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Ukraine Support, Flooding Response in Bangladesh, Cancer Medications for Lebanon

Direct Relief's Humanitarian Activity for the week of 06/17/2022 - 06/24/2022


Operational Update

This week, health care workers at HOPE Hospital in Bangladesh have been responding to recent local flooding with field medic packs for triage care donated by Direct Relief. (Photo courtesy of HOPE Hospital)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief delivered 657 shipments of requested medical aid to 46 U.S. states and territories and eight countries worldwide, including Ukraine.

The shipments contained 28.4 million defined daily doses of medication, including mental health medications, antibiotics, chronic disease medications, nutritional products, insulin, and cancer treatments.

This week, 19 pallets worth of oncology therapies were prepared at Direct Relief’s warehouse in Santa Barbara, California, for shipment to Beirut, Lebanon, as requested by Lebanon’s Ministry of Public Health. The cancer supplies will be distributed to the American University of Beirut Medical Center, or AUBMC, a state-of-the-art medical center with adult and pediatric cancer departments. As a result of staff and supply shortages, about 60% of all cancer patients in Lebanon are now receiving care at AUBMC. 

The Ibad Al Rahman Association in Beirut, in connection with Anera and Direct Relief, provides various social services to the community by offering health and medication support. Photo from 2020 as documentation of Direct Relief’s ongoing distribution of aid after the Beirut explosion. (Photo by Francesca Volpi for Direct Relief)

Additionally, this week HOPE Hospital in Bangladesh has been responding to recent local flooding with caches of medical aid and field medic packs donated by Direct Relief. Direct Relief is currently working to provide additional support to HOPE, as they continue to administer emergency health care to those impacted by the floods.

This week, health care workers at HOPE Hospital in Bangladesh have been responding to recent local flooding with medical aid donated by Direct Relief. (Photo courtesy of HOPE Hospital)


Since February 24, Direct Relief has provided medical aid weighing more than 1.5 million pounds, or 750 tons in weight, with more on the way. Over the past seven days, shipments including cardiovascular medications, insulin, and antibiotics departed Direct Relief’s warehouse in Santa Barbara, California, bound for Ukraine.

This week, 15 pallets worth of requested medical supplies donated by Direct Relief were received by local NGO, TAPS-Ukraine in Dnipro, Ukraine. The shipment included antihistamines, kidney and urinary tract treatments, anti-inflammatory medications, antibiotics and more.

Operational Snapshot


This week, outside the U.S., Direct Relief shipped more than 26 million defined daily doses of medication.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Rwanda
  • India
  • Armenia
  • Haiti
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar

Direct Relief delivered 638 shipments containing 2.4 million doses of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

• Santa Clara County, California
• Clinica Esperanza, Rhode Island
• ODA Primary Care Health Center, New York
• Southwestern Diabetic Foundation Camp Sweeney, Texas
• LaSante Health Center, New York

  • Grace Medical Home, Florida
  • OneWorld Community Health Center, Nebraska
  • Betances Health, New York
  • Camp Kudzu, Georgia
  • Casey Health Center, Virginia


Since January 1, 2022, Direct Relief has delivered 9,446 shipments to 1,641 healthcare organizations in 52 U.S. states and territories and 78 countries.

These shipments contained 293.5 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $1.1 billion (wholesale) and weighing 8.7 million lbs.


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