Posts Tagged Earthquakes

Providing Emergency Obstetric Care in Haiti

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As part of an ongoing effort to strengthen emergency obstetric care in Haiti, Direct Relief International is providing funding to complete construction of the fourth and final building in the Maternity Health Unit at the Convention Baptist Hospital in Quartier Morin, Haiti. Access to emergency obstetric care is severely limited in Haiti, which has the highest rate of maternal mortality […]

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Direct Relief Reaches out to Healthcare Partners after Severe Rain Storms Sweep Through Haiti

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Severe rain storms throughout Haiti and the Caribbean during the first weeks of June kicked off what is anticipated to be an extremely active hurricane season. The heavy rains caused flash flooding and mudslides killing 23 people and served as a reminder how fragile Haiti’s healthcare system remains 18 months after the powerful earthquake devastated its capital. This is the […]

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Japan Response: Expanded Effort Targets Hardest Hit Areas

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Santa Barbara, CA and Washington, D.C.—The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International today announced an additional $1 million in grants to five Japanese nonprofit groups coordinating relief efforts and providing services for the most vulnerable people affected by the earthquake and tsunami. $1 million in cash from the JACL-Direct Relief Japan Relief and Recovery Fund will be […]

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JACL and Direct Relief Provide $400,000 for Emergency Humanitarian Efforts

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Funds to the Association for Aid and Relief Japan will assist displaced people who are disabled and elderly March 21, 2011, (Santa Barbara)—Direct Relief International and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) today made an initial cash transfer of $400,000 from its jointly established Japan Relief and Recovery Fund to Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan), a 31-year-old […]

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Japanese American Citizens League, Direct Relief International Join Together for Japan Relief

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The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International today announced a collaboration to support relief and recovery efforts in Japan – the formation of the Japan Relief and Recovery Fund. JACL, which was founded in 1929, is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States and also operates one of its 112 chapters […]

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Chile Earthquake: One Year Later

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The 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile on February 27, 2010 was the fifth largest in the world since 1900. It left 500 people dead and approximately 1.5 million people homeless. To help people injured in and affected by the quake, Direct Relief has provided approximately $620,500 (wholesale) worth of medical and surgical supplies, nutritional products, personal care items, and blankets […]

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