Flood Response

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Direct Relief International is sending an initial shipment of more than $335,000 (wholesale) in medical aid to support the emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan. Marie Stopes Society Pakistan (MSSP), a longtime partner, will receive the shipment to equip medical camps in each of the 22 districts that have been affected. The delivery includes antibiotics, antifungal agents, and medical […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Pakistan Flooding with Up to $5 Million in Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)—Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The organization has been working closely with several longtime partners in Pakistan who are assisting the injured and displaced, which number a reported 13 million throughout the […]

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