Archive for the Disaster Response Category

PQMD Member Direct Relief receives $500,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres & Walmart

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PQMD Member Direct Relief receives $500,000 donation from Ellen DeGeneres & Walmart Ellen Partners with Walmart to Give $1.5 Million to Louisiana Relief! For the past few weeks, Ellen has been looking for ways to help Louisiana flood relief efforts. One company that stepped up in an

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PQMD Members Responding to Devastating Floods in Louisiana

PQMD Members Responding to Devastating Floods in Louisiana With the Red Cross referring to it as the “…worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy,” many Louisiana parishes have been declared federal disaster areas as a result of recent flooding. To date, thirteen lives have been claimed, upwards of

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PQMD Members Respond to Historic West Virginia Flooding

PQMD Members Respond to Historic West Virginia Flooding On June 23, West Virginia was hit with a series of devastating flash floods, leading to at least 23 deaths, making it the deadliest flooding in the state since 1985, and deadliest in the country since 2010. Torrential rains

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One Year On: Highlighting PQMD Members’ Relief Efforts in Nepal

One Year On: Highlighting PQMD Members’ Relief Efforts in Nepal April 25 of this year marked a taxing one-year anniversary for the Nepalese people. In 2015, a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the country. The quake and its aftershocks (including one measured at a magnitude of 7.3 on May

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International Medical Corps Responds to Earthquakes in Japan

Earthquakes in Japan

International Medical Corps Responds to Earthquakes in Japan Earthquakes that measured in magnitudes as high as 7.0 hit Kumamoto prefecture in the southern island of Kyushu in mid-April. An initial smaller quake was felt on April 14, followed by another larger tremor on April 16. This is

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PQMD Members Monitoring Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador

Ecuador earthquake map PQMD Members Monitoring Earthquakes

PQMD Members Monitoring Earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador On Saturday, April 16, Japan was struck by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the southwestern city of Kumamoto-shi. The earthquake, which struck at 1:25 am local time, comes just one day after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the area along with several

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AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji

AmeriCares to Deliver $1.5 Million of Emergency Medical Shipments to Fiji PQMD member AmeriCares, active in Cyclone Winston relief efforts since it hit the islands of Fiji in February, has expanded their assistance efforts to include emergency shipments totaling $1.5 million of medical aid. Contents include 46,000

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PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan

PQMD Member IMA World Health

PQMD Member IMA World Health Focuses on Displaced in South Sudan Since December 2013, the eastern side of South Sudan has been subjected to seemingly endless violence, causing a large migration to the western side of the country. Fearing for their safety, the residents of South Sudan

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AmeriCares Ready to Respond to Fiji Cyclone

Fiji Radar

AmeriCares Ready to Respond to Fiji Cyclone AmeriCares has relief workers on stand-by ready to assist the recovery from Cyclone Winston in Fiji. The storm, the most powerful storm to ever to hit Fiji, made landfall on the archipelago nation’s most populous island Saturday evening local time,

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AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai

India Flooding AmeriCares

AmeriCares India Attends to Flood Victims in Chennai In response to extensive flooding caused by heavy rains in the Southeastern Indian city of Chennai, AmeriCares India emergency response teams have been working to aid the many people affected, specifically in the state of Tamil Nadu. An estimated

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