Emergency Response

757 Cargo Plane Lifts Off for Haiti, Carrying 16.7 Tons of Life-Saving Medical Aid

On Wednesday morning, Direct Relief oversaw the largest emergency medical aid airlift for Haiti since last week’s hurricane, with nearly 17 tons […]

U.S. Communities Hard-Hit by Hurricane Matthew; Volunteers Pitch In

While power outages, closed roads, and extensive flooding continue to disrupt U.S. areas deluged by Hurricane Matthew, Direct Relief received word Tuesday that two […]

Cholera in Haiti: The Crisis After the Storm

Hurricane Matthew, responsible for over 1,000 deaths in Haiti over the past several days, has also likely spread a significant number of […]

Moved by Hurricane Matthew’s Impact, 8-Year-Old Raises Funds for Direct Relief

Despite her own Florida home being pounded with wind and rain from Hurricane Matthew, 8-year-old Madeline Fox decided to reach out to […]

Hurricane Matthew: Direct Relief Commits $250,000 in Cash, $100 Million in Medical Inventory to Emergency Response

As the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew comes into focus, Direct Relief has made available its entire inventory of $100 million in […]

Hurricane Matthew: Who’s at Risk? 4 Vulnerability Factors

Though Hurricane Matthew poses a threat to anyone in its way, certain populations are more vulnerable to its effects than others. That’s […]