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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.

Guiding Principles

A Humanitarian Imperative

A sharp humanitarian imperative exists to assist those whose lives remain threatened by disease, poverty or disaster. It’s what guides Direct Relief’s work in areas where governments and global markets are either unable or unwilling to engage in improving the health of people who are sick or hurt.

What Guides Direct Relief

  1. Serve People. Improve the health of people living in high-need areas by strengthening fragile health systems and increasing access to quality health care.
  2. Lift from the Bottom, Pull from the Top. Focus on serving the most medically underserved communities in the U.S. and abroad, working with the world’s leading companies, greatest thinkers, and best institutions.
  3. Build Upon What Exists. Identify, qualify, and support existing healthcare providers over the long term and serve as a catalyst for other resources.
  4. Remove Barriers. Create transparent, reliable, and cost-effective channels to enable medically underserved communities access to essential medical resources (particularly medicines, supplies, and equipment).
  5. Play to Strengths. Partner for Other Needs. Engage in activities that address a compelling need and align with our core competencies and areas of excellence. Ally with an expanded network of strategic partners who are working on related causes and complementary interventions in order to leverage resources.
  6. Ensure Value for Money. Generate efficiencies, leverage resources, and maximize health improvement for people with every dollar spent. Maintain modest fundraising and administrative expenses.
  7. Be a Good Partner and Advocate. Give credit where due, listen carefully, and respect those served and those contributing resources.
  8. Respond Fast While Looking Ahead. In emergencies, support the immediate needs of survivors by working with local partners best situated to assess, respond, and prepare for the long-term recovery.
  9. Do not discriminate. Deliver aid without regard to race, ethnicity, political or religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, or ability to pay.
  10. Aim high. Combine the best of business, technology, and public policy approaches for the benefit of people in need.

Giving is Good Medicine

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

Active Emergencies

Ukraine

Ukraine Humanitarian Relief

Direct Relief is working directly with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and other partners in the region to provide requested medical aid to people caught in the crossfire and fleeing the crisis.

Pandemic

Covid-19 Relief

The organization is leveraging its global distribution infrastructure and financial resources to aid in the response, providing emergency medical resources across the U.S. and world.