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$15,000 Grant Supports Recovery Effort in the Philippines

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Direct Relief recently provided a targeted grant of $15,000 to Australian Aid International (AAI) to support its ongoing work in the Philippines following Typhoon Ketsana. The storm, which hit last September, caused extreme flooding in the Philippines and other countries, affecting more than 3 million people and prompting Philippine President Gloria Arroyo to declare a “state of calamity” in the […]

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Emergency Aid Provides Needed Care for Flood Survivors

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Direct Relief International’s partner, Australian Aid International (AAI), reports that the $194,700 (wholesale) emergency aid consignment airlifted to the Philippines following Typhoon Ketsana has provided critically needed medical material for its relief efforts. “Our biggest problem in the Philippines has been getting medical supplies,” said Frank Tyler, AAI’s director of operations recently. He added that procuring them in-country “costs a […]

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Direct Relief Equipping Emergency Medical Team in Philippines

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Direct Relief is equipping Australian Aid International (AAI) healthcare teams with emergency medical material aid to treat Typhoon Ketsana survivors in the Philippines. AAI has deployed its Disaster Response and Assessment Team there, where more than 4 million people have been affected and floodwaters are not expected to recede fully for six months to a year. AAI is focusing on […]

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Direct Relief Extends Emergency Medical Aid to Philippines

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In response to the massive flooding in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Ketsana (nicknamed “Ondoy”), Direct Relief International has made available its standing inventory of over $60 million in medical material as well as up to $50,000 in emergency funds for its partners providing aid for the 450,000 affected people. According to partner reports, the main health issues currently facing […]

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Direct Relief Offers Support to Partners in the Philippines Following Typhoon Morakot

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In response to Typhoon Morakot, which has caused widespread flooding in the Philippines, Direct Relief International has extended offers of support to its partners working in-country to aid those affected. Morakot has also drenched parts of China, Taiwan, and Japan with record rainfall. The storm killed 21 people when it struck the Philippines last week, and seven people are reported missing […]

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