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.

Collaborating with FedEx to Strengthen Emergency Preparedness



FedEx continued their ongoing support of Direct Relief by granting $250,000 this week to strengthen key emergency preparedness programs—just in time for National Preparedness Month.

A premiere supporter of Direct Relief’s disaster preparedness and response, the two groups have collaborated since 1993 to improve the health of people affected by the daily emergency of lacking access to medical care as well as those impacted by natural disasters.

For more than a decade, FedEx has provided critically-needed in-kind transportation assistance to Direct Relief. Together, they deliver medicines and medical supplies to locally-run healthcare facilities in more than 70 countries and all 50 U.S. states on an ongoing basis as well as during emergencies.

The working relationship has evolved over the years in response to the need to prioritize emergency preparedness. When Direct Relief and FedEx began working together, the focus was on providing swift, targeted medical relief after disasters. Since that time, both organizations have grown to recognize the importance of preparing communities to respond to disasters before they strike.

Since 2009, FedEx has assisted Direct Relief in providing more than 1,500 ready-to-go medical packs to Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers in California. FedEx also delivered hurricane preparedness modules to hospitals throughout Latin America in advance of hurricane season to ensure that healthcare providers are equipped and ready to treat people as soon as a disaster strikes.

FedEx’s generous offers of transportation considerably enabled Direct Relief to quickly get emergency shipments of medicines to areas severely impacted by some of the world’s largest disasters. FedEx aided in disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, numerous tsunamis and floods in Asia, and the earthquake in Haiti.

The complementary abilities of FedEx and Direct Relief have enabled one-of-a-kind programs to strengthen healthcare systems worldwide and prepare at-risk regions for disasters. The success of Direct Relief’s emergency preparedness programs to ensure continuity of care at healthcare facilities would not be possible without the support of FedEx.

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