Emergency Response

Flooding in Sri Lanka: Direct Relief Ships Emergency Medical Aid

More than 200 people are dead and over 100 missing, after severe flooding devastated the southwestern region of Sri Lanka in late May. The […]

Threatened Communities Stocked with Emergency Medicine at Hurricane Season’s Start

With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season officially underway, Direct Relief announced it is prepositioning emergency medicine and medical supplies in nine vulnerable […]

Direct Relief Delivers Chemical-Weapons Antidotes, Protective Gear Requested by Syrian Doctors

Direct Relief has shipped the first of three batches of nerve agent antidotes and protective gear to Syria to help shield Syrian […]

Direct Relief Ships Emergency Aid to Oklahoma After Tornado Strikes

A tornado tore through Elk City, Oklahoma earlier this week, destroying at least 50 homes and causing severe damage to dozens of buildings. […]

From the Front Lines, Missouri Highlands Health Care

Devastating floods struck Doniphan, Missouri, a rural farming community in Ripley County, on April 30, 2017. Residents in the area quickly responded as […]

Direct Relief Provides $5.5 Million of Emergency Aid in Aftermath of Peru Floods

Even though floodwaters have receded, recovery continues in Peru. Heavy rains that spanned several months overwhelmed infrastructure in many areas, and flash floods killed […]