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Supporting Health Workers in Turkey, First Responders in Ukraine

Direct Relief's Humanitarian Activity for the week of 04/14/2023 - 04/21/2023


Operational Update

Ten converted shipping containers donated by Direct Relief were recently received in Turkey and will house local healthcare workers impacted by the earthquake in February. (Courtesy photo)

Over the past seven days, Direct Relief has delivered 364 shipments of requested medical aid to 41 U.S. states and territories and 11 countries worldwide.

The shipments contained 6.6 million defined daily doses of medication, including antibiotics, prenatal vitamins, personal care products, and more.

housing healthcare workers in turkey

Recently, in collaboration with the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Direct Relief purchased 10 shipping containers converted for housing to support healthcare workers in Turkey who had lost their homes after February’s earthquakes.

Two converted shipping containers donated by Direct Relief were received by the Turkish Society of Intensive Care and will house local healthcare workers impacted by the earthquake in February. (Courtesy photo)

Two more were received and installed by the Turkish Society of Intensive Care in Malatya, Turkey.

Qlik Global Transformation Award 2023

This week, Direct Relief and the CrisisReady team received the Global Transformation award at the 2023 QlikWorld Conference. The award was given for the organization’s novel use of data analysis in response to the Ukraine war and refugee crisis.

Learn more about the 2023 Global Transformation Award here.

Material aid for Ukraine

This week, 16 Direct Relief field medic packs were received by Charity Fund “TAPS” in Dnipro, Ukraine, and distributed to local first responders.

Since Feb. 24, 2022, Direct Relief has provided medical aid to Ukraine weighing more than 2.6 million pounds, or 1,300 tons, with more on the way.



This week, Direct Relief shipped 5.8 million defined daily doses of medication outside the U.S.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Zambia
  • El Salvador
  • Bangladesh
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Ecuador
  • Turkey
  • Panama


Direct Relief delivered 347 shipments containing over two tons of medications over the past week to organizations, including the following:

  • Welvista, South Carolina
  • NC MedAssist, North Carolina
  • St. Vincent de Paul Pharmacy, Texas
  • CommunityHealth, Illinois
  • UNC Health Care, North Carolina
  • Community Care Center, North Carolina
  • Mission Arlington Medical Clinic, Texas
  • Matthew 25, Inc., Indiana
  • Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
  • Palmetto Health Council, Inc., Georgia


Since Jan. 1, 2023, Direct Relief has delivered 5,072 shipments to 1,415 healthcare providers in 53 U.S. states and territories and 57 countries.

These shipments contained 175.8 million defined daily doses of medication valued at $525 million (wholesale), totaling 2.5 million lbs.

In The News

Santa Barbara non-profit Direct Relief donates millions to help Ukrainians wounded by war – KCBX FM: Direct Relief in Santa Barbara has provided medical aid to Ukraine for many years, which allowed them to quickly ramp up assistance when Russia invaded the country more than a year ago.”

Qlik Announces 2023 Global Transformation Awards – Qlik: Qlik has been a central component of Direct Relief operations since 2015, helping to inform its teams and network on where to allocate staff, money and resources, turning information into aid. Most recently, Direct Relief leveraged Qlik to analyze anonymized metadata from social media on mobile devices to provide vital support to Ukrainian refugees fleeing the ongoing war.”

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