Archive for the Disaster Response Category

Private aid, businesses and faith-based charities

Private aid, businesses and faith-based charities By Caroline Brassard The increasing emergence of ‘non-traditional actors’ in the humanitarian field – some of whom bring specialized skills and innovative technology, others who are ill-prepared – heralds a new chapter in disaster relief. The increasing importance of private businesses,

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Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Aid Organizations at Americares Warehouse

Sen. Blumenthal Addresses Aid Organizations at Americares Warehouse Stamford, Conn. – Oct. 18, 2016 – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke today at Americares global distribution center about the work Connecticut-based nongovernmental organizations are doing to respond to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew both in this country

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PQMD Members Continue with Aid to Hurricane Matthew Affected Countries

PQMD Members Providing Aid to Hurricane Matthew Affected Countries As the devastation from Hurricane Matthew continues to unfold and impact Haiti, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and parts of the United States, PQMD members are actively responding to emerging needs in all impacted countries. With many efforts focused within the

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International Medical Corps Update: Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti

International Medical Corps Update: Hurricane Matthew’s Impact on Haiti PQMD member International Medical Corps just received an update on the situation in Haiti from a member of our emergency response team, Margaret Traub, who arrived in one of the hardest hit areas on Wednesday. Follow

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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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