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Emergency Supplies On the Way to People Affected by SoCal Fires

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An emergency shipment of inhalers and nebulizers is on the way to Direct Relief’s longtime partner in San Diego County treating people affected by the outbreak of wildfires in Southern California. A physician at North County Health Services in San Marcos, Calif. said the poor air quality caused by smoke and particulates from the nearby Carlsbad Fire is exacerbating symptoms […]

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Responding to the Bernardo Fire in San Diego County

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Direct Relief has offered assistance to health center partners located near the Bernardo Fire that began Tuesday in northern San Diego County and has burned nearly 1,600 acres. The Bernardo Fire is now 25 percent contained and evacuation orders have been lifted, but officials warn that high temperatures and high winds mean “the battle is not over,” reports the LA […]

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Responding to the Miguelito Brushfire in California’s Central Coast

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Direct Relief is in contact with partners near the Miguelito brushfire near Lompoc, Calif. that began this afternoon and has grown to 150 acres. Residents living near the fire are under a mandatory evacuation order, reports KEYT NewsChannel3. Two evacuation centers have opened, with one specifically focused on helping people with medical needs resulting from the fire. The Emergency Response Team […]

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Responding to the Etiwanda Fire in Southern California

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In response to the Etiwanda Fire burning near Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Direct Relief has offered assistance to its health center and clinic partners in the area. Nearly 1,700 homes have been ordered to evacuate as a result of the wind-driven brush fire that began this morning in a remote canyon area north of the city, reports KTLA. The blaze has spread to […]

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Responding to the Fire in Valparaíso, Chile

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response team is preparing a shipment for its partner Fundación FEDES in Chile to help people affected by a forest fire that spread through the port city of Valparaíso. The fire has killed 15 people, destroyed at least 2,000 homes, and forced thousands to evacuate. Fundación FEDES (Fundación Educativa de Desarrollo Economico y Social), is a Chilean nongovernmental organization that […]

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Responding to the Colby Fire in Glendora, Calif.

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In response to the Colby Fire, which broke out early this morning in Glendora, Calif., Direct Relief’s emergency response team has contacted more than 60 partner health clinics in the Los Angeles area and is monitoring health-related needs. More than 1,700 acres have burned, three people have been injured, five homes were destroyed, and hundreds of homes have been evacuated, […]

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