Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization, active in more than 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies.
Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religious beliefs, or ethnic identities.
Dr. Perez, a doctor working in a community health center in Puerto Rico, was able to receive shipments of critical medicines to treat her patients immediately following Hurricane Maria.
Hundreds of wildfires continue to rage in Australia. Thousands are left homeless, and countless numbers struggle with respiratory ailments and other fire-related health issues. Direct Relief is working on the ground with Australian agencies and organizations to deliver N-95 masks.
Every day, Direct Relief prepares the most vulnerable communities worldwide for more frequent, more destructive emergencies. And when disasters strike, Direct Relief responds fast, effectively, and efficiently to get medical resources where they need to be to save lives.