Emergency Response

Emergency Preparedness Post-9/11: Equipping Local First Responders

21 Medical Reserve Corps Units in 18 California counties have been equipped with Direct Relief's 'grab-and-go' medical packs.

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 forever changed the way the nation prepares for disasters and unpredictable events. Recognizing the importance […]

Readying Medicines to Help Peruvians Affected by Severe Cold

The Peruvian flag hangs in Direct Relief's warehouseies for people in Peru.

Direct Relief is preparing a shipment of medicines and medical supplies to help treat people in Peru suffering from a severe cold […]

Responding to the Latest Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

The bleach and buckets sent to HAS Haiti are being used to prevent further spread of cholera. Photo courtesy of HAS Haiti.

Direct Relief’s emergency response team recently sent 600 gallons of bleach and 200 buckets with spigots to its partner Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS […]

Responding to the Southern Oregon Wildfires

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View Larger Map In response to the major wildfires burning across southwest Oregon, Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has reached out to […]

Responding to the Dengue Fever Outbreak in Honduras

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Direct Relief is preparing an emergency air shipment of medicine to partner Proyecto Aldea Global/Project Global Village  to address the outbreak of […]

Sandy-Battered Health Center Receives $150,000 Grant to Aid Recovery

Direct Relief's Kerri Murray was on hand to present Ryan-NENA staff with a $150,000 grant to help their continued Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

Direct Relief was on site at the Ryan-NENA Community Health Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side this morning to present a $150,000 […]