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