Posts Tagged Emergency Response

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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Responding to Deadly Midwest Tornadoes

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Direct Relief’s emergency team has offered assistance to its clinic and health center partners located near the areas of Indiana and Illinois where more than 80 tornadoes were sighted Sunday, killing at least six people and injuring 200 more. Though the storms are over, the risks aren’t. With as many as 400 homes destroyed in Washington, Ill. alone, many people […]

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Statement Regarding Donations for Typhoon Haiyan

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Direct Relief relies on charitable contributions to conduct humanitarian assistance throughout the United States and globally. In the outpouring of generosity and offers of assistance in the aftermath of catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan, Direct Relief wishes to note its policy regarding donor-designated contributions as it has done in previous high-profile emergencies (such as Hurricane Sandy last year, the 2011 Japan earthquake […]

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Aid Bound for Philippines to Help Typhoon Haiyan Survivors

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More than 1.5 tons of emergency medicine and medical supplies – valued at $275,000 – are en route to the Philippines, with more on the way, as Direct Relief’s Emergency Team continues to monitor health-related needs following Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) – the most powerful storm to ever make landfall. The typhoon battered the island nation early Friday […]

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