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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.

Health & Crisis Mapping

Issues & Solutions

Analyzing spatial data to more effectively tackle global health challenges.

In Brief

Mapping technology platforms like ArcGIS enable Direct Relief to compile event-specific interactive maps of disaster response in near real-time.


Enhanced analytic tools – from optimized hotspotting to spatial regression analysis – allow Direct Relief to test hypotheses about the causes and consequences of humanitarian aid.


GIS has revolutionized Direct Relief’s ability to communicate the full scope of its work and do so accurately, openly, and comprehensively. 

Mapping Applications

Direct Relief Aid Map

Use the Global Aid Map to search, navigate, and view Direct Relief’s activities, anywhere in the world, at any time

Hurricane Prep & Response

Click the map below to explore where Direct Relief’s Hurricane Preparedness Packs are located along with historical hurricane storm path.

U.S. Safety Net

Visualize Direct Relief’s U.S. partner network.

Global Fistula Hub

Navigate the Global Fistula Hub to discover where, why, and how women throughout the developing world both can and cannot access life-restoring fistula repair surgery.

Map Gallery

Explore more maps and applications from Direct Relief.