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30 Nov 2018 description
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Alex Rodriguez and the group, Por Los Nuestros, are working to bring clean water to communities in Puerto Rico.

By Lara Cooper November 29, 2018 9:23 am

When Alex Rodriguez learned of the death of a man from his hometown in Canovanas, Puerto Rico, he didn’t see another tally in Hurricane Maria’s human toll. He saw himself.

“I knew where he came from,” Rodriguez said. “He was 27 years old when [he] died, the same age as me when Maria struck.”

02 Nov 2018 description
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Dr. Ifthikher Mahmood and Dr. Steve Arrowsmith talk about women's health around the world.

By Lara Cooper, Bryn Blanks

November 1, 2018 5:37 pm

Two health experts working for women around the globe spoke at Direct Relief’s headquarters on Thursday.

Dr. Ifthikher Mahmood, founder of HOPE Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh, and Dr. Steve Arrowsmith, medical director of the Fistula Foundation and consulting medical director for Direct Relief, spoke to staff and a small group of supporters.

01 Nov 2018 description
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Access to clean water remains a challenge in the Northern Mariana Islands after 180 mile-per-hour winds decimated landscape.

By Lara Cooper
OCTOBER 31, 2018 11:21 AM

Residents in the Northern Mariana Islands are still reeling from the damage wrought by Super Typhoon Yutu earlier this month, and a key shipment of medical aid is on its way to the region containing essential items, including enough water purification supplies to provide 40,000 liters of drinking water.

28 Oct 2018 description
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First aid and water purification supplies among shipment going to Commonwealth Healthcare in Saipan.

By Lara Cooper

Super Typhoon Yutu ripped through the Northern Mariana Islands earlier this week, ravaging the U.S. commonwealth islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota with winds of 180 miles per hour.

Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation operates the only hospital in the Northern Mariana Islands, and with other health facilities damaged by the storm, staff have been working to treat patients needing care.

25 Oct 2018 description
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By Dan Hovey October 24, 2018 2:04 pm

Super Typhoon Yutu, the strongest storm of 2018, hit the U.S Northern Mariana Islands this morning with 180 mph sustained winds.

The Category 5 storm is expected to cause catastrophic damage on the U.S commonwealth islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

Winds of this strength can rip homes off their foundations, uproot trees and power lines and inhibit rescue efforts.

Storm surge, flash flooding, and landslides are also major concerns.

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