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20 Aug 2014 description
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Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in western Nepal and the Uttar Pradesh district of northern India, where torrential monsoon rains that started last week have triggered landslides and flash floods, claiming the lives of more than 200 people and leaving thousands displaced.

An estimated 1,677 houses were damaged or fully destroyed, leaving many in the region vulnerable to cholera, typhoid, malaria fever, viral diarrhea, and skin infections.

18 Oct 2013 description
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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:

15 Oct 2013 description
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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.

21 Jun 2013 description
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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.

23 Dec 2009 description
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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.

06 Oct 2009 description
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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.

Based in Cochin, AIMS has …

05 Oct 2009 description
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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.

12 Jun 2009 description
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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.

24 Dec 2008 description
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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.

11 Sep 2008 description
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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.

10 Aug 2007 description
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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.

26 Dec 2006 description
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Overview

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.

30 Nov 2006 description
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Recipient: Meenakshi Mission Hospital
Shipment: 5488
Shipment Date: 11/15/2006

30 Sep 2006 description
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Recipient: M/s. Mata Amritanandamayi Math
Shipment: 5319
Shipment Date: 9/5/2006

30 Jun 2006 description
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Recipient: Meenakshi Mission Hospital
Shipment Number: 5014
Shipment Date: 6/8/2006

25 May 2006 description
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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.

24 Apr 2006 description
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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.

28 Mar 2006 description
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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.

15 Dec 2005 description
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HOW YOUR MONEY WAS SPENT

15 Dec 2005 description
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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.

In …