Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Floods Assistance: What We’re Doing

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South Asia’s summer monsoon season has been particularly harsh this year, and has caused severe flooding in areas of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, displacing more than 20 million people. The pooling of contaminated flood water, combined with the region’s hot climate, has created an ideal breeding ground for diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and various skin ailments. The flooding has […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Flooding in Bolivia

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Direct Relief International is responding to the severe flooding that has plagued Bolivia since January. Two emergency air shipments were sent last week to healthcare providers in Bolivia to help them address the large number of cases of acute respiratory infections, diarrhea, skin diseases, and dengue fever resulting from the flooding. The assistance, valued at $403,517 (wholesale), includes basic antibiotics, […]

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Direct Relief in Contact with Bolivia Partners

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Amidst the flooding in Bolivia, Direct Relief International is in contact with its local partner network in the country and is currently seeking the most efficient and safest route into the devastated area. Direct Relief has strong relationships with several partners in Bolivia, including ProMujer and PROSALUD whom Direct Relief will support with emergency medical aid in response to the […]

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Direct Relief Responds to Flooding in Jakarta

Direct Relief is compiling a shipment for partner CHF International who is assisting the Indonesian Red Crescent, to be sent out on Friday in response to the flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia. The aid, worth $280,550 (wholesale), contains basic antibiotics, rice-based oral rehydration salts, wound dressings and anti-fungals, all of which were specifically requested by CHF. These supplies will be necessary […]

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Direct Relief Provides Emergency Assistance in Flood-Affected Areas of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia

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Direct Relief’s shipment of critically needed medical supplies to Kenya’s flooding zones arrived today in Rabuor, Kenya, home of in-country partner the OGRA Foundation. The shipment contained $201,761 (wholesale) worth of essential antibiotics, analgesics, and other drugs and supplies designed to combat infections, aid diabetics, and help medical professionals at the OGRA Foundation’s two clinics in the Kisumu and Nyando […]

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Preparing Aid for Flooded Regions in Horn of Africa

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Direct Relief International is preparing emergency shipments of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals valued at nearly $1 million to three in-country partners in response to the recent flooding in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. The flooding in the Horn of Africa has killed more than 150 people and continues to affect over 1.8 million others. The flooding has exacerbated an already serious […]

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