Posts Tagged Emergency Response

FedEx Airlifts Two Planeloads of Relief for Nepal

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Thanks to a generous donation by FedEx, a Nepal-bound airlift left the Memphis World Hub today with $15 million in medical supplies from Direct Relief. The charter carries aid from three relief organizations – Direct Relief, Heart to Heart, and Water Missions. The plane from Memphis will land in Dubai, U.A.E, where it will meet additional relief supplies. Teams on the ground […]

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Responding to Medical Needs After Tornadoes Sweep Southern Plains

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View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief is responding to medical needs following severe weather Wednesday night across the Plains in which 51 tornadoes were reported from northern Texas to Nebraska. One person died and at least a dozen more were injured, reports the Associated Press. The Emergency Response Team has reached out to 190 partners in six affected states – […]

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Responding to Severe Flooding in Northern Chile

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View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief is in contact with health care partners in Chile to deliver additional emergency aid supplies following severe flooding in northern Chile last week that has affected an estimated 30,000 people, destroyed 8,300 homes, and killed 27 people. A shipment of first aid supplies, exam gloves, and hygiene items were dispatched earlier this month to local […]

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Update: Vanuatu Cyclone Response

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View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Manager Gordon Willcock is in Vanuatu conducting assessments after Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam tore across the South Pacific last weekend. His update from the field below: Reports from the northern islands indicate they are okay, apart from the eastern coast of Pentecost. The southern island group, especially Tanna, were […]

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Cyclone Pam: Responding to Medical Needs in the South Pacific

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View image | gettyimages.com Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team continues to reach out to partner organizations in the South Pacific following the devastation from Tropical Cyclone Pam, which battered the island nation of Vanuatu on Saturday with winds reaching speeds up to 185 mph. Information regarding the situation in the norther Vanuatu islands is scarce. Even on Efate island, where […]

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Typhoon Hagupit Update: Preparedness Pays Off

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Direct Relief partner Leyte Provincial Hospital (LPH) broke open the typhoon module during the height of Typhoon Hagupit and they are now using the medicines and supplies at the hospital and in the smaller health facilities in the hardest hit areas. The module – one of three pre-positioned in the country earlier this year in preparation for storm season – contains enough […]

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