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.


Tracking Global Aid Distribution

To provide the highest levels of transparency and accountability, Direct Relief maps, tracks, and measures the aid it distributes throughout the world for anyone to view.

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A Commitment to Transparency

Aid Tracker

The Aid Tracker is updated daily with the following measurements of humanitarian output:

  • Deliveries: This figure reflects the number of shipments Direct Relief sends from its distribution facilities to healthcare recipients throughout the world.
  • Dollar Value: This number refers to the wholesale acquisition cost of medical resources delivered by Direct Relief to healthcare providers throughout the world. Businesses and organizations provide products and expertise needed and leveraged for humanitarian purposes, and generous cash donations help keep Direct Relief independent from external interests, maintaining the flexibility of its work. See Direct Relief’s valuation policy >>
  • Doses of Medicines: This reflects Defined Daily Doses, a measure of drug utilization developed by the World Health Organization and maintained by the WHO Collaborating Center for Drug Statistics methodology at the University of Norway in Oslo. Direct Relief uses this as a measure of pharmaceutical aid provided.
  • Healthcare Providers Supported: Direct Relief provides medical and financial assistance to health centers, clinics, and medical facilities across the United States and around the world.
  • Pounds in Medicine and Supplies: This reflects the weight of materials delivered by Direct Relief to healthcare providers throughout the world.

Direct Relief maps and visualizes several channels of aid and medical material distribution for better understanding of specific conditions, to aid in disaster preparedness, and for transparency and accountability to our donors. The Direct Relief Aid Map is a prime example. By using the Aid Map, anyone interested in Direct Relief can easily search, navigate, and view the reach of Direct Relief’s activities, anywhere in the world, at any time.

Financial Integrity

Direct Relief makes its financial documents publicly available on its website. This includes clear conflict of interest and “whistleblower” policies, as well as statements regarding donations, valuation of in-kind resources, program funding, and compensation:

Interactive Program Maps

For more insight into Direct Relief’s activities throughout the world, view Direct Relief’s map gallery.

Active Emergencies

Disaster Relief

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.