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 an assessment team to utilize Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and coordinate with the United Nations, on the potential deployment of human remains detection K9 teams, and medical technicians to support the ongoing relief effort of the Government of Nepal.
The equipment deployed by Global DIRT - Asia/Pacific Region includes a SenseFly Ebee UAS to capture aerial imagery. This data will then be distributed to local and international partners for analysis and planning purposes in debris management, CCCM, and humanitarian aid distribution.
Global DIRT needs your support in the successful implementation of this emergency operation. To donate today please follow the DONATE button on the right hand side of the page, secured through Paypal. Checks and Wire transfers are also possible through the CONTACT link at the top of this page. Global DIRT is a US 501(c)(3) listed non-profit and all donations are available for tax write-off purposes. For those looking to volunteer please click on the GET INVOLVED! link at the top of the page. DIRT works extensively to prepare teams ahead of deployments but may add additional personnel as needed with special skills including K9 Handlers (FEMA Certified), Structural Engineers, Doctors, and persons with language/dialect specific knowledge of our deployment area.
Thank you for your ongoing support and we will continue to update this page as the situation develops.