News publications and other organizations are encouraged to reuse Direct Relief-published content for free under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International), given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

When republishing:

  • Include a byline with the reporter’s name and Direct Relief in the following format: "Author Name, Direct Relief." If attribution in that format is not possible, include the following language at the top of the story: "This story was originally published by Direct Relief."
  • If publishing online, please link to the original URL of the story.
  • Maintain any tagline at the bottom of the story.
  • With Direct Relief's permission, news publications can make changes such as localizing the content for a particular area, using a different headline, or shortening story text. To confirm edits are acceptable, please check with Direct Relief by clicking this link.
  • If new content is added to the original story — for example, a comment from a local official — a note with language to the effect of the following must be included: "Additional reporting by [reporter and organization]."
  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
    • Twitter (@DirectRelief)
    • Facebook (@DirectRelief)
    • Instagram (@DirectRelief)

Republishing Images:

Unless stated otherwise, images shot by Direct Relief may be republished for non-commercial purposes with proper attribution, given the republisher complies with the requirements identified below.

  • Maintain correct caption information.
  • Credit the photographer and Direct Relief in the caption. For example: "First and Last Name / Direct Relief."
  • Do not digitally alter images.

Direct Relief often contracts with freelance photographers who usually, but not always, allow their work to be published by Direct Relief’s media partners. Contact Direct Relief for permission to use images in which Direct Relief is not credited in the caption by clicking here.

Other Requirements:

  • Do not state or imply that donations to any third-party organization support Direct Relief's work.
  • Republishers may not sell Direct Relief's content.
  • Direct Relief's work is prohibited from populating web pages designed to improve rankings on search engines or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
  • Advance permission is required to translate Direct Relief's stories into a language different from the original language of publication. To inquire, contact us here.
  • If Direct Relief requests a change to or removal of republished Direct Relief content from a site or on-air, the republisher must comply.

For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.

Direct Relief USA’s Pre-Positioned Aid Readies Gulf State Partners for Hurricane Ida


Delivered to 25 clinics and health centers across the Gulf States in June, Direct Relief’s Hurricane Prep Packs stand at the ready as Hurricane Ida threatens the U.S. The Category 2 storm, carrying winds of up to 100 mph, is expected to bring heavy rains and flooding from Texas to Florida.

Today, Direct Relief has also offered its reserve inventory of hurricane-targeted medical material to its network of partners along the Gulf Coast. This designated inventory includes products identified during years of hurricane response and has been donated by Direct Relief’s network of pharmaceutical and medical manufacturers, including Abbott and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

“This year, we expanded our Hurricane Prep Program into Florida, while also covering our partners in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi,” explains Direct Relief’s Director of Emergency Response Brett Williams. “The best emergency response is smart preparation, which allows our partners to provide uninterrupted care to their patients when an emergency strikes. Support from Abbott since we started our hurricane preparedness program in 2007 has been a tremendous boost to our efforts.”

Designed to be portable, Hurricane Prep Packs contain enough materials to support care for 100 patients for three days, the time it usually takes to clear roads after an emergency. Contents include wound-care supplies as well as medicines to treat chronic conditions, and were informed by Direct Relief’s extended response to Hurricane Katrina as well as 2008’s Hurricanes Gustav and Ike. Caring for low-income, uninsured and vulnerable populations on a daily basis, Direct Relief’s clinic and community health centers partners see a surge in patients during emergencies, when hospital emergency rooms are overloaded.

From June to November each year, hurricane season is unpredictable. During an active season, like 2008, Hurricane Prep Packs ensure that clinics and health centers have the materials they need to support patient care. The packs’ contents can be absorbed into the facility’s regular inventory if not needed during an emergency.

Emergency preparedness and response is one aspect of the assistance Direct Relief USA provides. Since 2004, more than $150 million in aid has been delivered to clinics and health centers across the country. Direct Relief is the only nonprofit with the licensing and accreditation necessary to provide pharmaceutical and medical material aid in all 50 states.

Direct Relief USA program staff is monitoring the situation with partners in the Gulf States preparing for Hurricane Ida and will apportion additional aid as needs arise.

Giving is Good Medicine

You don't have to donate. That's why it's so extraordinary if you do.