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Generosity at Work

Direct Relief exists for the simple, humanitarian purpose of helping people whose health and lives are threatened by poverty, endemic diseases, natural disasters, or civil conflict -- and thanks entirely to the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses.
Devastation after the January 12, 201o earthquake. Patients in St. Damien Hospital.Frantz Fortune, got impaled  in stomach trying to save sister, had surgery.

The Many Ways to Make a Difference

Explore ways to help improve the health and lives of people throughout the U.S. and the world.

Active Emergency Responses

Direct Relief staff load critical medicines and supplies on to a helicopter in San Juan on Dec. 18, 2017. The medicines went to Health ProMed Health Center on the island of Vieques, which was hard-hit by Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Donnie Hedden for Direct Relief)

Hurricanes

Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria churned a devastating path through the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. As the crisis unfolds, 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.

Refugee Crisis

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

An unprecedented humanitarian emergency has been building as hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees have crossed the Myanmar border into neighboring Bangladesh.

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