June 2022 - August 2022
War in Ukraine
On February 24, Russia launched an unprovoked attack against the Ukrainian people, the largest invasion of one country by another in Europe since World War II. More than 14 million refugees have fled their homes to escape the advancing Russian forces. Working through local partners, we are providing emergency aid to refugees in Poland, Romania, and Moldova and displaced people in Ukraine. We are also providing medicines and medical supplies, primary and emergency healthcare, mental health support, cash payments, and other urgent necessities to thousands of desperate families and children.
As donations keep coming in, we will continue to identify and meet the needs of refugees and internally displaced people affected by this war for as long as necessary.
California Wildfires Long Term Recovery
Our work also continues in Paradise, CA, where our teams of construction volunteers are helping to rebuild homes for the victims of the 2018 wildfires. IRT is deploying more volunteer teams in September, and November 2022 and will continue to help families who cannot recover on their own for as long as needed.
Feeding San Diego's Kids
Feeding San Diego's Kids is a program that provides weekend food assistance to low income schoolchildren and their families. These children receive meals at school during the week but often go without nutritious food over the weekend. IRT is currently serving six schools and 175 schoolchildren and their families.
We are committed to helping vulnerable and marginalized children have a chance at a successful future. We provide monthly food and education to 45 abandoned children between the ages of 3 and 21 at Kid’s Kingdom, an orphanage located in Baja, California. Our support ensures that the children receive a proper nutrition and a good education.
Medicines for Children
IRT provides essential medicines to vulnerable and disadvantaged populations for a fraction of their cost. One dollar enables IRT to procure at least $50 worth of medicines for communities in forgotten corners of the world with no access to essential medications.
We continue our work abroad with our partners in Syria, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Niger to provide medicines and medical supplies.
Fighting Malnutrition in Guatemala
We are providing Nutributter nutritional supplements to over 16,000 young children at-risk of malnourishment in Guatemala. Nutributter is a nutrition supplement for infants and young children who are most vulnerable to malnutrition and the consequential stunting of mental and physical growth.