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.

Every Bit(Coin) Counts



The inspiring thing about philanthropy is that no one needs to donate to charity, yet they do. They donate to help people they’ve never met who live in places they’ve never visited.

And when they’ve given what they can, they find ways to give more: they sell lemonade to their classmates; they rally their office to wear jeans on Fridays;  they play Zelda for six days straight.

For all that, 100 percent of their donation – no matter its size – should count.

Digital currency such as bitcoin makes it possible. With minimal to no fees, smaller donations via bitcoin can avoid the hefty percentage that’s often lost in transaction fees through standard payment methods. This allows anyone who wants to donate to do so – whether it’s $5 or $0.05 – and ensures their donation will count.

It’s why Direct Relief is excited to partner with ChangeTip — a micropayment platform that allows anyone, anywhere, to donate any amount.

Microdonations for Micronutrients

Taking prenatal vitamins is a proven, cost-effective, and recommended protocol for pregnant women. A nine-month supply of prenatal vitamins  costs only $5 or 0.02 bitcoins. Unfortunately, access to these vitamins is extremely limited in many parts of the world.

Inadequate nutritional intake during pregnancy can greatly increase the risk of dying during childbirth, or of giving birth to an underweight or impaired infant. Vulnerable populations that live in poverty and lack access to a variety of nutritional foods are at even greater risk.

Through August 26, Direct Relief and ChangeTip are teaming up to provide 2000 expecting mothers in Liberia and Sierra Leone with prenatal vitamins.

Visit directrelief.org/bitcoin to learn about the campaign and get involved.

Giving is Good Medicine

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