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Staff Reports from Port-au-Prince

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Direct Relief staff members Brett Williams and Nate Brock are in Haiti coordinating logistics and relief efforts there. Williams’ comments from Port-au-Prince follow: We have been able to organize the piles of medical supplies for the tent hospital that has been established in two large tents at the UN compound, where dozens of volunteer physicians from the States and several […]

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Boy Donates Birthday Money for Haiti Today

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Direct Relief received a donation today from a boy who came to our offices with his mother to drop off money he had received for his birthday. He is one of thousands of donors who have selflessly supported our emergency response work in Haiti, at whatever level they are able. We are touched and grateful for your support

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Direct Relief Emergency Response Staff in Haiti to Coordinate Logistics

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Brett Williams, director of emergency response, and Nate Brock, operations specialist, are in Port-au-Prince coordinating logistics and more for Direct Relief’s aid provision in country. The two are attending briefings with Former President Bill Clinton (right) as well as U.N. officials. Williams has coordinated on-the-ground earthquake responses for Direct Relief during Pakistan’s 2005 quake and the 2008 quake in China. […]

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Consignment Arrives Five Days Before Quake

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Five days before the earthquake hit in Haiti, Justinian University Hospital (JUH) in Cap-Haitien received a 40-foot container size shipment of medical aid and supplies from Direct Relief to support its regular patient care.  Valued at more than $135,000 (wholesale), the supplies and equipment will be extremely useful as the hospital anticipates an influx of trauma patients in the coming […]

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FedEx Shipment Leaving Direct Relief International Today for Haiti

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Direct Relief International is airlifting 13 pallets of medications and medical supplies to Haiti today via FedEx. The shipment includes antibiotics, wound care, sterilization products, bandages, and other necessary supplies to treat the injured. The shipment contains products valued at over $600,000. FedEx has generously donated its logistics and transportation services to assist in the earthquake response. FedEx is picking […]

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Partners Outside Port-au-Prince Treating Quake Injured

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Direct Relief partners reported this morning that they are seeing increasing numbers of patients from the quake-affected areas of Port-au-Prince are seeking care at their facilities outside the damage zone. With medical facilities in Port-au-Prince overwhelmed or destroyed, patients are migrating out to neighboring areas to seek care. Aid deploying tomorrow will help replenish their stocks so they can continue […]

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