Direct Relief

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Emergency Update: Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Sigli in Aceh Province, Indonesia. Local authorities are currently reporting nearly 100 dead with more feared …

Earthquakes

Direct Relief Readies Response to Tennessee Wildfires

Three people have died in #Tennessee as the fire rages on. Video: Chris Higgins Photography pic.twitter.com/ntPYXcubsv<p>— WeatherNation …

Wildfires

Tropical Storm Otto to Make Landfall in Central America; Direct Relief Ready to Assist

Tropical Storm Otto is on track to hit southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica on Thanksgiving Day. As of Wednesday morning, Otto was about 200 …

Hurricanes

Direct Relief to Provide ASEAN Disaster Relief Agency with Prepositioned Medical Aid

Direct Relief will now be playing an even larger role in emergency response in Southeast Asia, thanks to an agreement signed Thursday in Jakarta, …

Life Sciences

Pokéthon Gaming Marathon to Capture Donations for Direct Relief

Two dozen gamers will be waiting expectantly in a New York City apartment Thursday night, eager to dive into the just-released Pokémon Sun and Moon …

Pokémon

Hurricane Matthew: The Response Continues

More than a month has passed since Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean and the U.S., devastating entire communities. The full extent of …

Health

In Haiti and Throughout the World, The Work Continues

As the full measure of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti is realized, Direct Relief remains committed – both in Haiti and throughout the world …

Latin America

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

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

Earthquakes

Emergency Alert: Typhoon Haima Hits the Philippines

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

Asia

By Air, Land & Sea, Direct Relief Delivers Medical Aid to Haiti's Southwestern Peninsula

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

Latin America

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

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

Life Sciences

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

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

Life Sciences
Haiti

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

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

Weather

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

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

Life Sciences

Hurricane Matthew: Direct Relief Responds in U.S., Haiti

Millions of residents on the East Coast are weathering Hurricane Matthew, the category 4 storm that officials are calling the strongest in …

Latin America
Hurricanes

Hurricane Matthew Roars through Caribbean

Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti just west of Les Cayes, bringing with it winds of more than 140 miles per hour.<p>A storm of Matthew’s strength would …

Charities

Why Direct Relief is Investing $40 Million to Strengthen the Humanitarian Supply Chain for Medicine

<i>Sixty tons of medicine and medical supplies arrive via FedEx in Nepal in 2015 after an earthquake devastated the region.</i><p>Delivering life-saving …

Life Sciences

Direct Relief Launches New Gaming Initiative

Direct Relief has launched a new fundraising initiative in the video game broadcasting community.<p>Direct Relief Gaming will provide tools, advice and …

Charities

The Baxter International Foundation and Direct Relief Launch Initiative to Bring Life-Saving Medical Services to Hundreds of Thousands in Mexico City

Driving Your Health (<i>Manejando tu Salud</i>), a mobile health program that deploys medical teams to communities in Mexico City with limited access to …

Health

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Maps

Louisiana Floods: One Month Update on Direct Relief's Response

Floodwaters in Louisiana have receded, but for the tens of thousands of residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in last month’s floods — and …

Charities

Emergency Update: Earthquake, Tanzania

A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on Saturday hit the Lake Victoria Region of northern Tanzania.<p>The earthquake — the strongest to hit the country in decades …

Earthquakes

NAFC and Direct Relief Establish Awards for Free & Charitable Health Clinics

The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) and Direct Relief today announced the formation of a $300,000 awards program to …

Health

400 Infants & Preterm Babies Survive Respiratory Distress Syndrome

One of the most critical medical issues that premature babies face is the development of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), an often fatal …

Medicine

Florida Braces as Hermine Strengthens to Hurricane

Tropical Storm Hermine has accelerated into a hurricane on its approach to Florida. Expected to reach land by Thursday night or early Friday morning, …

Hurricanes

10 Community Health Centers Recognized with National Award for Innovation in Diabetes Care

BD, Direct Relief, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) honored 10 of the nation’s 1,200 community health centers with …

Health

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Maps