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.

Reviews Wanted: How Your Words Can Help People in Need


The simple action of sharing your comments can help Direct Relief raise more support to provide people in need with access to life-saving health care.

Writing a review is a free, easy way to support Direct Relief’s work—your honest feedback helps spread the word to others who are less familiar with Direct Relief’s mission to improve the health and lives of people in need.

Your experience and insight matter, and your commitment to Direct Relief helps keep the good work going. Anyone who has firsthand experience with Direct Relief and is not a paid employee can write a review on GuideStar and leave a comment on Charity Navigator.

To write a review on GuideStar, please click here… And if you have an extra minute, leave a comment on Charity Navigator, too!

GuideStar and Charity Navigator are independent nonprofit organizations who provide unbiased evaluations aimed at advancing transparency, helping donors make informed giving decisions, and enabling well-run charities to demonstrate their commitment to proper stewardship of every dollar they raise.

Over the last 10 years, Direct Relief has received numerous awards and recognitions from some of the nation’s best independent evaluators of charities and humanitarian relief organizations. Direct Relief maintains GuideStar’s Gold Participant rating as well as Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating, which both recognize charities for high-performance in a number of key areas: financial, accountability, transparency, effectiveness and results.

Reviews are an important tool for any nonprofit and dedicated supporters who are able to take a few minutes to share their stories about Direct Relief’s work, are incredibly important. These stories not only help with outreach and fundraising, but also give important insight into how we’re doing.

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