Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
As of July 2021, the coronavirus pandemic has caused over 185 million cases and 4 million deaths, leading to major social, political and economic issues.
As total cases continue to grow, Direct Relief is focused on five key areas:
- Expanding vaccine access
- Providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to safeguard health workers
- Deploying critical care resources for intensive care units (ICU)
- Boosting support to safety-net facilities to help people who are least fortunate
- Collaborating with epidemiologists, technology companies and public agencies to use mobility data to inform real-time emergency response efforts.
To date, Direct Relief has delivered over $2.3 billion in medical aid, 2+ million vaccines and 5,500 tonnes of PP&E to 106 countries.
To learn more about Direct Relief visit directrelief.org