Direct Relief

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Direct Relief Delivers Emergency Medical Aid to Peru, Briefs Peruvian Consul General on Flood Response

As deadly flooding persists in Peru, Direct Relief mobilized a second shipment of more than 23,000 pounds of medicines and medical aid to the country.<p>…

South America

Californithon Gaming Marathon Raises More than $15k for Direct Relief

After a weekend of non-stop video gameplay, Californithon 2 has ended, raising over $15,600 for Direct Relief. In under 60 hours, a group of gamers …

Direct Relief Ships Critical Aid to Peru in Wake of Persistent, Deadly Flooding

Two dozen pallets of requested medicines and medical supplies are bound for healthcare facilities in Peru, where unrelenting rains and deadly …

Climate

Direct Relief Aims to Alleviate Medical Pressures from War, Famine in South Sudan

The tragedy of South Sudan is among the most well-known in humanitarian and foreign policy circles. Established to great fanfare and aid commitments …

Emergency Update: Northern California Flooding

In response to severe weather and record-setting flooding across Northern California, Direct Relief has extended offers of assistance to California’s …

California

BD Partnership Honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation at the Health Means Business National Summit with Healthy10 Award

BD Helping Build Healthy Communities™ Partnership Awarded for Helping Improve Care for Underserved Areas<p>A partnership among BD (Becton Dickinson and …

Oroville Dam Crisis: With Evacuation Orders Lifted, Direct Relief Coordinates with State Officials on Response

As a long-serving member of the California Emergency Management Agency’s Business and Utility Operations Center (BUOC) — an association of private, …

Drought

Direct Relief Offers Aid to Evacuees of Oroville Dam Area

Nearly 200,000 people have been told to evacuate the area surrounding the Oroville Dam in Northern California. Many were forced to leave their homes …

Water

Delivering Aid to Louisiana Communities Devastated by Tornadoes

A few photos from tornado damage in NO East indicating EF3 damage. Bent metal transmission lines & complete loss of roof on multiple homes …

Louisiana

Casa de la Amistad Convenes Pediatric Cancer Forum

<b>AbbVie Foundation and Direct Relief Support Improved Access for Underserved Mexican Children</b><p>MEXICO CITY, Feb. 8, 2017— Casa de la Amistad para Niños …

Cancer

What a Difference a Person Can Make: a Conversation with Edna Adan

Edna Adan has made helping mothers and babies the mission of her life, and does so in her homeland of Somaliland, where the need is great. The area …

Pregnancy

Protecting Front-Line Health Workers from Infectious Disease in Rural Haiti #HelptheHelpers

In early December, a little boy arrived at the gates of St. Boniface Hospital nestled between his mother and father on a motorbike. Staff had been …

How a Hand-Made Hygiene Kit Empowers Girls to Stay in School

Globally, millions of women and girls lack access to feminine products and sanitation resources during their periods. While menstruation is a natural …

The Challenge of Bringing Humanitarian Aid into Places of Conflict

How do you send a package to someone you don’t know, who has no address in an area with no government infrastructure and no means of modern …

Refugees

Helping Patients in Afghanistan Manage Their Diabetes #HelptheHelpers

Nearly 40 percent of the Afghan population lacks access to basic health services, causing many to suffer from serious, yet preventable, diseases. …

Health Care

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How do you send a package to someone you don’t know, who has no address in an area with no government infrastructure and no means of modern …

As Deadly Tornadoes Ravage Gulf Coast, Direct Relief Prepares Critical Shipments to Region

Widespread damage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where a tornado killed at least four people – NBC pic.twitter.com/Gc5V3w62iZ<p>— Breaking911 Nature …

Gulf Coast

Driving Your Health: Mapping Patient Care Across Mexico City

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Mexico City

Helping Nepali Children with Disabilities Enjoy Healthy Lives #HelptheHelpers

Almost 15 percent of the world’s population lives with a physical or mental disability, classified as a condition that limits a person’s movements …

A Chance at Life #HelptheHelpers

Every four hours, a child between the ages of five and 14 dies of cancer in Mexico. High rates of cancer, the leading cause of death for children, …

Haiti Receives 82 Tons of Urgently Needed Medical Aid

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 28, 2016 – Direct Relief today airlifted 82 tons of medical aid to Haiti to help treat cholera and other diseases that …

Emergency Update: Powerful Quake Strikes Off Chilean Coast

A powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off Chile’s coast Sunday morning, triggering tsunami warnings and prompting evacuation orders for coastal …

Earthquakes

Helping People in the Himalayas See Again #HelptheHelpers

The Gorkha earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, resulted in nearly 9,000 deaths and approximately 22,000 …

Himalayas

Direct Relief Puts Spending Decisions into Donors’ Hands

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2016 — With the launch of an online donation interface that lets donors allocate their money across Direct Relief’s …

Philanthropy

Helping Women in Peru Survive Cervical Cancer #HelptheHelpers

Women in Peru suffer some of the highest rates of cervical cancer in the world, with many cases concentrated in the isolated regions of the Andes …

Cancer

Direct Relief Earns 100 Percent Efficiency Score in Forbes 2016 Top U.S. Charities List, Highest Rating Among California-Based Charities

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 16, 2016 – Direct Relief was the highest-rated California-based charity in Forbes Magazine’s newly-released 2016 annual …

Finance

The World is Full of Helpers #HelptheHelpers

The world is full of everyday heroes.<p>They’re the healthcare providers that Direct Relief supports in all 50 states and more than 80 countries …

Health Care

As Syrian Civil War Wages On, Direct Relief Aids Refugees in Country and Beyond

Nearly 5 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the country’s civil war nearly six years ago, a conflict the United Nations has called …

Refugees

Emergency Update: Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck near Sigli in Aceh Province, Indonesia, on Wednesday, and Direct Relief is working to coordinate shipments to the …

Indonesia