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:

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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.

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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:

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For any additional questions about republishing Direct Relief content, please email the team here.


Products with Purpose

Based on years of experience responding to large-scale emergencies worldwide, Direct Relief has designed a range of product solutions that help address the needs of vulnerable communities before and after disaster strikes.

Designed for Disaster

Direct Relief is committed to developing and designing products for communities impacted by poverty or disaster. The organization was honored for its custom disaster response products with Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas Award” in 2020.

Made by Direct Relief

Maternal Health

Fistula Repair Module

To effectively equip health providers providing this specialized care, Direct Relief offers a Fistula Repair Module, a standardized pack of high-quality medicines and surgical supplies necessary for fistula repair surgery and post-operative care.

Maternal Health

Midwife Kit

Direct Relief, in consultation with experts from the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), designed the first-ever Midwife Kit endorsed by ICM as a standard for midwives trained to ICM’s competency standards.

Designed for Disaster

Emergency Medical Packs

A rugged, specially designed pack for mobile medical teams, filled with medical supplies to help address patient needs in an emergency

Contents from the Direct Relief Cholera Kit

Cholera Treatment Kits

The Direct Relief Cholera Treatment Kit follows World Health Organization guidelines and contains the supplies needed to treat 100 patients with cholera.

Oral Rehydration Salts

Oral rehydration salts (ORS) are essential treatments for people suffering dehydration from diarrhea or other ailments, particularly in times of disaster.

Hurricane Prep Packs

Developed with experts from frontline clinics and health centers, Direct Relief’s Hurricane Prep Packs include versatile medical supplies that can save lives during hurricanes and other types of emergencies.

Hurricane Prep Map

View the data that informs Direct Relief’s prepositioning of emergency medical supplies in advance of hurricanes.

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Mapping Applications

Search, navigate, and analyze Direct Relief’s activities, anywhere in the world, at any time.

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Giving is Good Medicine

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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.