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Direct Relief Bolsters Texas Medical Safety Net, Expands Emergency Assistance to Haiti

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Direct Relief today increased the pre-positioning of medicines and other essentials in Texas health centers in anticipation of Hurricane Ike’s projected landfall this weekend. As the ninth hurricane of the 2008 season storms through the Gulf, Direct Relief also boosted emergency aid to Haiti, reeling after Ike and other recent storms. Tapping its $45 million medical inventory and emergency funds, Direct Relief […]

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On Katrina Anniversary, Direct Relief Preparing Clinics for Gustav

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With Hurricane Gustav poised to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast after claiming lives in the Caribbean, humanitarian medical aid organization Direct Relief International is sending additional relief materials to complement its pre-positioned hurricane preparedness materials distributed in high-risk areas. Today, shipments of specifically requested emergency medical materials were sent to: David Raines Community Health Center of Shreveport, Louisiana; Morehouse Community […]

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Direct Relief Offers Emergency Aid in Wake of Gustav

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Direct Relief has offered emergency assistance to help the people of Haiti and Jamaica recover from the devastation left by Tropical Storm Gustav. As needs are identified with local partner organizations in country, Direct Relief will deliver requested medical aid to Haiti, where Gustav has caused extensive flooding and 51 deaths. Landslides in neighboring Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola, […]

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Babies Don’t Stop for Hurricanes

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  On Haiti’s northern coast there has been a spike in premature births—a trend you wouldn’t immediately attribute to the storms that struck six months earlier. Those disasters are long forgotten by everyone except those still struggling with their lasting effects.   Haiti’s northern departments are the country’s poorest and most vulnerable, where about 75 percent of people live on […]

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Hurricanes Ivan and Jeanne Response – Caribbean

Direct Relief International responds to medical emergency in Haiti, Hurricane Jeanne aftermath – route in from Dominican border with mobile medical van Friday, October 1, Direct Relief sent an emergency air shipment to assist with the medical needs of those affected by Hurricane Jeanne in Haiti. The shipment, which is scheduled to be picked up at the Direct Relief warehouse […]

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Hurricane Jeanne, Hurricane Ivan Response

Direct Relief is preparing an emergency air shipment to assist with the medical needs of those affected by Hurricane Jeanne in Haiti. The shipment, which is scheduled to be sent on or about September 30, will consist of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies including adult and pediatric analgesics and anti-infectives, and assorted first aid and surgical products. Direct Relief’s Dominican Republic-based […]

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