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
Emergency responder and child after Typhoon Haiyan
Direct Relief staff supporting health clinic in Jordan

Prescribing Aid, Worldwide

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

Relief, Direct to People in Need


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Emergency Response

Ready When Disasters Strike

An international 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.
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.

Charity Navigator

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.
Direct Relief staff prepare medical supplies for shipment from Direct Relief's Santa Barbara warehouse to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, after Super Typhoon Yutu damaged many homes and health facilities in October 2018. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)

Ratings & Awards

Direct Relief Ranked 7th Largest U.S. Charity

The growth occurred in a year when Direct Relief extended more help to more people in need than ever before in its 70-year history, furnishing essential medications, vaccines, instruments and supplies through 13,554 deliveries to all 50 U.S. and globally.