Direct Relief

3 Magazines | 9,082 Followers | @DirectRelief | Direct Relief is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides medical assistance to people around the world who have been affected by poverty, natural disasters, and civil unrest. DirectRelief.org

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 …

American South

Driving Your Health: Mapping Patient Care Across Mexico City

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Central America

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 …

Medicine

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, …

Cancer

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 …

Life Sciences

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

Memorandum for Direct Relief's Supporters

FROM: Thomas Tighe, President and CEO<p>Thank you so very much for being part of Direct Relief and the work that helps people who face tough challenges …

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 …

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 …

Life Sciences

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 …

#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 …

As Syrian Civil War Drags 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 …

Emergency Update: Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Sigli in Aceh Province, Indonesia. Local authorities are currently reporting nearly 100 dead with more feared …

Earthquakes

Direct Relief Readies Response to Tennessee Wildfires

Three people have died in #Tennessee as the fire rages on. Video: Chris Higgins Photography pic.twitter.com/ntPYXcubsv<p>— WeatherNation …

Tropical Storm Otto to Make Landfall in Central America; Direct Relief Ready to Assist

Tropical Storm Otto is on track to hit southern Nicaragua or northern Costa Rica on Thanksgiving Day. As of Wednesday morning, Otto was about 200 …

Hurricanes

Direct Relief to Provide ASEAN Disaster Relief Agency with Prepositioned Medical Aid

Direct Relief will now be playing an even larger role in emergency response in Southeast Asia, thanks to an agreement signed Thursday in Jakarta, …

Life Sciences

Pokéthon Gaming Marathon to Capture Donations for Direct Relief

Two dozen gamers will be waiting expectantly in a New York City apartment Thursday night, eager to dive into the just-released Pokémon Sun and Moon …

Hurricane Matthew: The Response Continues

More than a month has passed since Hurricane Matthew roared through the Caribbean and the U.S., devastating entire communities. The full extent of …

In Haiti and Throughout the World, The Work Continues

As the full measure of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti is realized, Direct Relief remains committed – both in Haiti and throughout the world …

Latin America

Ecuador Earthquake: 6 Month Update on Direct Relief's Response

On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador’s northern Pacific coast, resulting in more than 650 deaths, thousands of injuries, and …

Emergency Alert: Typhoon Haima Hits the Philippines

Direct Relief has reached out with offers of assistance to partners in the Philippines as Typhoon Haima – one of the strongest typhoons ever to hit …

By Air, Land & Sea, Direct Relief Delivers Medical Aid to Haiti's Southwestern Peninsula

Haiti’s transportation infrastructure remains damaged from Hurricane Matthew.<p>In spite of this, Direct Relief has been working to get aid delivered …

Latin America

757 Cargo Plane Lifts Off for Haiti, Carrying 16.7 Tons of Life-Saving Medical Aid

On Wednesday morning, Direct Relief oversaw the largest emergency medical aid airlift for Haiti since last week’s hurricane, with nearly 17 tons of …

Life Sciences

U.S. Communities Hit Hard by Hurricane Matthew; Volunteers Pitch In

While power outages, closed roads, and extensive flooding continue to disrupt U.S. areas deluged by Hurricane Matthew, Direct Relief received word …

Moved by Hurricane Matthew's Impact, 8-Year-Old Raises Funds for Direct Relief

Despite her own Florida home being pounded with wind and rain from Hurricane Matthew, 8-year-old Madeline Fox decided to reach out to others affected …

Hurricane Matthew: Direct Relief Commits $250,000 in Cash, $100 Million in Medical Inventory to Emergency Response

As the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew comes into focus, Direct Relief has made available its entire inventory of $100 million in medications …

Life Sciences

Hurricane Matthew: Direct Relief Responds in U.S., Haiti

Millions of residents on the East Coast are weathering Hurricane Matthew, the category 4 storm that officials are calling the strongest in …