Healthy People. Better World.

That means all people — regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay. Improving their lives is Direct Relief’s mission.

Workers unload medical supplies from a helicopter.

Humanitarian Relief

Direct Relief works in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medical resources to care for the world’s most vulnerable people.

Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone in Need.

Health providers at the main clinic in Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti, are providing care in the community, which is near the epicenter of the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that shook the country last month. Staff at the clinic, operated by Locally Haiti, are using the Emergency Medical Backpacks from Direct Relief to provide triage care. (Courtesy photo) Disaster relief

Haiti Earthquake

Direct Relief has staff on the ground in Haiti and is delivering critical medical supplies in response to the earthquake.

Volunteers with Mountain Heart Nepal prepare to provide medical support to an airlifted patient. (Photo courtesy of Mountain Heart Nepal) covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak Response

Bolstering Covid vaccine distribution, supplying PPE and medicine for critical patient care – in the U.S. and around internationally.

Dr. Khadijah Lang, president of the Golden State Medical Association, stands in front of a mural of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Los Angeles. (Direct Relief) Health Equity

Direct Relief Establishes “Fund for Health Equity”

The Fund will be steered by an Advisory Council with deep connections and experience in communities in which the effects of historic racism and socioeconomic disparities persist.

AID TRACKER

Unaudited totals since Jan. 1, 2021
Updated
in medical aid
$1,503,961,092
doses of medicine
149,506,046
pounds of medicine and supplies
6,986,847
deliveries
16,764
healthcare providers supported
2,231

Giving is Good Medicine

Everything Direct Relief does, every person whose life is improved or saved, stems from an act of generosity that’s purely voluntary. You don’t have to donate. That’s why it’s so extraordinary when you do.

Efficient. Effective. Transparent.

Nongovernmental. Nonsectarian. Apolitical.

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In Focus

Direct Relief's 155,000-square-foot warehouse. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief) Charity Ratings

Direct Relief Ranked 3rd Largest U.S. Charity

The growth occurred in a year when Direct Relief extended more help to more people in need than ever before in its 70-year history, furnishing essential medications, vaccines, instruments and supplies to all 50 U.S. and globally.

Disaster Relief

Ready When Disasters Strike

An international network of trusted partners enables Direct Relief to assess immediate healthcare needs, understand the situation on the ground, and respond quickly and efficiently when a disaster strikes.

Doctor treating a young patient in Puerto Rico. Issues & Solutions

Advancing Health Globally

Direct Relief equips health professionals in resource-poor communities to meet the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and caring for people in need.

Charity Navigator

Direct Relief Earns Top Charity Ranking

Direct Relief’s leading financial performance and efficiency have earned it a 4-star rating for the eighth consecutive year from Charity Navigator, and top ranking on its list of best charities.

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