FedEx Shipment Leaving Direct Relief International Today for Haiti

Report
from Direct Relief
Published on 15 Jan 2010 View Original
Direct Relief International is airlifting 13 pallets of medications and medical supplies to Haiti today via FedEx. The shipment includes antibiotics, wound care, sterilization products, bandages, and other necessary supplies to treat the injured. The shipment contains products valued at over $600,000. FedEx has generously donated its logistics and transportation services to assist in the earthquake response.

FedEx is picking up the shipment at Direct Relief this afternoon, which will be processed in Los Angeles and depart from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) tonight. The delivery is scheduled to arrive to Partners in Health (PIH) in Port-Au-Prince on Monday.

PIH has been providing medical care to the people of Haiti for 20 years through its eight facilities throughout the country. Direct Relief has communicated with PIH daily since Tuesday's earthquake, and will continue to work with them to deliver the medicine and supplies they need.

quick facts

Incident: 7.0-magnitude earthquake epicentered off Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, hits January 12, 2010.

Damage: Most of Port-au-Prince destroyed, including buildings and infrastructure.

Human Cost: Deaths estimated in the tens of thousands; rescue efforts for trapped and injured continue.

Direct Relief Response: $2 million in aid being airlifted via FedEx this week, in addition to the two shipping containers of medical material aid previously sent to Port-au-Prince.