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Direct Relief Emergency Aid Shipment Enroute to Haiti

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Direct Relief International has dispatched this afternoon a shipment of critically needed medical aid to Haiti in response to the cholera outbreak there. Valued at more than $60,000 (wholesale), the consignment includes more than eight tons of material, including antibiotics to treat the infection and IV supplies. Facilities in the St. Marc area are overwhelmed with cholera patients; Partners in […]

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Direct Relief Delivering Urgently Needed Medical Aid to Fight Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

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Direct Relief International is urgently delivering needed medical aid to partners in Haiti responding to the fast-moving cholera outbreak. Partner health facilities and news reports have indicated that more than 140 people have already died in the few days since the outbreak began. While the outbreak is currently in the central plateau, about 60 miles north of Port-au-Prince, the fear […]

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Hygiene Kits Provide Comfort for Thousands of Displaced Families in Haiti

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Thanks to a donation of more than $1.1 million (wholesale) of personal care products,  4,380 hygiene kits were distributed last week to the most vulnerable people living in camps in Haiti. Direct Relief donated six ocean containers, or more than 58 tons, of hygiene products to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Haiti, which is pairing the items with […]

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Fourth Round of Community Grants Awarded to Small Haitian Nonprofits

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As part of its $500,000 commitment to fund small, grassroots Haitian nonprofits who are helping their communities recover from January’s earthquake, Direct Relief International has recently awarded a fourth round of specifically targeted grants. The groups receiving the latest grants are: Mouvement Paysan de l’Acul du Nord (Peasant Movement of Acul du Nord) Despite the lack of earthquake damage in the […]

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Six-Month Update: The Plan for Haiti

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Since the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti’s capital on January 12, 2010, Direct Relief International has provided over 400 tons of emergency medical assistance worth more than $45.4 million to 53 Haitian healthcare facilities, international medical teams, mobile medical clinics, tent-based hospitals, and medical units at camps for displaced people across the country. This response has been the largest, most […]

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Direct Relief Awards Five New Community Grants in Haiti

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Direct Relief is awarding five new Community Grants to support the work grassroots groups are doing in Haiti to help their communities recover from the affects of January’s devastating earthquake. The new recipients are: Foundation Hope for Haiti Foundation Hope for Haiti, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002, promotes community sustainable development, decentralization, education, civic involvement, and health. Its core […]

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