Direct Relief’s response efforts are fast, involve local partners, and are coordinated with other international organizations and governmental authorities to ensure the most efficient use of resources. Direct Relief sends its partners only the aid they specifically request. Learn more about Direct Relief's principles of emergency response.
Philippines Storm and Flooding: Direct Relief is currently monitoring emergency relief efforts in response to the tropical storm and flash flooding on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, from which over 900 people have died and countless others are missing, according to news reports. Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team is assessing the needs of partners in the region to determine what assistance can be provided.
As part of Direct Relief’s ongoing support of healthcare providers in the Philippines, a shipment of medicines and medical supplies is already en route to the Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital in the Northern Mindanao region of the Philippines, where over 98,000 people have been affected by the disaster. The shipment contains donated medicines, equipment, and supplies, such as hospital disposables, hospital instruments, wound dressings, and antibiotics.
Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital is a non-profit organization offering health care services exceeding some of the strictest standards set by the medical society and government agencies.
Thailand Flooding: Direct Relief is currently assessing the needs of partners in Thailand in response to the major flooding in and around Bangkok, which reportedly has killed more than 350 people and displaced over 100,000 into shelters. Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team has reached out to partners, including Shoklo Project and Earth Mission, to determine if material assistance is appropriate.