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:
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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.
  • 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.

Zika Virus Update: Direct Relief’s Response


Zika Virus

The Zika Virus outbreak and spread is generating daily stories, advisories, and findings, as well as requests from Direct Relief’s partners in Zika-affected countries. As this outbreak has unfolded, Direct Relief has been in close contact with partners in 14 Zika-affected countries, including leading emergency response staff at national and state associations and health centers and clinics across the U.S.

Zika Story Map
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Direct Relief has already responded to several requests for assistance related to the Zika virus and anticipates further requests. In addition, Direct Relief has committed $100,000 of internal funds and created a specific Zika fund to which contributions may be designated to boost support for partners in Zika-affected countries that are stepping up preventive measures generally and maternal and child health clinical services specifically.

Neither Direct Relief nor the partners requesting help had anticipated or budgeted for Zika-related activities, so Direct Relief’s commitment of internal funds ensure that important efforts to get in front of a problem and public health concern that is clearly expanding are funded.

No Zika vaccine yet exists—the response to the Zika outbreak and spread involves stepped-up public health efforts, including vector control of mosquitoes, public awareness, staff training, and development of treatment protocols. The outbreak has also led to expanded demand for family planning-related commodities in response to the risks on fetal development and pregnancy advisories.

Zika funds will be used to boost support to partner organizations providing care in Zika-affected areas in the U.S., as well as Haiti, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, Peru, Paraguay, Guyana, and Argentina, including:

  1. Maternal and child health: Providing and pre- and postnatal resources needed for safe deliveries and to support care for newborns.
  2. Prevention and treatment supplies: Distributing requested supplies including insect repellent, IV solutions, medications for fever reduction and pain relief, and contraceptives.
  3. Support for health facilities: Delivering medical resources to healthcare providers that serve low-income communities, to alleviate the strain on these facilities caused by the surge in patients.
  4. Data Analysis: Direct Relief has developed an online map to consolidate and share the most current reports from Direct Relief’s partners in affected areas, as well as information published by the World Health Organization and other governmental and nongovernmental public health agencies.

As this situation continues to unfold, the Direct Relief team will maintain current information on the Zika Virus and the organization’s response at directrelief.org/emergency/zika-virus.

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