Posts Tagged Emergency Response

Japan: Progress and Hope Two Years After the Earthquake and Tsunami

12-year-old Haruka (front) and her family were able to relocate with help from Japan Relief and Recovery Funds. Photo courtesy of the Association for Aid and Relief, Japan.

Two years after the devastating 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster struck northern Japan, taking the lives of more than 16,000 people and leaving an estimated 3,000 missing, Direct Relief continues to support long-term recovery efforts to restore health and hope to the people affected. Immediately following the disaster, Direct Relief and the Japanese American Citizens League […]

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Flu Vaccine Assistance to 38 States and Expanding

CVS Flu Clinic @ Healing Hands Ministries in Dallas, TX on Nov. 3, 2011

In what is being reported by public health officials as the worst flu season in the past decade, Direct Relief USA has distributed nearly 200,000 doses of flu vaccine to 265 nonprofit health centers and clinics in 38 states and is working to expand support as the flu season rages on. Direct Relief USA is the nation’s largest nonprofit charitable […]

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Assessing Medical Needs After Typhoon Bopha Batters the Philippines

Typhoon Bopha swept through the Phillipines Tuesday, leaving a path of destruction.

Direct Relief is in contact with hospitals and other healthcare providers in the Philippines, assessing the need for emergency medicines and supplies as information surfaces about devastating damage and loss of life following powerful Typhoon Bopha, known locally as Pablo, which hit the Pacific island nation Tuesday. News sources report more than 300 deaths and several hundred injured and missing, mostly on the hardest-hit island of […]

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Monitoring Partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Bopha Makes Landfall

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Direct Relief  has reached out to partners located in Typhoon Bopha’s trajectory, continuing to monitor the storm as it travels across the southern Philippines. With winds to 160 mph, equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane,  Typhoon Bopha has made landfall in the Philippine island of Mindanao, where two partner hospitals – Valencia Hospital and Mindanao Hospital – are located. More than […]

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Hurricane Sandy: New Yorkers in Need Receive Urgent Supplies

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This morning, members of the Direct Relief community visited partner clinics in and near New York City to help deliver urgently requested nutritional supplies and personal care items to New Yorkers – many of whom still have no electricity, heat, hot water, or refrigeration. The team arrived to a steady flow of patients as the William F. Ryan – NENA […]

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NYC Ryan-NENA Health Center Gives Health & Hope After Sandy

Ryan-NENA Executive Director, Kathy Gruber, discusses the health center's efforts to provide health care for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

While most of the Lower East Side of Manhattan was plunged into darkness last week after Hurricane Sandy, the William F. Ryan – NENA Community Health Center remained a beacon of light, providing hope and stability for their patients in the surrounding community. “They’ve been life savers; they help me so much with everything. If I’m ever in a crisis, […]

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