Direct Relief International


Country/TerritoryUnited States
In their own wordsWorks to "improve the health of peoplewho are victims of natural disasters, war, and civil unrest."


  • In 2015 had reported income of $898 million and reported expenses of $720 million.
  • Receives funding from individuals, foundations, and dozens of US corporations, such as Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, and AbbVie Foundation.


  • Mission statement: “non-sectarian, nongovernmental, and apolitical.” In addition, all of the organization’s programs “are provided in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to political affiliation, religious belief, or ethnic identity.”
  • Organization committed to and succeeds in remaining “non-sectarian and apolitical.”
  • For NGO Monitor’s report on Direct Relief International, click here

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