Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Emergency Aid Headed to Flooded Solomon Islands

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Direct Relief is sending emergency aid to the Solomon Islands following massive flooding that has resulted in at least 23 deaths and the displacement of 9,000 people. Direct Relief’s local partners, the Loloma Foundation and the Solomon Islands Living Memorial Project, report that in addition to massive displacement, the islands are battling a deadly dengue fever outbreak. The disease is transmitted […]

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Philippine Consul General Visits Headquarters

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The Philippine Consul General of Los Angeles visited Direct Relief headquarters yesterday to learn more about our typhoon response efforts as well as to help us build new partnerships with organizations working locally. The Honorable Ma. Hellen Barber De La Vega (pictured above in red) was accompanied by members of the Philippine Disaster Relief Organization (PeDRO), a Los Angeles-based Filipino volunteer […]

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Typhoon Haiyan Response: One Month Update

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With the one month mark past us, please read the comprehensive overview below to find out more about Direct Relief’s relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines since Typhoon Haiyan hit the island nation. THE LARGEST TYPHOON EVER Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda), the largest typhoon in recorded history, struck the Visayas regions of the Philippines on November […]

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Partner Spotlight: Equipping Reach Out WorldWide Responders

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In light of Paul Walker’s recent death, Direct Relief is spotlighting the extraordinary work of his organization, Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW). While many knew him as the star of The Fast and the Furious movie series, Direct Relief was fortunate to know him as the founder of one of our emergency response partners working to help people in need. Our team became […]

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Largest Shipment in Direct Relief History Arrives in the Philippines

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Direct Relief’s largest-ever shipment of emergency medicines and medical supplies in its 65-year history arrived early Monday morning in Cebu, Philippines to support partners on the ground who are providing medical care for people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The massive air shipment, valued at $5 million, includes enough medicines to treat 250,000 people and was delivered on a charter flight […]

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From the Philippines: Emergency Care in Cebu

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  Two members of our Emergency Response Team are currently traveling in the Philippines, working to assess health needs and assist with Direct Relief’s response on the ground. Below is an update from our Emergency Response Manager, Andrew MacCalla: After meeting with the local Red Cross, the local Disaster Management Agency, and the Governor of Cebu, an extremely gracious and friendly […]

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