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Medicines Arrive in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Resilient Power for Lebanon, and More

Direct Relief's Humanitarian Activity for the week of 08/26/2022 - 09/02/2022


Operational Update

Critical medical aid from Direct Relief is received and distributed to local hospitals in Ukraine by local group Renovate Kharkiv. (Photo courtesy of Renovate Kharkiv)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 307 shipments of requested medical aid to 39 US states and territories and 12 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 5.4 million defined daily doses of medication, including antibiotics, insulin, antihistamines, cardiovascular medications, and more.

This week Direct Relief and Anera, a local NGO in Lebanon, announced an effort to establish reliable energy at medical clinics in the country. With solar panels, inverters, and batteries donated by Direct Relief, Anera will support four medical centers throughout Lebanon with solar power systems that will increase access to quality health services for refugees.

This week Direct Relief and Anera, a local NGO in Lebanon, announced an effort to establish reliable energy at medical clinics in the country. (Photo courtesy of Anera)


Since February 24, Direct Relief has provided medical aid to Ukraine weighing more than 1.8 million pounds, or 900 tons, with more on the way.

Over the past seven days, shipments including wound care supplies, PPE, nutritional supplements, and more departed Direct Relief’s warehouse in California bound for Ukraine.

Pakistan Flooding

New maps showing population changes in the areas affected by the floods have been generated by CrisisReady and Direct Relief. The maps feature human mobility data collected between August 13 and August 30, 2022.

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.

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 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.


Operational Snapshot


This week, Direct Relief shipped more than 4.6 million defined daily doses of medication outside the US.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Uganda
  • Ghana
  • Ethiopia
  • Liberia
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Armenia
  • Rwanda
  • El Salvador
  • Dominican Republic


Direct Relief delivered 288 shipments containing 784,687 doses of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

  • Johnson City Community Health Center, Tennessee
  • Next Harm Reduction, New York
  • Lake County Free Clinic, Ohio
  • Community Care Center, North Carolina
  • Good Samaritan Health Services, Oklahoma
  • Family Health Clinic of Wolcott, Indiana
  • NKY Health Department, Kentucky
  • Health Services Inc., Alabama
  • Tree Of Life Healthcare, Georgia
  • Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, California


Since January 1, 2022, Direct Relief has delivered 13K shipments to 1,883 healthcare providers in 53 U.S. states and territories and 86 countries.

These shipments contained 393.9M defined daily doses of medication valued at $1.2B (wholesale), totaling 9.6M lb.


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