Posts Tagged Floods

Direct Relief Responds to Pakistan Flooding with Up to $5 Million in Aid

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Santa Barbara, CA (August 10, 2010)—Direct Relief International announced today that it has made an initial commitment of up to $5 million in medical material aid for emergency flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The organization has been working closely with several longtime partners in Pakistan who are assisting the injured and displaced, which number a reported 13 million throughout the […]

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Emergency Response Team Coordinating with Partners to Identify Medical Aid Needs for the Flood-Affected

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Direct Relief International is working closely with partners in Pakistan to assist people affected by extensive flooding there. According to news reports, flood waters have killed more than 1,600 and displaced or affected more than 13 million people in the country. Direct Relief’s emergency response team is working with longtime partners Marie Stopes Society Pakistan and the American Refugee Committee (ARC), among others, to […]

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Partners in Pakistan Assessing Needs as Rescue Efforts Continue

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Direct Relief is coordinating response efforts with partners in Pakistan to help the millions of people displaced by extreme flooding throughout the country. Partners are echoing news reports that the northwestern region has been hit particularly hard, destroying bridges and cutting off villages that are home to tens of thousands of people. “It’s a very horrible situation,” reports Dr. Bakht […]

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Direct Relief Offers Assistance in Response to Flooding in Pakistan

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Direct Relief International has offered emergency medical aid to healthcare partners responding to massive flooding in Pakistan. According to news reports, flooding over the past week has killed more than 430 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in both the southern and northwestern portions of the country, destroying homes, bridges, roads, and other infrastructure. Direct Relief has strong partnerships in […]

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Direct Relief Assembling Needed Medical Aid for Guatemala, El Salvador

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Direct Relief International is assembling needed medical aid for Guatemala and El Salvador to assist people injured in and displaced by flooding caused by Tropical Storm Agatha and the eruption of Pacaya Volcano. An initial consignment of antibiotics, antifungal agents, and medicines to treat respiratory conditions is being prepared to send to Caritas de Guatemala, a trusted partner that has […]

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Direct Relief Responding to Flooding and Volcano Eruption in Central America

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Direct Relief International is reaching out today to partners in El Salvador and Guatemala to offer assistance after widespread evacuations and damage from two natural disasters, the eruption of Pacaya volcano and flooding from Tropical Storm Agatha. The organization is tapping into its standing inventory to resource needed items to treat the reported more than 115,000 people affected and displaced. More than 100 people […]

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