Emergency Response

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 […]

Moved by Hurricane Matthew’s Impact, 8-Year-Old Raises Funds for Direct Relief

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Despite her own Florida home being pounded with wind and rain from Hurricane Matthew, 8-year-old Madeline Fox decided to reach out to […]

Hurricane Matthew: Direct Relief Commits $250,000 in Cash, $100 Million in Medical Inventory to Emergency Response

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As the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew comes into focus, Direct Relief has made available its entire inventory of $100 million in […]

Hurricane Matthew: Who’s at Risk? 4 Vulnerability Factors

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Though Hurricane Matthew poses a threat to anyone in its way, certain populations are more vulnerable to its effects than others. That’s […]