Emergency Response

Haiti Receives 82 Tons of Urgently Needed Medical Aid

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 28, 2016 – Direct Relief today airlifted 82 tons of medical aid to Haiti to help treat cholera […]

Emergency Update: Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off Chilean Coast

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A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s coast Sunday morning, triggering tsunami warnings and prompting evacuation orders for coastal areas. Those […]

As Syrian Civil War Wages On, Direct Relief Aids Refugees in Country and Beyond

A Syrian man and his son visit a free clinic in Jordan that was set up in partnership with the Vaseline Healing Project and the Jordan Health Aid Society.

Nearly 5 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the country’s civil war nearly six years ago, a conflict the […]

Emergency Update: Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

An Indonesian town was one of many devastated by the 2004 tsunami that swept through the region. On Wednesday, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck the region, and Direct Relief is responding with aid.

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Sigli in Aceh Province, Indonesia, on Wednesday, and Direct Relief is working to coordinate shipments to the […]

Emergency Update: Direct Relief Readies Response to Tennessee Wildfires

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Three people have died in #Tennessee as the fire rages on. Video: Chris Higgins Photography pic.twitter.com/ntPYXcubsv — WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) November 30, 2016 […]

Tropical Storm Otto Expected to Make Landfall in Central America; Direct Relief Ready to Assist

Tropical Storm Otto is making its way towards Nicaragua, Costa Rica and other countries in the region.

  Tropical Storm Otto is on track to hit southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica on Thanksgiving Day. As of Wednesday morning, Otto was about […]