Posts Tagged Earthquakes

Airlift of Specifically Requested Emergency Medical Materials Set for China

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Direct Relief International is preparing its first airlift of specifically requested medical aid to China in response to May’s 8.0-magnitude earthquake. This initial shipment of support will be received by the National Population and Family Planning Commission (NPFPC) and will include basic, critical supplies including surgical instruments, sterile gloves, masks, sterilizing tape, sterilizers, and topical antibiotic ointments. Direct Relief’s Emergency […]

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Direct Relief International Asked to Assist in China Quake Recovery

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After assessing quake-damaged cities in Sichuan Province and meeting with top-level medical officers and government officials, Direct Relief staff members have been asked to address specific needs to help support relief efforts after the 8.0-magnitude earthquake. With a reported 361,822 injured and an estimated 15 million relocated (UN OCHA), basic primary care will be crucial for this vulnerable population. Direct […]

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Direct Relief Identifying Partners For Medical Aid Support

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Since the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that struck China seven days ago, Direct Relief International has been hard at work to identify and support medical professionals in the affected areas of the country who need medical material and cash support in order to treat the estimated 245,000 people injured in the incident. Worldwide strategic partner Marie Stopes International, who operates five clinics […]

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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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Continuing Support of Relief Effort in Tsunami-Ravaged Indonesia

Continuing its aid to Indonesia in the wake of the July 7 tsunami, Direct Relief International has authorized three grants to assist on-the-ground partners in the country. The grants, totaling $80,533, will be distributed to the IBU Foundation, Australian Aid International, and Yayasan IDEP, three organizations that have been working as medical aid first responders. According to CNN, an estimated […]

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Medical Assistance offered for Indonesia Tsunami

In response to a tsunami triggered by a strong undersea earthquake off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island on Monday that has killed at least 80 people, Direct Relief International has contacted its local partner networks to advise them of available inventories of medical supplies and offer Direct Relief’s disaster response capabilities. Direct Relief is in contact with its corporate […]

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