Emergency Response

Additional Aid Dispatched to Bangladesh, India


With more than 3.9 million people affected by Cyclone Aila, Direct Relief has provided additional aid consignments to partners caring for the displaced in India and Bangladesh. Emergency response modules containing medical supplies have been sent to Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in India and Sangkalpa Trust in Bangladesh, two longtime Direct Relief partners working in-country and with extensive experience in emergency response. To […]

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Direct Relief Medical Aid Supports Cyclone Aila Response


Direct Relief’s consignment of medical aid delivered in advance of cyclone season has been activated in response to Cyclone Aila, which struck May 25, displacing more than 500,000 people in Bangladesh. A 40-foot ocean container of medical supplies and medicines, valued at $477,780 (wholesale), was delivered May 13 to Sangkalpa Trust in advance of cyclone season. The consignment included materials specifically needed during cyclone […]

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24,000 N95 Particulate Respirators Distributed to Public at Height of Fire

Jesusita Fire Mask Distribution

With the Jesusita Fire expected to be fully contained May 20, Direct Relief has resumed normal-operation footing while continuing to assist as needed with local follow-up efforts. During the weeklong fire emergency, which caused mass evacuations, threatened highly populated areas of Santa Barbara, and burned over 8,700 acres and 99 structures, Direct Relief— • Maintained round-the-clock staffing and coordination with local public […]

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Third Mask Distribution Saturday from 12 to 3 PM


Direct Relief staff and volunteers will be distributing free N95 particulate respirators to the public from 12 to 3 pm today at two sites: Scolari’s Food Co., 222 North Milpas in Santa Barbara, and Goleta Valley Community Center, 5679 Hollister Ave., Goleta. The protective masks are especially helpful for people who must be outside in the smoke and ash and those with respiratory conditions. Direct Relief is […]

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20,000 Respirators Distributed to Residents, Responders, and Evacuees in Shelters

Tea Fire N95 Mask Distribution

6 pm: With the completion today of a second consecutive community-based distribution effort at three sites in Santa Barbara, Direct Relief has furnished more than 20,000 N95 particulate respirators to local residents, emergency responders, and those staying in shelters. Direct Relief today also resupplied the Jesusita Fire Incident Command Center, from which hundreds of firefighting crews and vehicles are being directed in […]

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Direct Relief, Public Health Dept. Assemble Medical Shelter at UCSB

Jesusita Fire Evacuation Center UCSB

Direct Relief emergency response to the Jesusita Fire continued throughout last night, when Direct Relief was asked to help establish at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) a medical shelter for evacuees requiring special needs. Direct Relief emergency staff rapidly tapped and delivered emergency stockpiles of inventory from its warehouse distribution center and worked throughout the night with UCSB […]

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