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Mobilizing Aid for People Affected by Cyclone Phailin

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Direct Relief has mobilized five emergency Cyclone Modules filled with critical medicines and supplies to be shipped to its long-term, trusted partners in India who are caring for people affected by Cyclone Phailin.

These modules have been specifically prepared to treat the most common medical problems that occur when large numbers of people are displaced due to widespread flooding. They were also tailored based on feedback from partners working on the ground in India who wrote:

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Responding to Cyclone Phailin

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In response to Tropical Cyclone Phailin, the strongest storm India has experienced in 14 years, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is activated and is in communications with Indian partner organizations.

Direct Relief has extended offers of medical assistance, and have staff already travelling to India for other ongoing assistance activities with local partners and will adjust plans accordingly to respond to this event.

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Readying response to landslides, flooding in India and Nepal

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Written by Emergency Response on June 20, 2013

In response to the heavy rains and flooding that have been battering northern India and Nepal over the past two days, Direct Relief has reached out to six of its health center partners to offer medical assistance for people affected.

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South Asia: Five years later - Direct Relief International tsunami disaster relief advances local medicine

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December 23, 2009, SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - When the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami struck Southeast Asia on December 26, 2004, the results were horrific, the devastation complete. An estimated 1.69 million people were left homeless, close to 230,000 people were killed and over 45,000 are still missing. On the eve of this fifth anniversary, Direct Relief International is proud to be supporting advances by local healthcare practitioners in the countries hardest hit by the 2004 tsunami - India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand - that are benefitting
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Floods response - Southern India: Direct Relief partner deploys telemedicine van and staff to help flood survivors

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Equipped with flood module, AIMS is providing medical care in camps for the displaced

Equipped with medical material aid Direct Relief International has provided, staff from Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) has deployed to Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh States in southern India today to assist people displaced by vast flooding there. With more than 2.5 million people left homeless and living in shelters, AIMS is also transporting an ambulance and its state-of-the-art telemedicine van, which Direct Relief funded, to the area to provide mobile care.

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Direct Relief extends emergency aid to India

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Direct Relief International today extended an offer of assistance to two partners in India, where devastating flooding has left 2.5 million people homeless in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka States in the south. News reports indicate that government emergency relief efforts are underway to assist stranded villagers, and health officials are working to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.

On news of flooding, Direct Relief's Asia program officer contacted Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS) and Sri Sathya Sai, two partners especially well equipped to help flood

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Additional aid dispatched to Bangladesh, India

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Experienced emergency-response partners mobilizing health services for displaced millions

With more than 3.9 million people affected by Cyclone Aila, Direct Relief has provided additional aid consignments to partners caring for the displaced in India and Bangladesh. Emergency response modules containing medical supplies have been sent to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India and Sangkalpa Trust in Bangladesh, two longtime Direct Relief partners working in-country and with extensive experience in emergency response.

To treat a range of health needs common

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Four years later: Emergency response, solid partnerships

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The images are unforgettable from that December 26 four years ago, when a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused such destruction to countries bordering the Indian Ocean. Direct Relief International, thanks to a generous outpouring of support from donors, has provided almost $60 million in medical humanitarian aid to help people affected by the tsunami live healthier, better lives.

The reach of Direct Relief tsunami-response programs has been enormous in scope and geographic range. In total, more than $13.5 million in targeted cash grants and $45.4 million in medicines,

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Direct Relief providing emergency aid to flood-devastated India and Nepal

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Direct Relief is providing emergency humanitarian aid to areas in India and Nepal experiencing the worst flooding in 50 years. More than 3 million people are in the flooded areas.

Annual flooding caused by the monsoon season, which begins in June, was compounded when the Koshi Dam in Southern Nepal broke on August 18, causing extreme flooding downstream in the Bihar region of northern India. In Nepal, an estimated 85,000 people are displaced and living in schools and colleges. In the Bihar region of India, which is largely under water, hundreds of rural villages have been destroyed,

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Direct Relief supports South Asia partners dealing with heavy flooding

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SANTA BARBARA, CA (August 10, 2007) In response to the recent monsoons and subsequent flooding in South Asia, medical aid group Direct Relief International is collaborating with partners in the affected countries to meet pressing healthcare needs compounded by contaminated and stagnant floodwaters.

In Pakistan, Direct Relief is supplying partner American Refugee Committee (ARC) with an Emergency Health Kit, containing medicines, IV solutions, and other supplies and equipment. Direct Relief previously worked with ARC following the Pakistan earthquake in October 2005.

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Tsunami: Two years later

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The headlines are gone.

Two years after the Indian Ocean Tsunami of December 26, 2004, work continues on the long, hard road to recovery. Direct Relief's work in tsunami-affected areas has continued unabated.

