Disaster Response

Hurricane Response: Houston

Hurricane Response: Houston

Hurricane Harvey is the strongest hurricane to hit Texas since Hurricane Carla in 1961, and one of only two U.S. hurricanes to cause an extreme wind warning to be issued, indicating tornado-like winds within the storm. Reservoirs are dealing with unprecedented strain, and if any […]

Migrant Crisis: Mediterranean Sea

Migrant Crisis: Mediterranean Sea

Since January 2016 nearly 350,000 migrants have attempted crossing the Mediterranean sea, and according to the United Nations, over 4,600 people have drowned in their attempt. Global Disaster Immediate Response Team (Global DIRT), through it’s Africa/Europe/Middle East Regional Office, ​has deployed two rotations of rescue​ […]

Earthquake Response: Nepal

Earthquake Response: Nepal

On April 25th, 2015 a 7.9 Earthquake struck the country of Nepal killing over 3,500 people and leaving over 8 million people displaced and in immediate need of medical, food, and shelter support. Global Disaster Immediate Response Team (Global DIRT), through its Asia/Pacific Regional Office, ​has deployed […]

Typhoon Response: Philippines

Typhoon Response: Philippines

On November 3rd Super Typhoon Haiyan formed in the Pacific Ocean, the width of the entire US east coast, with the fastest wind speed ever recorded. As the storm approached Global Disaster Immediate Response Team (DIRT) prepared to respond to the Philippines with all available […]

Hurricane Sandy Relief – NY

Hurricane Sandy Relief – NY

Global Disaster Immediate Response Team (DIRT) has deployed an assessment team to New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, with efforts focused on the Rockaway Beach region. After several days on the ground, Global DIRT is preparing to launch I.T. and coordination teams to assist […]

New Zealand Information

On February 22, 2011, New Zealand experienced a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the country’s southern island. Global DIRT responded to this quake by sending volunteers to the country within a few hours of the incident. The team experienced multiple aftershocks as they assisted local volunteers […]

Sharing Teddy Bears

We would like to take a moment to share a wonderful Christmas story that exemplifies the selflessness and amazing cooperation of the small NGO’s that we work with in Haiti. The tireless and selfless work of our partner organizations deserves recognition and we felt that […]

How You Can Help Haiti

We all know about the great need for doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters and trained hands on the ground in Haiti. Many potential volunteers are eager to help in the aftermath of all that Haiti has suffered but simply lack medical training. And for many, […]

Global DIRT Haiti Update

Global Disaster Immediate Response Team (DIRT) members have been continuing relief efforts on the ground in Haiti since the January 12 earthquake and have most recently responded to both Hurricane Tomas and the cholera outbreak. The DIRT team was the first to arrive in Saint-Marc […]

Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

The recent and rapidly growing epidemic of cholera in Northern Haiti has grabbed the attention of the Global DIRT medical team. We have already sent a team to Artibonite to gather information and assess which specific aid will be required in the area. Primarily, Global […]