Posts Tagged Disaster Response

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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Emergency Response Team Coordinating with Partners to Identify Medical Aid Needs for the Flood-Affected

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Direct Relief International is working closely with partners in Pakistan to assist people affected by extensive flooding there. According to news reports, flood waters have killed more than 1,600 and displaced or affected more than 13 million people in the country. Direct Relief’s emergency response team is working with longtime partners Marie Stopes Society Pakistan and the American Refugee Committee (ARC), among others, to […]

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Partners in Pakistan Assessing Needs as Rescue Efforts Continue

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Direct Relief is coordinating response efforts with partners in Pakistan to help the millions of people displaced by extreme flooding throughout the country. Partners are echoing news reports that the northwestern region has been hit particularly hard, destroying bridges and cutting off villages that are home to tens of thousands of people. “It’s a very horrible situation,” reports Dr. Bakht […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance in Response to Flooding in Pakistan

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Direct Relief International has offered emergency medical aid to healthcare partners responding to massive flooding in Pakistan. According to news reports, flooding over the past week has killed more than 430 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in both the southern and northwestern portions of the country, destroying homes, bridges, roads, and other infrastructure. Direct Relief has strong partnerships in […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid to Kern County Clinics Responding to Wildfires

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Kern County, California, to offer medical assistance as multiple wildfires burn there. The blazes, which began yesterday, have burned 30 homes, 15,000 acres, and forced 2,300 people to evacuate, news reports indicate; Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared a state of emergency for the county. People with respiratory conditions such as asthma face the […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation Commits Cash Support for Direct Relief’s Emergency Response in Uganda

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A longtime supporter of Direct Relief International’s ongoing humanitarian aid and emergency response efforts, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has generously assigned $15,000 in emergency funding to support the organization’s response to the deadly bombings July 11 in Kampala, Uganda. The funds will help AMREF (African Medical Research and Education Foundation) in Uganda to purchase needed medical supplies in-country to assist the […]

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