Healthy People. Better World.

That means all people, regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay. Improving their lives is Direct Relief's mission. Learn More

Prescribing Aid, Worldwide

Direct Relief equips doctors and nurses with life-saving medicines and supplies to care for the world's most vulnerable people. Learn More

Relief, Direct to People in Need

Emergency Response

A strong network of trusted partners enables Direct Relief to assess immediate healthcare needs, understand the situation on the ground, and respond quickly and efficiently when a disaster strikes.

Issues & Solutions

Direct Relief’s medical assistance programs equip health professionals in resource-poor communities to meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and caring for people in need.

Products with Purpose

Based on years of experience, Direct Relief designs and deploys a range of humanitarian products to support vulnerable communities throughout the world.


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Hurricane Florence

With Hurricane Florence threatening the East Coast, Direct Relief is supporting local healthcare organizations in the storm’s projected path.
Doctors take care of patients as part of a medical volunteer campaign supported by Vida Peru, Direct Releif among other organizations, to help villagers affected by floods, in Batanes, Piura on April 9, 2017.

Ratings & Awards

Direct Relief Earns 8th Consecutive 4-Star Rating

Direct Relief’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the eighth consecutive time that Direct Relief has earned this top distinction.