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26 Sep 2017 description
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Norma Soberanes was at a funeral, along with many of her neighbors in the village of Hueyapan, Morelos, 30 miles south of Mexico City, when last Tuesday’s earthquake struck.

As they lowered the body into the earth, the ground began to shake furiously. The chapel crumbled, sending stone and concrete flying. “Right there, by the church, that’s where we were hit hardest,” Soberanes remembers. “When the cupola fell, it crushed his body completely. Even I’m still here hurting here” – she ran her fingers over her left shoulder – “from where some concrete hit me as I ran.”

25 Sep 2017 description
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Around midday on Friday, the Mexican Diabetes Association opened its tent, donated by Direct Relief, at the edge of Pushkin Park in Mexico City, where free glucose tests, doses of insulin, and free teeth cleaning (diabetes is closely linked to dental and periodontal health) were provided for anyone in need.

19 Sep 2017 description
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A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck central Mexico, collapsing buildings and creating havoc in the capital and nearby communities. More than 75 people are already confirmed dead and those numbers are expected to rise with people still trapped and seeking emergency medical attention.

15 Sep 2017 description
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JUCHITÁN DE ZARAGOZA – A tropical storm on Mexico’s southwestern coast has just been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. Hurricane Max made landfall in Mexico’s state of Guerrero on Thursday afternoon, moving slowly inland. According to the Associated Press, Max has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph), is located about 55 miles (90 kilometers) east-southeast of Acapulco and is heading toward the east at 8 mph (13 kph).

14 Sep 2017 description
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By Tony Morain

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, Direct Relief has made an initial cash commitment of $100,000 for the immediate deployment of emergency medical response personnel and essential medical supplies.

13 Sep 2017 description
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JUCHITAN, OAXACA – Driving into Juchitán de Zaragoza, one of the first things in view is a Volkswagen service station that has collapsed on itself. Shattered glass litters the parking lot, the behemoth structure an unsettling welcome to the area most affected by the historic 8.1 magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Mexico late Sept. 7. The death toll from the quake has climbed to 90, and 71 of those deaths occurred here in Juchitán and the surrounding areas.

10 Sep 2017 description
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On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Mexico City-based team of Direct Relief was busy preparing for Hurricane Katia—the category 3 hurricane expected to make landfall on Mexico’s east coast on Saturday morning. By Friday, Sept. 8, the team’s mission had doubled overnight.

25 Mar 2016 description
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The Zika Virus outbreak and spread is generating daily stories, advisories, and findings, as well as requests from Direct Relief’s partners in Zika-affected countries. As this outbreak has unfolded, Direct Relief has been in close contact with partners in 14 Zika-affected countries, including leading emergency response staff at national and state associations and health centers and clinics across the U.S.

24 Oct 2015 description
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As Hurricane Patricia bears down on Mexico, authorities and emergency managers are working to anticipate and respond to its impact on the population. Doing so requires a multitude of data sources related to the storm and its path, demographics, health facility locations, power infrastructure, road networks, topography, and more.

23 Oct 2015 description
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Patricia intensified Thursday afternoon into a dangerous Category 4 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicts the hurricane will make landfall Friday afternoon or evening. AccueWeather has issued a forecast that warns of potentially damaging winds, power interruptions, and a coastal surge as high as 6ft.

Updated 2:30 PT

22 Sep 2014 description
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As Tropical Storm Polo approaches Baja California, Mexico, where residents are still reeling from Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has connected with a number agencies on the ground to assess medical needs and offer assistance.

16 Sep 2014 description
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In response to Hurricane Odile, Direct Relief has reached out to contacts in Mexico’s Baja California and continues to monitor medical needs in the communities located in the storm’s path.

The center of the storm is expected to remain near or over the peninsula through Wednesday, reports the Wall Street Journal. While the storm weakend to a category two hurricane by the time it made landfall, the heavy rain and high winds have forced thousands of people to evacuate to temporary shelters.

01 Nov 2013 description
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A shipment of vital nutritional supplies arrived this week to aid people in the state of Guerrero, Mexico who were affected by severe storms and heavy flooding in late September that damaged many of the region’s poorest communities.

With medical professionals in the area reporting an increase in diarrhea and dehydration in the affected communities, the delivery of the rehydration solution Pedialyte from health care company Abbott will help survivors stay healthy in Mexico.

23 Oct 2013 description
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A shipment of vital nutritional supplies is on the way to aid people in the state of Guerrero, Mexico who were affected by severe storms and heavy flooding that damaged many of the region’s poorest communities.

With medical professionals in the area reporting an increase in diarrhea and dehydration in the affected communities, the delivery of the rehydration solution Pedialyte from health care company Abbott will help survivors stay healthy in Mexico.

04 Oct 2013 description
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Direct Relief staff are currently on the ground in Mexico to plan emergency response efforts along the eastern and western Mexican coastlines that were struck hard two weeks ago by nearly-simultaneous tropical storms.

The worst damage was in the west, in the mountains and valleys of the state of Guerrero – home to many of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the country.

01 Jul 2010 description
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Direct Relief positioned hurricane modules at 30 clinics, equipping them for emergencies

Hurricane Alex crashed into Mexico's Gulf coast as a powerful Category 2 storm Wednesday, making landfall about 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas.

11 Sep 2009 description
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Direct Relief today sent an air shipment, carried by partner group Aeromedicos, containing more than $11,000 (wholesale) worth of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the town of Mulege in Baja California Sur, Mexico, which was badly affected by Hurricane Jimena earlier this month.

Direct Relief's donation included antibiotics, primary care supplies, and nutritional products for adults and children. Aeromedicos volunteer pilots flew the consignment by private planes to Mulege. The materials will be used by volunteer U.S.

30 Apr 2009 description
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Protective gear, including N95 masks and other equipment, help prevent virus transmission

This week, Direct Relief International has delivered additional protective medical supplies to partner clinics in the U.S.

08 Sep 2006 description
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Direct Relief Sends Aid to Mexico in Wake of Hurricane John

Direct Relief today sent an air shipment, carried by partner group Aero Medicos, containing $10,000 worth of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals to the town of Cadeje in Baja California Sur , Mexico, which was badly affected by Hurricane John earlier this month.

The shipment, composed of antibiotics, analgesics, heart medications and other primary care supplies, was flown directly into Cadeje and will be fully utilized by Aero Medicos' staff of volunteer doctors.

Being at the bottom of the socio-economic scale of …