Posts Tagged Emergency Response

$1.7 Million Worth of Emergency Medical Aid to Java

Direct Relief International this week provided two of its earthquake relief partners Australian Aid International (AAI) and CHF International with $1.7 million (wholesale) worth of medical material aid. The four tons of medical material was flown to Indonesia on Tuesday, June 13 and will be distributed on Thursday, June 16 in Indonesia. In response to the changing medical needs of […]

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Staff Story: Situation Report from Indonesia

This is a personal “From the Field” story by Direct Relief Employee Annie Maxwell and Emergency Coordinator Brett Williams. The Indonesian people have responded to the tragic loss of life and extensive displacement with tremendous resolve. Our arrival in Yogyakarta three days ago coincided with the arrival of the emergency medical shipment that had been packed and air-shipped.; Clearance of the […]

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Indonesia Earthquake Assistance Update

Chief of Staff Annie Maxwell and Emergency Coordinator Brett Williams reported from Yogyakarta today the increasing anxiety on the ground over whether Mt. Merapi will erupt. Yogyakarta is 30 km (18.6 miles) away from the Merapi, while Bantul which was the epicenter of the quake is 35 km (21.7 miles) away. The mountain’s lava dome has swelled, raising concerns that […]

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Amgen Funds Emergency Patient Transport, Surgical and Clinic Needs in Java

Direct Relief International today received a pledge from the Amgen Foundation for an emergency grant of $100,000 in response to the deadly May 27 earthquake that struck Java. In turn, Direct Relief International provided the entire amount to fund emergency needs for patient transport and surgical items in the frontline hospital caring for victims of the quake. Direct Relief also […]

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Direct Relief Mobilizes Medical and Financial Assistance for Java Earthquake

Direct Relief today prepared four emergency medical shipments and provided emergency financial assistance in response to requests from hospitals and organizations caring for victims of the May 27 earthquake in Java. The five tons of medical material, valued at $231,000 (wholesale), will be flown to Indonesia on Tuesday, May 30, for use by Indonesian-based partner organizations and colleague U.S. nongovernmental […]

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$100,000 in Cash & $500,000 in Medical Material Aid Committed to Indonesia Quake Relief Effort

Direct Relief International today committed an initial $100,000 in cash and $500,000 in medical material to assist victims of the devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia on May 27. “This is an initial cash commitment from our existing resources to respond to the severe medical needs of the people who have been injured and displaced,” said Direct Relief President […]

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