International Relief Teams works to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and disaster around the globe, from the forgotten corners of the world to right here at home, by sending volunteer teams, relief supplies, and other assistance to improve the lives of those who suffer most.
IRT has worked in 68 countries around the globe.
Including food, medicine, and relief supplies to families world- wide since 1988.
to all our programs locally and internationally
More than 20 million people in East Africa are facing a hunger crisis. The countries of South Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia are currently pushed to the brink of famine – leaving families with no place to turn. Drought and violent conflict have contributed to the severe food shortages and have left millions living in desperate conditions. Hunger is causing many to flee to neighboring countries and malnutrition levels are on the rise - 850,000 children under five will be classified as malnourished in 2017 (UNICEF).
Last summer, the small town of Denham Springs, Louisiana outside Baton Rouge was one of the area hardest hit by a devastating flood. The storm, which gained little news coverage across the country, dropped up to 27 inches of rain in a 24-hour period and the swollen Amite River flooded an area 17 miles by 52 miles wide. The storm was considered a one in one-thousand year event.