Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Direct Relief Grants $10,000 in Emergency Funds for Response in Kenya

Direct Relief International today granted $10,000 in emergency funds to local partner the OGRA Foundation to assist with the in-country purchase of critically needed materials. Direct Relief’s emergency response team was in touch with Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa, founder of the OGRA Foundation and Direct Relief’s regional medical advisor, yesterday evening Pacific time (daytime in Kenya). “We are trying to save […]

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Responding to Needs of Those Affected by Civil Strife in Kenya

Direct Relief is releasing aid in response to the outbreak of violence in Kenya that reportedly has resulted in at least 300 deaths and the displacement of thousands of people. Direct Relief’s response is being coordinated by our regional medical adviser in Kenya, Dr. Hezron Mc’Obewa.  Dr. Hezron also is the founder of the Kenyan-based OGRA Foundation that operates health clinics […]

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Grants, Material Aid Flow to Partners Impacted by Fires

As the fires that burned more than 516,000 acres and displaced 880,000 residents in Southern California have subsided, Direct Relief has continued to support clinics treating patients throughout the region, with an emphasis on San Diego County. Since the initial outbreak of the fires in late October, Direct Relief has distributed 71 relief shipments – including over 80,000 masks that […]

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$1.2 Million Worth of Medicines, Supplies Sent to Bangladesh to Aid Response to Cyclone Sidr

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Direct Relief is continuing to respond to specific requests from local partners in Bangladesh affected by Cyclone Sidr, and today sent eight tons of medical material assistance, valued at $1.2 million (wholesale), to local partner Sangkalpa Trust. This shipment contained a disaster module, a standard part of Direct Relief’s response to emergencies worldwide, with an assortment of wound dressings, sutures, exam gloves, […]

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Additional Aid Set for Bangladesh Partners

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Direct Relief International is preparing to send at least two additional emergency airfreight shipments of medical material aid to help those affected by Cyclone Sidr, which latest reports estimate has left nearly 3,500 dead in its wake. An emergency supply of medical materials is being prepared for Direct Relief partner Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha (SSS), a locally run nonprofit healthcare and […]

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Direct Relief Engages Partners, Officials, and Donors to Aid Bangladesh

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Four days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh with violent winds and a 15-foot surge of water, Direct Relief International continues to galvanize available resources to help the 3 million people affected by the emergency. As reported on Friday, two shipments that were intended for regular ongoing support of local partners will be redirected for emergency response as needed, and Direct Relief […]

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