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."
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  • 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.
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  • If republished stories are shared on social media, Direct Relief appreciates being tagged in the posts:
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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.

Global Partner Network Offers Assistance to Haiti


Several of Direct Relief’s partners from around the world have offered aid in support of our emergency relief work in Haiti. Some who had been expecting large shipments of medical supplies have asked that they be redirected to Haiti. Others have pledged cash support. This extraordinary generosity, from those with limited resources deserves to be highlighted.

The, Pakistan Institute of Prosthetic and Orthotic Services, (PIPOS), Pakistan’s primary prosthetic treatment center and amputee hospital, has contributed financial resources to aid our efforts., After the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, PIPOS was the only prosthetic organization to remain open, so they know the dire needs of medical agencies immediately following a large disaster.

The Bush Hospital Foundation (BHF) (working in Sub-Saharan Africa) was founded by Direct Relief’s International Medical Advisor Dr. Mike Marks and is contributing financial support for Haiti relief. Guyana Medical Relief (GMR) has pledged financial support. GMR is, a group of Guyana ex-patriates who support a network of eight public and private hospitals in Guyana, as well as the Ministry of Health. PRASAD Chikitsa, (Bhiwandi, Wada, and Vasai regions in India) has referred their partners wanting to make a contribution to Direct Relief. In 2004 we assisted in their recovery and relief efforts following the tsunami. Likewise, God’s Child Project, is recommending that, its partners who want to contribute to the response efforts donate to Direct Relief. God’s Child is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization that provides medical support and education for street children and their families in Guatemala and elsewhere.

Leveraging our collective resources and support, Direct Relief and its 1,400-strong partner network will better be able to help Haitians in extreme need.

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