Disaster response requires rapid mobilization, but the help must be of the right type. Direct Relief’s efforts are fast, yet always in direct response to specific requests from local partners and are coordinated with other 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.
The DRC is facing its worst-ever outbreak of Ebola, second only to the 2014-2016 epidemic that claimed more than 11,000 lives across West Africa.
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