Transparency

Direct Relief maintains a firm policy of full transparency in its work and finances, especially in how the organization uses the donations to advance its mission.

In an effort to provide the highest levels of transparency and accountability, Direct Relief maps, tracks, and measures the aid it distributes throughout the world for anyone to view.

Aid Tracker

The Aid Tracker is updated daily with the following measurements of humanitarian output:

  • Deliveries: This figure reflects the number of shipments Direct Relief sends from its distribution facilities to healthcare recipients throughout the world.
  • Dollar Value: This number refers to the wholesale acquisition cost of medical resources delivered by Direct Relief to healthcare providers throughout the world. Businesses and organizations provide products and expertise needed and leveraged for humanitarian purposes, and generous cash donations help keep Direct Relief independent from external interests, maintaining the flexibility of its work. See Direct Relief’s valuation policy >>
  • Doses of Medicines: This reflects Defined Daily Doses, a measure of drug utilization developed by the World Health Organization and maintained by the WHO Collaborating Center for Drug Statistics methodology at the University of Norway in Oslo. Direct Relief uses this as a measure of pharmaceutical aid provided.
  • Healthcare Providers Supported: Direct Relief provides medical and financial assistance to health centers, clinics, and medical facilities across the United States and around the world.
  • Pounds in Medicine and Supplies: This reflects the weight of materials delivered by Direct Relief to healthcare providers throughout the world.

Global Aid Distribution Map

Direct Relief maps and visualizes several channels of aid and medical material distribution for better understanding of specific conditions, to aid in disaster preparedness, and for transparency and accountability to our donors. The Direct Relief Aid Map is a prime example. By using the Aid Map, anyone interested in Direct Relief can easily search, navigate, and view the reach of Direct Relief’s activities, anywhere in the world, at any time.

Financial Integrity

Direct Relief makes its financial documents publicly available on its website. This includes clear conflict of interest and “whistleblower” policies, as well as statements regarding donations, valuation of in-kind resources, program funding, and compensation:

Interactive Program Maps

For more insight into Direct Relief’s activities throughout the world, view Direct Relief’s map gallery.

Active Emergency Responses

Direct Relief staff load critical medicines and supplies on to a helicopter in San Juan on Dec. 18, 2017. The medicines went to Health ProMed Health Center on the island of Vieques, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Donnie Hedden for Direct Relief)

Hurricanes

Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria churned a devastating path through the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. As the crisis unfolds, Direct Relief is responding to those in need, focusing relief efforts on the health facilities that serve people who rely on the healthcare safety net for essential services.

Refugee Crisis

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

An unprecedented humanitarian emergency has been building as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have crossed the Myanmar border into neighboring Bangladesh.

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