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.

Yemen Aid to Open Two Oxygen Plants in Yemen in Partnership with Direct Relief

Medical oxygen in health facilities in Yemen will support Covid-19 therapies and respiratory support for patients in the country,



A health provider with Yemen Aid provides care to a patient. The organization is building two oxygen plants, funded by Direct Relief, at hospitals in Yemen to support recovering Covid-19 patients and others needing medical oxygen for recovery. (Photo courtesy of Yemen Aid)

Yemen Aid, a Yemeni-American humanitarian organization that responds to the crisis in Yemen, announced that they had received a grant from Direct Relief to support Yemen’s strained limited oxygen supply by building two oxygen plants in two needed provinces in Yemen.

This grant comes at a crucial period since the Covid-19 pandemic, where Yemen continues to face widespread illness at the community level. Yemen, a country populated by 29 million people, has been crippled by a collapsed health sector and weak medical supply, which includes oxygen support. “Yemenis are fighting many fights during this conflict – they shouldn’t have to worry if a clinic or a hospital has oxygen to support their needs during life and death situations or for basic related care,” said Yemen Aid’s CEO Summer Nasser. “This agreement will be life-changing for hundreds and thousands of adults and children seeking medical attention.”

The two planned oxygen plants will produce 100 extra-large cylinders per day and are to be located on Azzan General Public Hospital in Shabwah and Mareb General Public Hospital in the province of Mareb. Both public hospitals serve a combined estimate of 220,000 patients per year. Yemen’s Minister of Public Health and Population, Dr. Qasem Buhaibeh said “Direct Relief, through Yemen Aid, has been a strong ally of support in the health sector to Yemen, especially in regard to rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time where oxygen supply is scarce and limited, this new agreement will lessen the burden of families and ensure quality medical support to patients that are in need of oxygen support for years to come.”

“It’s a privilege for Direct Relief to support the important work of Yemen Aid and the Ministry of Public Health and Population in assisting the people of Yemen,” said Thomas Tighe, President & CEO of Direct Relief. “Among the many chronic challenges that the Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus globally was the glaring lack of sufficient medical oxygen, which is always essential for critical care but obviously so when the pandemic is a respiratory disease. As the pandemic subsides, this is an important step to strengthen health services for people in Yemen in still challenging times.”

Yemen Aid coordinated with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to assist in identifying the hospital locations that will benefit from the oxygen plants through a needs-assessment approach. The two oxygen plants are expected to be completed by May 2023.

Giving is Good Medicine

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