Direct Relief and FedEx Team Up to Bring Relief to Central America After Hurricanes Eta and Iota

Direct Relief is providing nearly $10 million in aid after the Category 4 storm left entire communities underwater and 200,000 displaced.
Nov 20, 2020 12:15 PM ET

Originally published by Direct Relief

Hurricane Iota, thought to be the strongest storm ever to strike Nicaragua, slammed into the country’s Caribbean coast on Monday evening as a Category 4 hurricane.

The storm made landfall in an almost identical location – and with similar force – to that of Hurricane Eta two weeks earlier.

To date, Direct Relief has dispatched seven emergency shipments, with support from FedEx, to on-the-ground partners in Honduras and Nicaragua, totaling 62 pallets and with a value of almost $10 million. The pallets contained a large variety of medicines and supplies, including antibiotics, antifungals, cardiovascular medicines, vitamins, PPE, and wound care supplies.

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