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Operational Update: Supporting and Preparing Communities Locally, Globally

From Direct Relief's hometown of Santa Barbara, California, to Ukraine, the organization has been responding to emergencies and medical needs over the past week.



Emergency medical supplies donated by Direct Relief were recieved by Help Ukraine Romania this week. (Courtesy photo)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 217 shipments of requested medical aid to 31 U.S. states and territories and sixteen countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 14.4 million defined daily doses of medication, including insulin, antibiotics, surgical supplies, overdose-reversing medications, prenatal vitamins, and more.

Supporting Local Storm Recovery

Starting this week, Direct Relief is hosting the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in response to the recent winter storms and floods. The center is a designated location for individuals and families who have disaster-caused needs to apply for FEMA, California, & other assistance. The center will be open for approximately 30 days. Spanish, ASL and Mixteco interpreter services are available.

Starting this week, Direct Relief is hosting the FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in response to the recent winter storms and floods. (Honor Pickus/Direct Relief)

Air Quality Preparation

This week, Direct Relief provided 50,000 N95 masks to UC Santa Barbara’s Campus Health Services and Campus Emergency Management in preparation for wildfire and other air quality-impacting events.

Direct Relief provided UCSB with 50,000 N95s today for their campus preparedness for infectious diseases and air quality impacts by wildfires. (Brianna Newport/Direct Relief)

Monitoring Texas Storm Impacts

A series of severe winter storms are sweeping across the country this week, already claiming the lives of six individuals as of Wednesday. Ice storms have also caused widespread power outages throughout Texas where more than 300,000 homes and businesses are currently without power.

Direct Relief is actively monitoring the current conditions across the country and is in contact with the Texas Association of Community Health Centers and the Texas Association of Charitable Clinics to assess needs and gather additional information about conditions within the impacted communities.

Read more about severe winter weather impacts on Texas here.

Material Support for Ukraine

Charity Fund Modern Village and Town recently distributed Direct Relief-donated Baxter medications to medical institutions in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since the conflict began in February 2022, Charity Fund Modern Village and Town has distributed over 158 tons of medical products from Direct Relief.

Since Feb. 24, 2022, Direct Relief has provided medical aid to Ukraine weighing more than 2.4 million pounds, or 1,200 tons, with more on the way.



This week, Direct Relief shipped 14.3 million defined daily doses of medication outside the U.S.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Ukraine
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Liberia
  • New Guinea
  • Somaliland
  • Ghana


Direct Relief delivered 178 shipments containing 160,616 doses of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

  • The Health Hut, Louisiana
  • Safer Alternatives through Networking & Education (SANE) – Clinic Site, California
  • Start Corporation (CHC), Louisiana
  • Clinica Esperanza, Rhode Island
  • Casey Health Center, Virginia
  • Phoenix Allies for Community Health, Arizona
  • Welvista, South Carolina
  • New Song Health Center dba Bolinbrook Christian Health Center, Illinois
  • Harm Reduction Services, California


Since Jan. 1, 2023, Direct Relief has delivered 1,315 shipments to 792 healthcare providers in 50 U.S. states and territories and 37 countries.

These shipments contained 42 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $130.1 million (wholesale), totaling 650,539 lbs.

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