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.
Direct Relief is supporting medical facilities in China and in the U.S. with personal protective gear to protect health care workers.
Direct Relief is responding in the Bahamas, focusing relief efforts on the health facilities that serve people who rely on the healthcare safety net for essential services.
Response and Recovery
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.How Direct Relief Responds
- in medical aid
- doses of medicine
- pounds of medicine and supplies
- healthcare providers supported