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."
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  • 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]."
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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.
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  • 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.

Smoke Clears as California Wildfires Move Closer to Containment


California Wildfires

N-95 masks left Direct Relief's warehouse bound for the Santa Rosa Community Health Center on October 25, when the Kincade Fire was creating air quality issues for residents. As firefighters work to fully contain the blazes, air quality has improved this week. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)

Firefighters across California are working to fully contain wildfires as many evacuees return to their homes for the first time in weeks.

More than 186,000 residents in Sonoma County, where the Kincade Fire is now at 80 percent containment, were previously under evacuation orders but have now been allowed to return to their neighborhoods. In Southern California, the Getty, Easy and Maria Fires are all at 80 percent containment or higher.

After weeks of smoky air in many communities, many are breathing easier as air quality improves and skies begin to clear.

More than two dozen separate deliveries of medical aid and supplies have been made over the past weeks in response to the fires. More than 140,000 N-95 masks have been distributed across the state, along with respiratory medications and oxygen concentrators, back-up power systems, hygiene kits, and Emergency Medical Backpacks, which contain medicines and supplies commonly used in a disaster setting.

Direct Relief will continue to monitor the fires as they reach full containment and respond to medical requests as needed.

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