Posts Tagged Floods

Direct Relief Delivering More Than $3.4 Million in Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is airlifting five pallets of urgently needed medical aid to Pakistan to assist people affected by flooding there. The consignment, sent via Pakistan Air, contains a range of requested materials including pharmaceuticals, lactated Ringer’s solution for intravenous administration of medicines, multivitamins, gloves, stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, syringes, and needles, valued at more than $3.4 million (wholesale). Murshid Hospital and […]

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Responding to Urgent Needs Following Flooding, Mudslides

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Direct Relief’s emergency response team is sourcing aid for people in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras affected by heavy rains that have caused flooding and mudslides there, displacing thousands of people and killing 66. The team has been in contact with longtime partners in the region to determine specific needs and has authorized the use of pre-positioned emergency aid […]

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Direct Relief Providing Critically Needed Medical Aid to Pakistan

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Direct Relief International is providing urgently needed medical aid for people affected by widespread flooding in Pakistan. Murshid Hospital, a longtime partner in Karachi, has specifically requested aid to treat patients with flood-related medical conditions. To speed the delivery of needed medicines, Direct Relief is providing an immediate cash grant of $25,000 for the hospital to procure items in-country. Sourcing […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners Responding to Flooding in Bolivia

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to partners in Bolivia to offer assistance in the wake of extensive flooding in Rurrenabaque. News reports indicate that 52 people have died in the flooding and several villages are heavily flooded in the departments of La Paz, Beni, and Cochabamba after about a month of rain. Direct Relief’s team is in contact with […]

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Partner in Batticaloa Establishing Medical Camps for Flood Affected People

Direct Relief has been in contact with the administrative officials at Batticaloa Hospital, who have indicated that medical aid is needed to support their response to the recent floods in Sri Lanka. Following two weeks of heavy monsoon rains, the hospital reports that it is surrounded by flood waters and is sending teams of medical personnel to set up mobile […]

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Extending Assistance to Partners in Sri Lanka Responding to Flooding

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Direct Relief International has reached out to partners in Sri Lanka to offer medical aid in response to extensive flooding there. News reports indicate that 23 people have been killed in the flooding, which extends over one-third of the country and has displaced 325,000 people. Direct Relief has provided aid in Sri Lanka for several years, expanding its efforts during the 2004 tsunami response. […]

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