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.

In Haiti and Throughout the World, The Work Continues


Hurricane Matthew

As the full measure of Hurricane Matthew’s devastation in Haiti is realized, Direct Relief remains committed – both in Haiti and throughout the world – where poverty or emergencies prevent people from living a full and healthy life.

Some of those places include:

Clarksburg, West Virginia, where a woman who was recently diagnosed with diabetes came into a clinic in desperate need of syringes she could not afford. She had been able to get insulin from her doctor’s office, but not syringes, according to James Harris, executive director of Clarksburg-based Health Access, Inc. When she took her prescription for the syringes to the drugstore, she discovered that syringes cost $10 per box.

“She cried as she said that it might as well be $1,000 because she didn’t have the $10 to purchase the syringes,” Harris said.

The situation changed when she turned to the Health Access clinic that Direct Relief supports. “She left our clinic that day with a box of donated syringes, and since that time she has become a patient at our clinic and receives necessary insulin supplies on a monthly basis here due to the generosity of programs like those offered by Direct Relief,” Harris said.

Rural Tanzania, where a woman named Agnes recently underwent surgery to repair a fistula at Selian Lutheran Hospital, a facility that Direct Relief supports with medical and surgical supplies. Months later, Agnes gave birth to a healthy baby girl. She named her baby Anna after her nurse at Selian Lutheran. The two returned home to their family in good health.

This year, Direct Relief equipped health care facilities throughout Africa with the resources to provide 3,750 women the fistula repair surgery that Agnes received.

Syria and beyond its borders, where Direct Relief continues to provide medical assistance to doctors, medical missions, and local organizations that are caring for refugees. This past year, Direct Relief has provided more than $4 million in critically-needed medical items to support health services in the Syrian border nations of Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.

Ecuador, where a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16, 2016, caused untold devastation. In response, Direct Relief chartered a 767 cargo aircraft that delivered 47 tons of medicines and supplies worth $2.1 million – the largest single shipment of emergency medical assistance. Six months later, Direct Relief is still working to strengthen the resilience of the health system and help the country recover.

India and Nepal, where people living with lysosomal storage disorders, hemophilia, and other rare diseases often lack access to treatment due to the extremely high costs and a lack of availability of specialized medicines. Over the last year, Direct Relief provided life-saving enzyme replacement therapy to 89 patients who otherwise may not have survived.

80+ countries in which Direct Relief has responded to more requests for assistance than ever before in its nearly 70-year history.

Thanks to everyone who makes this work possible.

Giving is Good Medicine

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