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Typhoon Hagupit: Preparing Communities in Superstorm’s Path

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As Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby) careens closer to the Philippines, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team continues to prepare for landfall by staying in touch with local partners and is assessing inventory of pre-positioned medical supplies in the country. The typhoon – equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane – is predicted to hit the island nation on Saturday local […]

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Monitoring Typhoon Hagupit as it Approaches the Philippines

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Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is monitoring Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as Ruby), as it approaches the Philippines. On its current trajectory, the typhoon is expected to make landfall in the Eastern Visayas in the next 72 hours and could affect 4.5 million people. Direct Relief already has staff on the ground ready to respond in the event of a […]

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Typhoon Haiyan: Recovery Efforts Continue One Year Later

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) – the strongest storm on record to ever hit land – battered the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013, causing more than 7,200 deaths or missing persons, displacing 4 million people, and affecting up to 16 million people total. One year later, health systems remain vulnerable and tens of thousands of people are still rebuilding their lives, but […]

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Physician Spotlight: Caring for Philippines Typhoon Survivors One Year Later

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When asked how she has coped for the last year since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated the Philippines, Chief of Ormoc District Hospital, Dr. Maria Lourdes de Lara-Banquesio, replied, “We do the best we can with what we have.” Ormoc District Hospital (ODH) is the main public and referral hospital on the western side of Leyte Province, one of the areas […]

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Responding to Flooding in Manila and Luzon, Philippines

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#455762048 / gettyimages.com Following Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known as Mario in the Philippines), which brought heavy rains and severe flooding to low-lying areas of the northern Philippine Islands, Direct Relief has reached out to local officials as they assess medical needs. More than one million people have been affected across 27 provinces, with nearly 130,000 people seeking shelter at 324 […]

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Mobile Medical Clinic Ready to Roll in the Philippines

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After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, Direct Relief partnered with the International Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Foundation (IPI) to increase access to medical care for people living throughout the affected area. One of the collaborative projects was a mobile medical van focused on providing dental care to underserved communities. We’re happy to announce that as of this week, the van is ready […]

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