Disaster response efforts require rapid response, but the help must be of the right type. Direct Relief’s response efforts are fast, yet they are always in direct response to specific requests from local partners and are coordinated with other international organizations and governmental authorities to ensure the most efficient use of resources.Learn more
Direct Relief is responding to those in need, focusing relief efforts on the health facilities that serve people who rely on the healthcare safety net for essential services.
Following the rains and flooding that engulfed Texas communities in 2017, Direct Relief is responding to those impacted and still rebuilding in Hurricane Harvey’s wake.
Informed by Experience
While each emergency has specific characteristics that are dependent upon local facts and circumstances, the type of disaster affects the types of health services required.
- in medical aid
- doses of medicine
- pounds of medicine and supplies
- healthcare providers supported