Healthy People. Better World.

That means all people, regardless of politics, religion, or ability to pay. Improving their lives is Direct Relief's mission. Learn More
Emergency responder and child after Typhoon Haiyan
Direct Relief staff supporting health clinic in Jordan

Prescribing Aid, Worldwide

Direct Relief works in the U.S. and internationally to equip doctors and nurses with life-saving medicines and supplies needed to care for the world's most vulnerable people.

Relief, Direct to People in Need


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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.
Direct Relief staff prepare medical supplies for shipment from Direct Relief's Santa Barbara warehouse to Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, after Super Typhoon Yutu damaged many homes and health facilities in October 2018. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)

Charity Ratings

Direct Relief Ranked 7th 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 through 13,554 deliveries to all 50 U.S. and globally.