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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 Extends Aid to Central America and Additional U.S. Partners as Ida Makes U.S. Landfall Today

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Deploying its stand-by inventory of hurricane-response medical material aid, Direct Relief International is airlifting consignments today to partners in El Salvador, Nicaragua, and the U.S. treating people affected by Tropical Storm Ida. Based on conversations with partners Sunday and early Monday, specific needs have been identified and consignments are being built for delivery Tuesday and Wednesday. Ida makes landfall in […]

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Direct Relief USA’s Pre-Positioned Aid Readies Gulf State Partners for Hurricane Ida

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Delivered to 25 clinics and health centers across the Gulf States in June, Direct Relief USA’s Hurricane Prep Packs stand at the ready as Hurricane Ida threatens the U.S. The Category 2 storm, carrying winds of up to 100 mph, is expected to bring heavy rains and flooding from Texas to Florida. Today, Direct Relief has also offered its reserve inventory of […]

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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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Texas Partner Clinics Grateful for Hurricane Packs, Additional Aid

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Hurricane Dolly was downgraded to a tropical cyclone soon after its landfall July 24, but its impact was still major for clinics in southern Texas. The town of Harlingen was especially hard hit, according to on-the-ground reports from Direct Relief clinic partners there. The Guadalupe Health Center, directly in Dolly’s path, sustained significant damage. It was forced to close for […]

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