Asia Emergency Response Summary
Direct Relief's emergency-response efforts are aimed at bringing resources-either directly or in coordination with other international nongovernmental organizations-to the support local groups, whose community knowledge and standing provide the best insight, access, and quickest action.
Philippines: Flooding, Displacement from Typhoon Ketsana
Typhoon Ketsana's landfall on Saturday, September 26, 2009, unleashed the worst storm in 40 years, causing severe flooding in Manila and the surrounding six provinces, killing more than 300 people.
Direct Relief has offered emergency medical assistance for the Territory of American Samoa in response to the tsunami that hit the island territory yesterday.
Immediately following news of the tsunami, Direct Relief staff contacted governmental and nongovernmental agencies to determine the most needed and appropriate aid, including the American Samoa Department of Health in Pago Pago, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, and the Pacific Islands Primary Care Association.