Posts Tagged Indonesia

Improving the Lives of Mothers and Children in Indonesia

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Last week, Direct Relief announced continued support for Yayasan Bumi Sehat, a nonprofit organization based in Bali, Indonesia, that provides holistic delivery services and pre- and post-natal care to women and children of Bali and Aceh, Indonesia. The multi-year grant was made in the memory of Glenda Martin, herself a midwife, who had a deep affinity for the people and […]

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Emergency Airlift to Indonesia to Help in Spate of Emergencies

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Direct Relief is assembling an emergency air shipment to Indonesia following a spate of natural disasters, including a 7.7-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, multiple volcanic eruptions, and major flooding that wiped out villages in West Papua. The consignment, valued at more than $464,000 (wholesale), includes a range of critically needed items, from amoxicillin to surgical instruments, and will support […]

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Direct Relief International Equipping Mobile Medical Team for Tsunami Response in Indonesia

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Direct Relief International is equipping the mobile medical team from Reach Out Worldwide, which is providing emergency medical aid in Indonesia following the earthquake and tsunami there. The organization is providing the team with multivitamins, wound dressings, and surgical instruments, valued at $14,600 (wholesale), which will be used to treat people affected by the tsunami. Triggered by a 7.7-magnitude earthquake, […]

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Direct Relief Reaching Out to Partners Following Tsunami in Indonesia

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to partners today to offer assistance following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck off the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra, Indonesia, last night. According to news reports, more than 108 people have been killed in the tsunami and more than 500 are missing. Direct Relief is prepared to respond as partners’ needs are assessed […]

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Direct Relief Responding to 7.7-Magnitude Earthquake in Sumatra

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Direct Relief International is reaching out to its partners in Indonesia to offer assistance following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake off the island of Sumatra today. News reports indicate that power blackouts have occurred on Simeulue Island following the quake and a tsunami warning is in effect for Indonesia; damage and injury assessments are being made. Partners contacted in the region include Muhammadiyah, Island Aid, Yayasan Bumi Sehat, Mercy Relief, […]

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Five Years Later: Indian Ocean Emergency Response

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The images are unforgettable from that December 26 five years ago, when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused such destruction to countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Direct Relief International, thanks to a generous outpouring of support from donors, has provided almost $60 million in medical humanitarian aid to help people affected by the tsunami live healthier, better lives. The reach […]

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