We provide immediate and long-term relief to disaster victims in the United States and around the world. We mobilize teams of skilled volunteers, send medical supplies, and provide direct funding to partner organizations on the ground in order to meet the proximate and long-term needs of victims of disaster.
We have been actively involved in helping families in need in 72 international disasters since Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, including providing critical assistance in the 1988 Armenia earthquake, the war in Yugoslavia, the Rwandan refugee crisis, the 2004 tsunami that struck Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia and India, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Nepal earthquake in 2015, and most recently, Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Closer to home, we have provided critical assistance in 28 U.S. disasters, including helping victims of the Northridge (Los Angeles) earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, the 2017 hurricanes in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, and most recently, the wildfires in California, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine.
We are deeply saddened and condemn the violence in Israel and Gaza that has left thousands dead and is developing into a wide scale humanitarian crisis. Your support is urgently needed.
Emergency: Another Earthquake Hits Syria. Your donation now, can help save lives!
More than 3.8 million civilian refugees have fled Ukraine in search of safety. They left their homes, their livelihoods, and their dreams behind not knowing when, or if, they will ever return. These refugees, mostly women and children, need food, water, shelter, and medicines to survive. Please give now.
In 2018, the deadly fires across the state of California were the worst in the state's history. IRT is currently sending volunteer construction teams to the area to rebuild for families who lost everything.
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).
The people of Pakistan desperately need our help. Following unprecedented monsoon rains for the past three months, devastating flash floods have washed away roads, crops, infrastructure, bridges, and homes. The heavy rainfall, floods, and landslides have affected over 3 million people and at least 1,500 people have died in recent weeks. Nearly half a million people are displaced by the record-breaking floods.
Since the outbreak of civil war in 2011, 5.6 million refugees have fled Syria in fear for their lives and 6.1 million remain displaced from their homes within Syria. More than 80% of Syrians live in extreme poverty, on less than $1.90 a day!
The Rohingya, an ethnic group of one million from Myanmar, is considered the world's most persecuted minority. Nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees now reside in Bangladesh after fleeing sustained violence and ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar government. These refugees now live in makeshift camps along the border and the camps continue to grow every month. They are completely dependent on humanitarian aid for their survival.
Nearly five years to the day that Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, another tragedy has struck.
Families in Florida need your help now.