Posts Tagged Hurricane Sandy

Improving Disaster Response through Information Analysis with Palantir

After Hurricane Sandy, Direct Relief was able to view evacuation zones in relation to our clinic partners to understand areas of highest need.

In the early hours after Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern United States very little was known with reasonable certainty about how the storm was affecting specific areas, particularly those areas with a disproportionate share of low-income and socially-vulnerable people. Direct Relief was busy at the time assembling and cross-referencing datasets on everything from weather forecasts to pharmacy status to electrical […]

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Palantir Expands Commitment to Help Improve Disaster Response

Direct Relief used Palantir technology before, during, and after Hurricane Sandy to assist those affected by the storm.

Direct Relief will continue to expand work with technology company, Palantir, as a result of a Commitment to Action announced at the Clinton Global Initiative meeting last week in which the company pledged to help aid organizations utilize Palantir technology to focus assistance where it is needed most before, during, and after emergencies. This commitment is the first of its […]

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Connie Britton Teams Up With Curel Skincare To Support Direct Relief

Connie Britton working with Curel Skincare and Direct Relief International to pass out relief Packages

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ — For years, Curel® skincare has been the go-to brand for dry skin relief. Now the Curel® skincare experts are partnering with the charitable organization Direct Relief International® to offer relief to those who need it most in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. At a moment when many New Yorkers are still without even the most […]

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Supplies Treat Rising Number of Cholera Cases in Haiti After Sandy

Additional supplies from Direct Relief's hurricane modules arrive at Saint Therese hospital in Miragoane.

Medicines and supplies contained in Direct Relief’s pre-positioned hurricane modules in Haiti continue to be in high demand following Hurricane Sandy as partners report increases in patients numbers and disease cases, including cholera. Since the storm hit nearly one month ago, thousands of new cholera cases have been reported. The International Organization for Migration confirmed nearly 3,600 cases, but the […]

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NY Family Health Center Receives $250,000 Grant after Suffering Devastating Losses from Sandy

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Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) help local health center resume care for thousands in need SANTA BARBARA, CA, Nov. 21 – The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Center learned today that they will receive a $250,000 grant after suffering catastrophic damages caused by Hurricane Sandy to three of their community health centers, two in the Rockaways […]

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Pre-Positioned Medicines Save Lives in Haiti

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Direct Relief’s partner, Visitation Hospital in Haiti, has saved lives and  provided care to more than 450 patients with the contents of  their hurricane preparedness module and anticipate they will treat hundreds more in the coming days with health needs on the rise after Hurricane Sandy. The module was sent to the Direct Relief warehouse in Port-au-Prince at the start of […]

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