Providing Critical Medicines for Ukraine Crisis

by Direct Relief
Providing Critical Medicines for Ukraine Crisis
Providing Critical Medicines for Ukraine Crisis
Providing Critical Medicines for Ukraine Crisis
Providing Critical Medicines for Ukraine Crisis
Jul 18, 2022

Direct Relief delivered 800+ tons of medical aid

Medicines arrive in Ukraine
Medicines arrive in Ukraine

In the four months since the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces on February 24, 2022, Direct Relief has emerged as one of the largest charitable providers of medical aid to Ukraine, delivering more than 800 tons (1.5+ million pounds) of medicines and supplies and providing over $14.7 million in direct financial assistance to other organizations in the region. The cash assistance has included direct payments for refugees to cover prescription medication costs, as well as operating funds for health facilities providing care in Ukraine.

As the war continues, Direct Relief is approaching the response along two parallel tracks – support for those experiencing the conflict in Ukraine, and for those fleeing Ukraine to neighboring countries.


Direct Relief’s main objective in any large-scale disaster response is to safely and securely deliver emergency medical resources – that are requested, approved by the responsible government authority, and appropriate for the circumstances – where they are most needed, as fast and efficiently as possible.


Direct Relief’s support in response to the crisis in Ukraine can be divided into three categories: medical material assistance, direct financial assistance and information assistance.



Healthcare facilities and organizations in Ukraine that have received medical goods include:

  • Ukrainian Ministry of Health
  • Charity Fund Modern Village and Town
  • Kharkiv City Council
  • Odessa Ministry of Health/City Center
  • Kyiv Renal and Nephrology Center
  • Fondation Humanitaire International
  • Chernivtsi City Charitable Fund
  • Ukrainian Diabetes Federation
  • Charity Fund "TAPS"
  • Dobrobut Medical Network
  • Razom for Ukraine
  • Ukraine Association for Pediatric Endocrinologists
  • Kyiv Charity Foundation
  • Reach Out Worldwide
  • Project Joint Guardian


Direct Relief send two airlifts of medicine
Direct Relief send two airlifts of medicine


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Direct Relief

Location: Santa Barbara, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @directrelief
Project Leader:
Direct Relief Staff
Santa Barbara, CA United States
$1,700 raised of $1,000,000 goal
37 donations
$998,300 to go
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