Posts Tagged Emergency Response

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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Direct Relief Responds to Pakistan Flooding with Up to $5 Million in Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)—Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The organization has been working closely with several longtime partners in Pakistan who are assisting the injured and displaced, which number a reported 13 million throughout the […]

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Five Years Later: Indian Ocean Emergency Response

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The images are unforgettable from that December 26 five years ago, when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused such destruction to countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Direct Relief International, thanks to a generous outpouring of support from donors, has provided almost $60 million in medical humanitarian aid to help people affected by the tsunami live healthier, better lives. The reach […]

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Cyclone Nargis Response Timeline

April 27, 2008  Cyclone Nargis heads north over the Bay of Bengal toward Myanmar, also known as Burma. May 3  The cyclone strikes Yangon, the former capital city Rangoon. May 4  Direct Relief contacts its partners and friends working in Myanmar and neighboring Thailand for information, updates, and to offer condolences and support. May 9  Based on this trustworthy information, […]

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Aid to Bangladesh Tops $2.8 Million

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Nearly a year after massive and powerful Cyclone Sidr battered Bangladesh’s southern coast, Direct Relief continues to help with recovery. The size of Iowa, Bangladesh is home to more than 153 million people, nearly half of whom live on less than $1 per day and have extremely limited resources. Thanks to generous donations received on behalf of cyclone victims, Direct […]

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Direct Relief Aid Tops $14 Million on Pakistan Earthquake on 3yr Anniversary

Three years ago, a devastating earthquake shook northern Pakistan, leaving thousands to cope with dramatic, life-changing injuries. As the country has made the difficult journey from emergency response to reconstruction, Direct Relief has provided more than $14 million in assistance to local partners rebuilding the healthcare infrastructure and helping the injured recover. In particular, a rehabilitation center in Besham, in the Northwest Frontier Province, provides […]

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