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Recent Cash Infusion Supports Clinics and Grassroots Recovery

As the recovery effort continues in Myanmar (also known as Burma) almost two months after Cyclone Nargis destroyed villages and upended lives, Direct Relief has provided an additional $283,000 in cash assistance to support clinics treating at-risk populations and to bolster grassroots community recovery efforts. Based on relationships established by staff in country to assess needs in the days following […]

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Boosting Assistance for Medical Teams, Clinics Serving Affected Areas

Following an extensive in-country assessment by Direct Relief staff and confirmation of in-country logistics, Direct Relief has expanded its humanitarian assistance to Myanmar with the first in a series of planned airlifts of essential medical items to be used by Burmese doctors deploying to hardest-hit areas and to clinics operated by a partner international nongovernmental organization. The most recent infusion […]

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Direct Relief Engages Partners, Officials, and Donors to Aid Bangladesh

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Four days after Cyclone Sidr struck Bangladesh with violent winds and a 15-foot surge of water, Direct Relief International continues to galvanize available resources to help the 3 million people affected by the emergency. As reported on Friday, two shipments that were intended for regular ongoing support of local partners will be redirected for emergency response as needed, and Direct Relief […]

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Direct Relief International Reaching Out to Partners in Bangladesh, Releases $280,000 in Medical Aid

In response to Cyclone Sidr, a Category 4 system that hit Bangladesh yesterday evening, Direct Relief has reached out to its long-standing network of in-country partners with offers of medical material assistance and released for the emergency $280,000 (wholesale) in material currently en route to partners. A 20-foot container of medical material aid for the Hope Foundation’s hospital is currently at […]

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Floods Assistance: What We’re Doing

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South Asia’s summer monsoon season has been particularly harsh this year, and has caused severe flooding in areas of Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan, displacing more than 20 million people. The pooling of contaminated flood water, combined with the region’s hot climate, has created an ideal breeding ground for diseases like diarrhea, malaria, and various skin ailments. The flooding has […]

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