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Oregon Wildfire Response, Support for Ukraine Continues

Direct Relief's Humanitarian Activity for the week of 06/21/2024 - 06/28/2024


Operational Update

Shipments of requested medications and supplies donated by Direct Relief arrived in Ukraine last week, and were received by local NGO, Ukrainian Soul. The organization will distribute the donation to healthcare providers on the ground. (Courtesy photo)

Direct Relief has delivered 852 shipments of requested medical aid to 51 U.S. states and territories and 20 countries worldwide over the past seven days.

The shipments contained 15 million defined daily doses of medication and supplies, including vitamins, surgical supplies, personal protective equipment, and more.

Oregon Wildfire Response

The Darlene 3 wildfire, located in La Pine, Oregon. (Photo courtesy of Central Oregon Fire Information)

On Tuesday, the Darlene 3 wildfire prompted the evacuation of over 1,100 homes in La Pine, Oregon. Wind has driven the fire to expand to nearly 4,000 acres, and it was 30% contained as of Thursday morning, according to Central Oregon Fire Information. Direct Relief has extended its support to partner health facilities in the area, including La Pine Community Health Center and Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades, both located within 50 miles of the fire.

The organization will continue to respond to needs as requested.

Ukraine Relief

Shipments of requested medications and supplies donated by Direct Relief arrived in Ukraine last week and were received by local NGO, Ukrainian Soul. The organization will distribute the donation to healthcare providers on the ground. (Courtesy photo)

Last week, a local NGO, Ukrainian Soul, received multiple shipments of requested medications and medical supplies for distribution to healthcare providers and first responders on the ground in Ukraine. The donations included thermometers, thyroid medications, prenatal vitamins, and more.

Direct Relief has deployed more than 2,480 tons of medical aid, 341.6 million defined daily doses, $42 million in financial assistance, and $1.3 billion in material aid assistance to Ukraine since the war broke out.

Operational Snapshot


Over the last week, Direct Relief shipped more than 7.8 million defined daily doses of medication outside the U.S.

Countries that received medical aid over the past week included:

  • Uganda
  • Tunisia
  • Peru
  • India
  • Guatemala
  • Iraq
  • Tanzania
  • Pakistan
  • Nicaragua
  • Zimbabwe


A recent grant recipient of Direct Relief’s Power for Health Initiative, Alliance Medical Center, located in Healdsburg, California, was recently featured by AP News. For the past month of June, the health center has been operating with a solar and battery storage system donated by Direct Relief. Direct Relief’s Power for Health Initiative seeks to bring clean, renewable backup power to community health centers and free clinics to ensure they can deliver critical healthcare services during power outages. Learn more about Direct Relief’s resilient power efforts here.

Direct Relief delivered 822 shipments containing over eight tons of medications during the past seven days to organizations, including the following:

  • Faith Family Medical Clinic, Tennessee
  • Wellness Pointe, Texas
  • Clinica Esperanza/ Hope Clinic, Rhode Island
  • No Aids Task Force, Louisiana
  • Franklin County Community Care, Texas
  • First Baptist Medical/Dental  Clinic, Mississippi
  • IU Fort Wayne Lafayette Street Family Health Clinic, Indiana
  • HealthLinc, Inc., Indiana
  • Matthew 25, Inc., Indiana
  • Community Care Center, North Carolina


Since January 1, 2024, Direct Relief has delivered 11,900 shipments to 1,894 partner organizations in 54 U.S. states and territories and 78 countries.

These shipments contained 221.9 million defined daily doses of medication totaling 3.1 million lbs.

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