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Continued Medical Relief for Haiti, Sri Lanka, Ukraine

Direct Relief's Humanitarian Activity for the week of 12/02/2022 - 12/09/2022


Operational Update

32 pallets worth of emergency medical supplies including cancer medications, cardiovascular drugs, and more were received by AICM recently in Ukraine. (Photo courtesy of AICM)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 292 shipments of requested medical aid to 40 U.S. states and territories and eight countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 3.2 million defined daily doses of medication, including antibiotics, nutrition products, wound care supplies, vitamins, and more.

Cholera Response in Haiti

As Direct Relief continues to support Haiti during the recent cholera outbreak, cholera treatment kits have departed Direct Relief’s warehouse for distribution to hospitals and clinics treating patients.

Cholera treatment kits are staged for shipment to Haiti on December 6, 2022. The kits will be received by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to assist health centers and clinics on the front lines of the recent cholera outbreak in Haiti. (Maeve O’Connor/Direct Relief)

The assembled aid contains critically needed items, including oral rehydration salts, PPE, antibiotics, IV fluids, and medication administration supplies.

On November 29, 2022, FedEx delivered Direct Relief-donated medical supplies to a hospital in Haiti to help with the ongoing cholera outbreak. (Heather Bennett/Direct Relief)

Supporting Sri Lanka

This week, 86 pallets of emergency medical supplies arrived in Sri Lanka as requested by the country’s Ministry of Health and other local healthcare groups. The supplies will be distributed to hospitals and healthcare clinics around the region to support Sri Lanka’s healthcare system in response to the recent economic crisis.

This week, 86 pallets of emergency medical supplies arrived in Sri Lanka as requested by the country’s Ministry of Health and other local healthcare groups. (Photo courtesy of Medical Help Sri Lanka)

Direct Relief works closely with Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Sri Lankan Embassy in the United States, the Medical Supply Division, and the National Medicines Regulatory Authority to deliver supplies and will continue to do so.

Material Support for Ukraine

Since Feb. 24, Direct Relief has provided medical aid to Ukraine weighing more than 2.1 million pounds, or 1,038 tons, with more on the way.

13 pallets of emergency medical supplies were received by Charity Fund Modern Village and Town recently, for distribution to local hospitals. (Photos courtesy of CFMVT)

Over the past week, Direct Relief has provided critical emergency items to Ukraine, including cancer medications, emergency medical backpacks, IV fluids, PPE, and more.



This week, Direct Relief shipped 2.6 million defined daily doses of medication outside the U.S.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Peru
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Honduras
  • Lebanon
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador


Direct Relief delivered 261 shipments containing 2,576 doses of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

  • Agape Clinic, Texas
  • COSSMA, Inc. – Yabucoa, Puerto Rico
  • St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy, Ohio
  • The Health Hut, Louisiana
  • Pancare of Florida, Inc. Malone, Florida
  • Crossings Community Clinic Inc. DBA Good Shepherd Ministries of OK, INC, Oklahoma
  • Community Health Clinic, Inc., Kentucky
  • Outreach Health Services, Inc., Mississippi
  • Arthur Nagel Community Clinic, Texas
  • Scotland Community Health Clinic, North Carolina


Since Jan. 1, 2022, Direct Relief has delivered 18.9K shipments to 2,244 healthcare providers in 53 U.S. states and territories and 92 countries.

These shipments contained 542 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $1.8 billion (wholesale), totaling 10.9 million lbs.

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