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Critical Aid Shipments Poised for Hurricane Maria-Impacted Caribbean

Now that the Hurricane Maria has passed, the island’s residents are being confronted with incredible damage and devastation as they look to begin to …

Hurricane Irma

Pictures of Puerto Rico in Hurricane Maria's Aftermath

Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million people, almost half of whom live at or below poverty, suffered a crushing blow from Hurricane Maria.<p>These are some …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s Gone Dark. Here’s What We Know.

Puerto Rico, home to 3.5 million people, almost half of whom live at or below poverty, suffered a crushing blow from Hurricane Maria. The storm, …

Caribbean

Scenes of Earthquake Damage from Mexico City Neighborhood Reveal City in Rescue Mode

Just moments before she and her students were thrown to the ground in a violent earthquake in Mexico City Tuesday, teacher Grace Stearns and her …

Mexico City

Major Flooding in Puerto Rico as Hurricane Maria Barrels over Island. Direct Relief Mobilizing Aid.

Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm, is passing over Puerto Rico. Winds as high as 155 mph have uprooted trees and heavy rain is causing major …

Caribbean

As Mexico Reels from Deadly Earthquake, Direct Relief Mobilizes Support

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck central Mexico, collapsing buildings and creating havoc in the capital and in nearby communities. More than 75 …

Mexico City

Mexico City Rocked by 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake, Weeks After Devastating Temblor

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, toppling structures and prompting evacuations throughout Mexico’s capital. The quake …

Mexico City

Caribbean Braces for Hurricane Maria as Response Continues in Irma Aftermath

After weathering Hurricane Irma just days ago, residents in the Caribbean are bracing for yet another potentially destructive threat gathering …

Weather

FedEx, Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, Miami HEAT and Golden State Warriors Team Up For Hurricane Irma Critical Relief

MEMPHIS, Tenn., September 15, 2017—More than $11 million worth of critical aid is in the hands of relief workers in Florida and more than 150 dogs …

Golden State Warriors

Hurricane Community Health Fund Established to Bolster Health Safety Net in Texas, Florida

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2017 — Direct Relief today announced the creation of the Hurricane Community Health Fund, a collaboration among the …

Health Care

After Earthquake Devastation in Oaxaca, Hurricane Max Raises New Fears

JUCHITÁN DE ZARAGOZA – A tropical storm on Mexico’s southwestern coast has just been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Max made landfall …

Weather

Mexico Earthquake: Direct Relief Commits Initial $100,000 Cash to Emergency Response

MEXICO CITY — As the massive damage, tragic loss of life, and extensive injuries from last week’s magnitude 8.1 earthquake in Mexico come into focus, …

Mexico

Direct Relief's Hurricane Irma Response Spans Florida, Caribbean, in Far-Reaching Effort

Hurricane Irma’s blustery presence is beginning to recede across Florida and the Caribbean, and the deadly storm is leaving many to pick up the …

Weather

With Mexican Communities Still in Shock Post-Earthquake, Medical Aid Channels Opening in Oaxaca

JUCHITAN, OAXACA – Driving into Juchitán de Zaragoza, one of the first things in view is a Volkswagen service station that has collapsed on itself. …

Mexico

Hurricane Irma Battering Florida with High Winds, Storm Surge.

Hurricane Irma swept ashore in Florida Sunday morning, making landfall in the Florida Keys with powerful winds and significant storm surges.<p>The state …

Hurricane Irma

Who’s Most Vulnerable to Hurricane Irma? Those Vulnerable the Day Before

Hurricane Irma, the Category 4 hurricane moving at high speeds towards Florida, won’t affect all communities in the same way.<p>The impact of flooding …

Hurricane Irma

Direct Relief Staff Bound for Oaxaca, Mexico, in Wake of Devastating Earthquake

WASHINGTON (AP) – With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts. Some of these …

Mexico

Massive Earthquake Jolts Mexico; Direct Relief Responding

A massive 8.1 earthquake reverberated through Mexico Thursday night, the strongest in a century. At least 32 people have been killed as a result.<p>The …

Earthquakes

Hurricane Irma Blasts Through Caribbean, Leaving Destruction in Wake as Florida Braces for Landfall

Hurricane Irma churned a violent path through the Caribbean this week, decimating several island nations in its path, causing extreme damage. Seven …

Weather

As Hurricane Irma Approaches, Life-saving Medicine Staged Across Florida, Caribbean

As Hurricane Irma advances, Direct Relief is communicating with the Florida Association of Community Health Centers, as well as the Asociacion de …

Weather

Direct Relief Sends Next Wave of Vaccines and Other Cold-Chain Medicines to Texas

Many people are returning to a “new normal” after Hurricane Harvey left a destructive path across the state last month. As clinicians began to see …

Nextwave

On Heels of Harvey, Direct Relief Readies Response to Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma, now a life-threatening Category 5 hurricane, continues to gather strength in the Caribbean.<p>As the storm barrels northward, …

Weather

Emergency Response Update: Hurricane Harvey (9/4/17)

Being able to plug in and move fast has been a great benefit because conditions in Texas include some particular health challenges. Texas has the …

Health Care

Hurricane Harvey: Direct Relief Pledges Emergency Funding for National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), announced today an initial $150,000 pool of funds …

Philanthropy

With Communities Still Underwater, More Medicine Shipped Out to Texas Communities

As floodwaters receded Saturday, many people across Texas remain in crisis. Direct Relief staff worked throughout the weekend to deliver two …

Gulf Coast

Hurricane Harvey: Direct Relief Providing Emergency Funding for Texas Community Health Centers

Direct Relief, in consultation with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers, announced today an initial $350,000 for emergency operating …

Health Care

Sixtieth Shipment Delivered to Texas, More Aid Bound for Clinics Impacted by Harvey

Thursday, Direct Relief completed its 60th Hurricane Harvey emergency delivery since the storm made landfall last week. The shipments have gone out …

George R. Brown Convention Center

Emergency Shipments Continue to Flood-Ravaged Texas Communities

Communities in Texas remain in rescue mode as floodwaters continue to rise. The amounts of rain have reached record-breaking levels with more than 50 …

George R. Brown Convention Center

As Houston’s Vulnerable Neighborhoods Inundated by Floodwaters, Direct Relief Continues to Equip Area Clinics

As the flooding impacts continue throughout Texas, Houston is being inundated by water, with active rescue efforts taking place in many areas.<p>The …

Floods

Five Community Health Centers Honored for Innovative Approaches to Medication Therapy Management

BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored five of the nation’s 1,400 community health centers with …

Health Care