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.

GSK PULSE Volunteers Create Positive Change


Direct Relief was privileged to host a diverse set of volunteers at its headquarters this year, hailing from Belgium, Nigeria, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, the U.K, and the U.S. as part of the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) PULSE Volunteer Partnership.

The program allows a way for the company to give back more than product and cash donations, but also their greatest resource – their people – who contribute lasting value to the organizations they serve.

Launched in 2009 by the London-based pharmaceutical company, a longtime Direct Relief supporter, PULSE is GSK’s flagship skills-based volunteering initiative that matches motivated employees with a nonprofit organization for three or six months full-time. During their service term, PULSE volunteers share their corporate expertise with nonprofit staff while also gaining new skills and experiences to take back to GSK.

Direct Relief is one of 48 nonprofit partners in 36 countries benefiting from this year’s PULSE program. Nearly 400 GSK employees have served around the world over the years, with 99 fellows serving in 2013 alone.

Our Director of Information Technologies, Ross Comstock, who has worked with many of the volunteers over the years said, “The PULSE program has made us a more capable organization – stronger, faster, and smarter.”

But not only has the program benefited Direct Relief, it has also created a lasting friendship among the six volunteers, who – though part of the same company – had not met each other before. With many experiences together inside and outside of the office (including a sky-diving trip, joining a local running club, enjoying the sun and beaches, and exploring the local music scene), the group has developed a special bond with each other as well as with Direct Relief’s team over their time of service.

We’re privileged to have so many join us this year. Click on the icons below to learn more about each of the PULSE volunteers serving at Direct Relief in 2013:

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