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Healthy People.
Better World.

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

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Humanitarian Relief

Direct Relief works in the U.S. and internationally to expand access to medicine and healthcare by equipping doctors and nurses with lifesaving medical resources.

Anytime. Anywhere. Anyone in Need.

A wildfire glows at night above hills in California. Disaster relief

California Fire Relief

Direct Relief is responding to wildfires throughout the Western U.S. and its home state of California.

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

Covid-19 Response

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

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

Fund for Health Equity

The fund supports communities in which the effects of racism and socioeconomic disparities persist.

AID TRACKER

Unaudited totals since Jan. 1, 2022
Updated
in medical aid
$1,199,666,911
doses of medicine
377,833,080
pounds of medicine and supplies
9,421,631
deliveries
11,959
healthcare providers supported
1,857

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.

Get Involved

Three Ways to Make a Difference

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Invest in a healthier world

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Rally your community to help others

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Put your business to work for humanity

In Focus

Direct Relief's 155,000-square-foot warehouse. Charity Ratings

Direct Relief Ranked 5th Largest U.S. Charity

Growth occurred in a year when Direct Relief extended more help to more people in need than ever before in its 70-year history.

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Ready When Disasters Strike

A trusted international network enables Direct Relief to assess immediate healthcare needs 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.

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Direct Relief Earns Top Charity Ranking

Direct Relief’s leading financial performance and efficiency earn it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and top ranking on its “best charities” list.

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