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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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Medical Aid Delivering to Vietnam to Help Flood Displaced

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To assist people affected by massive flooding in Vietnam, Direct Relief International is sending an emergency air shipment of medical aid to Marie Stopes International (MSI) Vietnam. The shipment of specifically requested and donated products includes Ensure from Abbott and the antibiotics erythromycin and ceftin from GlaxoSmithKline. According to news reports, in the past month more than 150 people have […]

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Direct Relief Delivers More Than $2.6 Million in Medical Aid for Pakistan Floods

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Since record floods hit Pakistan in September, Direct Relief International has delivered more than $2.6 million (wholesale) in medical aid for people affected by the emergency. The emergency infusion of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies has been sent to five key partners in Pakistan who have been treating flood survivors at their health facilities and through mobile medical clinics: Murshid Hospital […]

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Direct Relief Extends Assistance to Partners in Vietnam Responding to Flooding

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Direct Relief International is coordinating with partners in Vietnam to provide medical aid to support the emergency response to flooding there. Marie Stopes International (MSI) Vietnam representatives report that two of their clinics, in the central provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh have been badly affected, as have the people of those provinces. “As the heavy rain started after […]

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Direct Relief Delivering $800,000 in Aid to Pakistan for Flood Relief

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To support ongoing relief efforts in Pakistan after record flooding there, Direct Relief is delivering this week more than $762,000 in medical material aid to Bethania Hospital in Sialkot and has recently facilitated in-country deliveries of $49,000 in requested products from Abbott. Bethania Hospital, in addition to their ongoing work at their base hospital facility, is also actively engaged in […]

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Direct Relief Delivering $1.25 Million in Medical Aid to Pakistan

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As part of the ongoing emergency response to extensive flooding in Pakistan that has displaced millions of people, Direct Relief International is sending almost $1.25 million (wholesale) in medical aid to Murshid Hospital in Sindh. Containing medical products the hospital specifically requested, the shipment includes antibiotics, multivitamins, syringes and needles, surgical instruments, and more. Several partners in Pakistan have reported […]

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