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Direct Relief

Direct Relief's mission is to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.

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Organizational snapshot

Direct Relief's assistance programs - which focus on emergency preparedness and disaster response and the prevention and treatment of disease - are tailored to the particular circumstances and needs of the world's most at-risk populations. Direct Relief honors the generosity of its donors by following a firm policy of full transparency in all of its operations. This tradition of direct and targeted assistance, provided in a manner that respects and involves the people served, has been a hallmark of the organization since its founding in 1948 by refugee war immigrants to the U.S. 

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • 10. Reduced inequalities
  • 16. Peace, justice, and strong institutions
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy

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