Posts Tagged Disaster Response

Responding to Fires Burning Throughout Southern California

In response to the recent fires burning throughout Southern California, Direct Relief has extended offers of support of medical inventories to partner clinics, clinic associations, and emergency officials in communities affected or threatened by the fires, and has ensured that Direct Relief’s resources, if needed, are coordinated with other responding agencies to best serve any affected residents. Clinic associations representing […]

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Forward Momentum – The Pakistan Earthquake, Two Years Later

Two years have passed since the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck northern Pakistan. Although the headlines may have faded, Direct Relief remains dedicated to supporting the rehabilitation of those still affected by the quake. With two recent cash grants totaling $95,000, Direct Relief’s financial support to partners in Pakistan has surpassed $1.2 million in total cash funding to groups dedicated to […]

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Additional Support for Mumbai On Its Way

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Heavy monsoon rains continue to pound South Asia where severe flooding across the region has brought the death toll to 780 in recent weeks. In Mumbai, deaths have been reported from leptospirosis, a bacterial infection which spread through contaminated water, and hospital admissions from viral fever, gastroenteritis, dengue, and malaria continues to be high. Direct Relief received a special appeal […]

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FedEx Donates Second Emergency Airlift for 16-Ton Humanitarian Delivery Friday

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Direct Relief’s emergency response to the Peru quake continues with a second emergency air shipment of 16 tons of humanitarian aid.  FedEx is again donating transportation to Direct Relief, along with Peruvian carrier Cielos de Peru, in response to the tragic August 15 earthquake in Peru that has killed at least 513 people. The materials include an emergency supply of first aid materials […]

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Additional Aid Set for Peru in Aftermath of Quake

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Direct Relief’s shipment last week of 32 cartons of aid worth $97,638 (wholesale), transported free of charge by FedEx, is set to arrive in Lima, Peru on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shipment includes a supply of antibiotics, which have been among the most-needed medicines, as well as other medical supplies. The cold weather, poor sanitary conditions, and dust from damaged buildings have […]

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Peruvian Government Expedites Direct Relief Humanitarian Assistance

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In an emergency meeting today at Direct Relief’s warehouse headquarters, Peruvian Vice Consul Aelín Perez and Dr. Ralph Kuon, president of the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS), planned for expedited humanitarian assistance in response to Wednesday’s massive 8.0-magnitude earthquake. Perez surveyed Direct Relief’s operations, met with the team handling the emergency response, and authorized on behalf of the Peruvian government immediate […]

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