Posts Tagged Earthquakes

Direct Relief Partner One Heart Reports from Tibet

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Arlene Samen, the founder and CEO of One Heart World-Wide, is in Tibet responding to the recent earthquake, supported by funds from Direct Relief. One Heart’s medical team has been working in Tibet for several years and plans to open a special maternal and child health clinic there. Monday, April 19 We arrived late Saturday night and spent most of Sunday […]

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Direct Relief Commits Up to $100,000 for Qinghai Quake Relief

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Direct Relief International has allocated up to $100,000 in cash to support the emergency response in China and Tibet following the earthquake in Qinghai Province yesterday.  A portion of those funds will finance the travel of three partner groups sending medical and assessment teams into the affected region, including Yushu. Direct Relief is coordinating with Amitabha Foundation, One HEART, and Mercy Relief, which […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners After China Earthquake

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Today Direct Relief International is reaching out to its partners in Tibet and China to assess needs following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake that struck yesterday. According to news reports, at least 400 people are feared dead and that number is expected to rise; while search-and-rescue efforts are underway to find survivors. Initial estimates number the injured in the tens of thousands. […]

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Haiti Quake: Direct Relief’s Long-Term Commitment to Recovery

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In the three months following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti’s capital, Direct Relief International has delivered emergency medical assistance valued at more than $34.8 million (wholesale) to more than 30 healthcare providers. Having worked in Haiti since 1964, Direct Relief had strong relationships with the country’s largest hospitals and clinics, allowing us to rapidly deploy resources to where they […]

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Direct Relief Responding to 7.7-Magnitude Earthquake in Sumatra

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to its partners in Indonesia to offer assistance following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake off the island of Sumatra today. News reports indicate that power blackouts have occurred on Simeulue Island following the quake and a tsunami warning is in effect for Indonesia; damage and injury assessments are being made. Partners contacted in the region include Muhammadiyah, Island Aid, Yayasan Bumi Sehat, Mercy Relief, […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance in Response to 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake in Baja California

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Direct Relief International has contacted several partners today to offer medical material aid in response to the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck this afternoon in Baja California, Mexico. Early this evening, Direct Relief reached out to partners in Southern California, including Mountain Health & Community Services and the Council of Community Clinics in San Diego County to offer assistance as needed. Direct Relief […]

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