Posts Tagged Tsunamis

JACL and Direct Relief Provide $400,000 for Emergency Humanitarian Efforts

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Funds to the Association for Aid and Relief Japan will assist displaced people who are disabled and elderly March 21, 2011, (Santa Barbara)—Direct Relief International and the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) today made an initial cash transfer of $400,000 from its jointly established Japan Relief and Recovery Fund to Association for Aid and Relief Japan (AAR Japan), a 31-year-old […]

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Japanese American Citizens League, Direct Relief International Join Together for Japan Relief

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The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Direct Relief International today announced a collaboration to support relief and recovery efforts in Japan – the formation of the Japan Relief and Recovery Fund. JACL, which was founded in 1929, is the oldest and largest Asian American civil rights organization in the United States and also operates one of its 112 chapters […]

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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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Medical Aid Offered to American Samoa Following Tsunami

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Direct Relief has offered emergency medical assistance for the Territory of American Samoa in response to the tsunami that hit the island yesterday. Immediately following news of the tsunami, Direct Relief staff contacted governmental and nongovernmental agencies to determine the most needed and appropriate aid, including the American Samoa Department of Health in Pago Pago, the National Association of Community […]

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Staff Story: Remembering the Asian Tsunami

This is a personal story by Direct Relief  Employee Matt MacCalla. On December 26, 2006, in a modest event commemorating the second anniversary of the Asian Tsunami, a small assembly of people, including officials from India’s national and local governments, gathered in the Andaman Island capital of Port Blair. Together, they intended to illustrate that there is more than grief to […]

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Continuing Support of Relief Effort in Tsunami-Ravaged Indonesia

Continuing its aid to Indonesia in the wake of the July 7 tsunami, Direct Relief International has authorized three grants to assist on-the-ground partners in the country. The grants, totaling $80,533, will be distributed to the IBU Foundation, Australian Aid International, and Yayasan IDEP, three organizations that have been working as medical aid first responders. According to CNN, an estimated […]

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