Emergency Response

‘Heroin Was Home to Me’: One Woman’s Journey from Addict to ‘Champion of Recovery’

(Editor’s note: This story is the first in a series.) The teenager told her mother she had the flu. The 16-year-old locked […]

Emergency Update: Santa Barbara County Wildfires

Direct Relief has offered emergency assistance to the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Services and Public Health Department in response to […]

Cholera Treatment Kits Provide Inexpensive, Yet Life-saving, Medical Aid to Those in Crisis

Direct Relief is shipping cholera treatment kits to Yemen, where over 200,000 suspected cholera cases have been reported across the country. That […]

As Tropical Storm Cindy Barrels Across Gulf, Emergency Supplies Ready

(Editor’s note: This story was updated on June 22, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.) As Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall Thursday morning, the storm […]

Direct Relief Bolsters Yemeni Hospitals with Much-Needed Medicines

Almost 5,000 pounds of medical aid from Direct Relief was sent to Yemen last week, including critical medicines and supplies requested by healthcare […]

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 […]