News from direct relief A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Aug 14, 2014, 08:45 ET
Ebola Response: Emergency Medical Supplies Packed for West Africa by Direct Relief. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

22 Companies Commit Medical Resources to Fight Ebola

As Ebola marches through West Africa, inadequate supplies of personal protective equipment and medical resources expose doctors, nurses, and their...

Jun 11, 2014, 09:30 ET
Direct Relief's interactive hurricane map displays the latest hurricane activity and shows where essential medical supplies are pre-positioned with participating health care safety-net facilities. Data within the map includes the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's forecasts, as well as the historical paths of hurricanes, damage caused by county, and information on vulnerability. (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Calm before the Storms: Direct Relief Employs Data Analytics and Visualization Technologies to Expand Global Hurricane Preparedness

With the 2014 hurricane season officially underway, humanitarian organization Direct Relief has expanded its extensive medical pre-positioning...

May 20, 2014, 17:05 ET

Direct Relief Earns CECP Directors' Award for Corporate Humanitarian Collaboration with FedEx

CECP today presented its 2014 Directors' Award to humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief at the annual CECP Summit in New York City for its...

May 01, 2014, 17:05 ET

Sanofi US Donates Record Number of Epinephrine Auto-injectors to Help People at Risk for Severe, Life-threatening Allergic Reactions

The Sanofi Foundation for North America has donated more than 90,000 Auvi-Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) epinephrine auto-injectors to...

May 01, 2014, 14:03 ET

Medical Aid from Direct Relief Arrives for People Affected by Most Destructive Tornado Outbreak of the Year

 Emergency aid from medical aid organization Direct Relief arrived Wednesday at two clinics in Arkansas treating people affected by this...

Nov 21, 2013, 18:22 ET
Direct Relief airlifts 20 tons of medical aid to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.  Help support the relief effort. Donate at  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

Direct Relief Emergency Airlift to Provide 50 Tons of Essential Medications, Supplies to Philippines

Largest-ever airlift in organization's history, donated by FedEx, follows $4 million in emergency medical aid already provided since devastating...

Oct 22, 2013, 21:28 ET launches Voices of the HealthCare Safety Net.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

How will the Affordable Care Act Affect Where 20+ Million People Receive Health Care?

 As millions of people across the country attempt to gain insurance access under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Direct Relief today...

Oct 12, 2013, 23:57 ET

DirectRelief.Org: Nonprofit Releases Seasonal Flu Report as Government Shutdown Suspends Influenza Surveillance

 Top 10 Cities at Risk are in TX, OK, NM, WA, CA, MD, LA  With the federal government shutdown causing a suspension of its national...

Aug 23, 2013, 18:20 ET
105-year-old Edythe, California's oldest driver, enjoying her new car.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief)

105-Year-Old Woman Surprised With New Car from Anonymous Fan

Gift enables California's oldest driver to continue volunteering regularly at Direct Relief  California's oldest driver, 105-year-old...

Jul 02, 2013, 19:06 ET

$1.5 Million in Grants to Hurricane Sandy-Battered Nonprofit Health Centers in NY, NJ

Direct Relief and National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) announce relief to health centers affected by the storm...

May 31, 2013, 08:00 ET
Direct Relief staff ready hurricane preparedness packs filled with medicines and supplies for at-risk communities across the U.S.  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

Hurricane Season: Preparing for Worst Case Scenario

 As the nation braces for the official start of hurricane season on June 1, humanitarian organization, Direct Relief is deploying $2 million...

May 23, 2013, 07:30 ET

First-Ever Day to End Fistula Brings Attention to Progress, Challenges

 Marking the first-ever International Day to End Obstetric Fistula on May 23, Direct Relief is intensifying its decade-long efforts to prevent...

May 21, 2013, 16:09 ET

Direct Relief Makes $30 Million in Medical Inventory Available for Tornado Relief and Recovery Efforts

As the wide-ranging effects of the Midwest tornadoes continue to be assessed, Direct Relief today committed an initial $100,000 and its entire $30...

May 21, 2013, 08:00 ET

Direct Relief: Accreditation Unique Among U.S. Nonprofits For Safe Drug Handling, Industry Best Practices

 Direct Relief has been reaccredited by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy©  (NABP©) as a Verified-Accredited...

May 07, 2013, 13:52 ET

Breezy Point Volunteer Fire Fighters Receive Emergency Packs, $10,000 to Rebuild After Sandy

Direct Relief, Good Morning America Help First Responders Prepare for Emergency Humanitarian organization, Direct Relief, equipped the...

Apr 15, 2013, 09:00 ET

The Inconvenient Truth Facing Millions Who Suffer From Obstetric Fistula

 Global data from 42 countries released this week on the Global Fistula Map reflect a grim future for most of the estimated two million women...

Dec 26, 2012, 12:35 ET
Wish Edythe a Happy 105th  (PRNewsFoto/Direct Relief International)

Make a 105-Year-Old's Birthday Wish Come True, Light a Candle on World's Largest (Virtual) Birthday Cake

At 104 years old, Edythe Kirchmaier has been serving others for more than a century, 40 years of which have been as a volunteer with Direct Relief...

Nov 21, 2012, 19:11 ET

NY Family Health Center Receives $250,000 Grant after Suffering Devastating Losses from Sandy

The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Center learned today that they will receive a $250,000 grant after suffering catastrophic damages caused by Hurricane...

Nov 08, 2012, 10:35 ET

Hurricane Sandy: National Groups Join to Support Nonprofit Health Centers and Clinics

National Association of Community Health Centers, Direct Relief Establish Sandy Fund to Support Safety-Net Facilities in Affected Communities...

Nov 03, 2012, 15:58 ET

Direct Relief Increases Commitment to Sandy Relief to $1 million cash

 Direct Relief has increased its financial commitment of cash to $1 million from its original $250,000 after receiving financial...