Emergency Response

Ecuador Earthquake: 6 Month Update on Direct Relief’s Response

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On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador’s northern Pacific coast, resulting in more than 650 deaths, thousands of injuries, […]

Emergency Alert: Typhoon Haima Hits the Philippines

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Direct Relief has reached out with offers of assistance to partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Haima – one of the strongest typhoons […]

By Air, Land & Sea, Direct Relief Delivers Medical Shipments to Haiti’s Southwestern Peninsula

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Haiti’s transportation infrastructure remains damaged from Hurricane Matthew. In spite of this, Direct Relief has been working to get aid delivered using […]

757 Cargo Plane Lifts Off for Haiti, Carrying 16.7 Tons of Life-Saving Medical Aid

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On Wednesday morning, Direct Relief oversaw the largest emergency medical aid airlift for Haiti since last week’s hurricane, with nearly 17 tons […]

U.S. Communities Hard-Hit by Hurricane Matthew; Volunteers Pitch In

Direct Relief volunteers fill personal hygiene packs on Tuesday for Hurricane Matthew victims. Over 3,000 kits will go to those who have been displaced by the storm.

While power outages, closed roads, and extensive flooding continue to disrupt U.S. areas deluged by Hurricane Matthew, Direct Relief received word Tuesday that two […]

Cholera in Haiti: The Crisis After the Storm

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Hurricane Matthew, responsible for over 1,000 deaths in Haiti over the past several days, has also likely spread a significant number of […]