Posts Tagged Earthquakes

Direct Relief Grants $75,000 to Three Grassroots Groups in Haiti

Mary Jo, Foyer Espoir Pour Les Enfants, Port-au-Prince
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Direct Relief International has recently granted an additional $75,000 to three new grassroots groups in Haiti who are instrumental in helping their communities recover from the effects of the devastating earthquake in January 2010. The total granted to similar groups now tops $632,000. For a complete list of grantees, click here. The recent grantees are: Association of the Peasants of […]

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Haiti: One Year Later

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The numbers are staggering: more than 230,000 people killed, hundreds of thousands injured, and 1.3 million left homeless in just minutes on January 12, 2010. In response to this devastation, Direct Relief has provided the largest emergency response in its history, delivering $57 million (wholesale) in medical aid for people injured in and displaced by the earthquake. That equates to […]

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$20,000 Community Grant Supports Hospital at Quake Epicenter

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Direct Relief International has provided a $20,000 grant to Camejo Polyclinique in Leogane, Haiti, to fully equip the facility’s newly built operating room. At the epicenter of the January earthquake, Camejo is the only remaining hospital in Leogane, and it has 60,000 patients on its roster of the 400,000 people in the area. Drs. Marie and Joseph Charles—a husband-and-wife physician […]

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Emergency Airlift to Indonesia to Help in Spate of Emergencies

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Direct Relief is assembling an emergency air shipment to Indonesia following a spate of natural disasters, including a 7.7-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, multiple volcanic eruptions, and major flooding that wiped out villages in West Papua. The consignment, valued at more than $464,000 (wholesale), includes a range of critically needed items, from amoxicillin to surgical instruments, and will support […]

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Direct Relief International Equipping Mobile Medical Team for Tsunami Response in Indonesia

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Direct Relief International is equipping the mobile medical team from Reach Out Worldwide, which is providing emergency medical aid in Indonesia following the earthquake and tsunami there. The organization is providing the team with multivitamins, wound dressings, and surgical instruments, valued at $14,600 (wholesale), which will be used to treat people affected by the tsunami. Triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners Following Tsunami in Indonesia

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to partners today to offer assistance following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck off the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra, Indonesia, last night. According to news reports, more than 108 people have been killed in the tsunami and more than 500 are missing. Direct Relief is prepared to respond as partners’ needs are assessed […]

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