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Global Update: Pakistan Floods, Ukraine, Disaster Insights

A look at Direct Relief's global activities.



Areas that experienced heavy wildfire smoke exposure in 2021. (Direct Relief)

Research and Insights

  • Most people (53%) in the U.S. expect natural disasters to get worse where they live, but are largely unprepared for them, according to a new survey commissioned by Direct Relief. Read a comprehensive overview of the results.
  • Much of the U.S. – far beyond any active fire perimeter – faced at least seven days of heavy wildfire smoke in 2020 and 2021, Direct Relief’s Research and Analysis team found. Explore the numbers.

What’s New

  • Pakistan has endured an extreme and unprecedented monsoon season, leading to more than 1,000 deaths and causing widespread destruction of homes and public infrastructure.
  • Six months after the Ukraine war began, Direct Relief has provided more than 890 tons of medical support and $15 million in cash assistance.
  • In the wake of devastating tragedies such as mass shootings, health centers step up to meet increased community needs. Direct Relief supported a Uvalde, Texas health center with a $120,000 grant.

Top Stories

Flooding in Pakistan

Soldiers rescue people from the flood-affected Rajanpur district, in the Punjab province of Pakistan, in Aug. 2022. Fierce monsoon rains and deadly flooding have hit Pakistan hard this year. (Photo by SHAHID SAEED MIRZA/AFP via Getty Images)

The situation: Catastrophic flooding in Pakistan has affected roughly 15% of the country’s population (33 million people), sparking widespread devastation, mass evacuations, and a dire need for basic resources, including medication and medical items.

The response: Direct Relief is preparing a shipment of insulin, in coordination with Life for a Child, for distribution to 10 hospitals and healthcare facilities in Pakistan.

The impact: The shipment from Direct Relief contains enough long-acting insulin for 3,773 children and young adults under the age of 25 living with Type 1 Diabetes.

Direct Relief is also helping to inform response efforts by working with the World Food Program to analyze population movements and assess where evacuations have taken place and where aid may be needed.

For Ukraine’s War, A Large-Scale, Multipronged Response

The Ukrainian Flag flies at Direct Relief’s U.S. headquarters.

The situation: Six months of war in Ukraine has caused the deaths of thousands, injured untold numbers more, and displaced millions from their homes and country.

The response: Direct Relief, as a recognized international partner of Ukraine’s Ministry of Health, is continuing its scaled-up response along the two parallel tracks of supporting those affected by war in Ukraine and those forced to flee their homes to neighboring countries. The organization has shipped more than 890 tons of medical aid, provided above $15 million in funding, and supported more than 400 hospitals and clinics working to treat those affected by war.

Looking forward: The organization will focus on strengthening access to primary health care, bolstering rehabilitation services for people who have been injured, and addressing mental health and psychological support for both health care providers and the general population.

In the Wake of Tragedy, Health Centers Support Their Communities

A provider examines a patient at Jericho Road Community Health Center in Buffalo, in a photo taken before the shooting. (Photo courtesy of Jericho Road Community Health Center)

The situation: In Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas, recent mass shootings have left dozens dead and injured, and shaken entire communities. “It just ripped the soul out of us,” said a Buffalo provider.

The response: Community health centers in both cities stepped up to provide mental health services, pharmacy deliveries, and other essential care in the wake of the tragedies. In addition, both have taken steps to prepare for long-term community needs, such as preparing to set up a new, school-based clinic and working with government officials to address historic issues. Direct Relief provided the Uvalde health center, Community Health Development, Inc., with a $120,000 grant to help with increased operational costs.

The impact: Leaders at both health centers intend to not only meet their patients where they are, but improve their health overall by working to address the social circumstances that affect health and health outcomes.

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