Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Readying Medicines to Help Peruvians Affected by Severe Cold

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Direct Relief is preparing a shipment of medicines and medical supplies to help treat people in Peru suffering from a severe cold wave that has hit at least ten districts of the country, causing the government to declare a state of emergency. The shipment will support a team of doctors from the Peruvian American Medical Society who are traveling to […]

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$1.5 Million in Grants to Hurricane Sandy-Battered Nonprofit Health Centers in NY, NJ

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Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announce relief to health centers affected by the storm SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 2 – Twenty-six nonprofit health centers in Hurricane Sandy-affected areas of New York and New Jersey learned today that they would receive cash grants — collectively totaling $1,500,000 — to boost recovery efforts and continue providing essential […]

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Update: Colorado Wildfires Response

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In response to several major wildfires in Colorado, Direct Relief has shipped 14 deliveries of critical medicines and medical supplies to three health centers treating people affected by the smoke and flames. During the Black Forest Fire, Mission Medical Clinic and Open Bible Medical Clinic – both in Colorado Springs – expanded their care under the emergency circumstances to help treat […]

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Readying Response to Landslides, Flooding in India and Nepal

Direct Relief is monitoring the flooding using Palantir technology. Purple areas show affected states, red shows areas where landslides and flooding have occurred.

In response to the heavy rains and flooding battering northern India and Nepal over the past week, Direct Relief has reached out to six of its health center partners to offer medical assistance for people affected. The monsoon rains and subsequent flooding are feared to have killed up to 1,000 people, stranded more than 70,000 people, and have caused massive […]

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Responding to the Black Forest Fire in Colorado

Smoke from the Black Forest Fire can post serious health threats. Photo: Natalie Pate, Direct Relief intern.

Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team has reached out to its health center and clinic partners near the Black Forest Fire burning near Colorado Springs, Colorado and has stock of fire-related medical supplies ready to deploy from its warehouse. The growing fire, which has consumed 15,000 acres and has destroyed at least 360 homes – the most ever in a Colorado […]

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Update: Oklahoma Tornado Response Continues

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Nearly three weeks after the devastating tornadoes initially hit the Oklahoma City area – followed by continued storms, severe flooding and the widest tornado in U.S. history – Direct Relief’s emergency response team continues to get critical medicines and medical supplies to people affected. With the Moore Medical Center completely destroyed by the tornado,  Direct Relief’s local network of community health care […]

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