This report is about our work and expenditures of tsunami funds entrusted to our organization, both of which have been conducted in strict adherence to guidelines and self-imposed accountability standards we established immediately after the tsunami. We are pleased to report how these activities have been conducted and how resources have been spent.

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India: Direct Relief's programme activities update Nov 2006

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Recipient: Meenakshi Mission Hospital
Shipment: 5488
Shipment Date: 11/15/2006
Value: $10,000

The Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre, located in Madurai, is a 500-bed non-profit hospital and medical research center. The hospital has been in operation since 1990, and its 46 specialized medical departments serve the Madurai and Southern Tamil Nadu region. Its mission includes the combining of state of the art medical service with social work and community outreach. Notable activities have included AIDS prevention research under the umbrella of the AIDS Prevention

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India: Direct Relief's programme activities update Sep 2006

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Recipient: M/s. Mata Amritanandamayi Math
Shipment: 5319
Shipment Date: 9/5/2006
Value: $750,530

The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (AIMS), located in Cochin, Kerala State, is a multi-specialty, charitable non-profit medical center established in 1998. In its six years of operation, the facility has treated over 57,000 inpatients and more than 590,000 outpatients. The Amrita Kripa Hospital is an AIMS satellite facility located approximately 100 kilometers south of Cochin in the district

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India: Direct Relief's programme activities update Jun 2006

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Recipient: Meenakshi Mission Hospital
Shipment Number: 5014
Shipment Date: 6/8/2006
Value: $191,276

While the tsunami "Initial Response" has been completed, a major component of the intermediate recovery and long-term mitigation phases includes rebuilding and expanding previously inadequate healthcare facilities and services in tsunami-affected communities and regions.

The Mobile CT Imaging Program (MCTIP), developed by Direct Relief and MMHRC, was designed to address the lack of access to imaging equipment needed for people to obtain appropriate

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Response to earthquake and tsunami in South/Southeast Asia May 2006 update

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Since the tsunami of December 2004, Direct Relief has provided over $54 million in direct aid to India, Indonesia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, India, and Somalia. Direct Relief is funding over 81 health-related projects and has donated 178 tons of specifically requested medicines, supplies, and equipment serving over 4.3 million people.
Through the provision of 93 cash grants, Direct Relief has spent $9,759,849 on health-related projects including health service delivery, clinic construction, medical equipment procurement, mobile medical unit provision, water and sanitation facility construction,
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India: Tsunami grant summaries

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In addition to providing critically needed medicines, supplies and equipment, comprising full courses of treatment to 4 million Tsunami affected individuals, Direct Relief also is providing cash grants to in-country health facilities in order to improve water and sanitation, repair damaged health care facilities, constructed new community health centers, and funded the purchase of mobile medical units. Our grants have also paid for nearly 200,000 insecticide treated bed nets to prevent malaria.
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Direct Relief's Response to Earthquake and Tsunami in South/Southeast Asia - March 2006 Update

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Since December 2004, Direct Relief International has provided $52,065,017 in medical material aid and cash grant assistance. Through the provision of 44 direct grants and 23 indirect grants, Direct Relief has spent $9,414,312 on health-related projects in Indonesia ($3,290,607), Sri Lanka ($3,094,197), India ($2,779,508), and Thailand ($250,000). The projects include clinic construction, mobile medical unit provision, health service delivery, water and sanitation facility construction, malaria prevention, and psycho-social counseling and care.
Direct Relief has sent 343,226 lbs.
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India: Tsunami grant summaries

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In addition to providing critically needed medicines, supplies and equipment, comprising full courses of treatment to 4 million Tsunami affected individuals, Direct Relief also is providing cash grants to in-country health facilities in order to improve water and sanitation, repair damaged health care facilities, constructed new community health centers, and funded the purchase of mobile medical units. Our grants have also paid for nearly 200,000 insecticide treated bed nets to prevent malaria.

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South Asia: One year after tsunami, Direct Relief International remains committed to providing vital medical resources

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Direct Relief furnished over $50 million in direct aid through emergency medical shipments and targeted cash grants

SANTA BARBARA, CA (December 15, 2005) - One year after the South Asian tsunami on December 26, 2004, Direct Relief International has furnished over $50 million in direct aid to the region and remains intensely involved in efforts to address both current and long-term needs.

More than 225,000 people were killed by the tsunami, which also displaced 1.5 million more people in coastal areas and caused enormous loss of property, livelihoods, and infrastructure.

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South Asia: Tsunami response: One year later

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HOW YOUR MONEY WAS SPENT
Millions of lives were devastated by the massive Indian Ocean earthquake and resulting series of tsunamis that ravaged coastal communities throughout the Indian Ocean in December 2004.

Direct Relief International's emergency response and ongoing recovery activities in this enormously complex tragedy have been structured around two basic principles. The .rst is that our organizational role in the area of health is to support, strengthen, and enable local people and organizations in the affected communities. It was