EMERGENCY PROGRAMS 

GlobalMedic was founded on emergency response. While we have run many non-emergency and capacity building programs, the majority of our work remains critical interventions in the wake of disaster and crisis.

We operate 4 primary or core Emergency Programs:

WaterMedicalShelter, and Search & Rescue.

GLOBALMEDIC

HAS 4 CORE PROGRAMS:

WATERMEDICAL,

SHELTER, AND

SEARCH & RESCUE

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 WATER  

CLEAN WATER

IS BY FAR

OUR MOST

IMPORTANT RESPONSE

While GlobalMedic began with medical care, clean water is now — by far — the most important element of most of our Responses.

Why Water?

It is far more effective to prevent illness than it is to treat it, and much more cost-efficient as well. By providing clean drinking water to families in crisis GlobalMedic has helped save lives and prevented illness for thousands.

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 MEDICAL  

One of the biggest modules of our Medical program actually overlaps with Shelter: the donation and setup of field hospitals to restore access to medical care in a disaster or crisis affected region. We use a range of tents and inflatable medical units from companies like Weatherhaven and Alaska to serve these needs.

Through the program we also support local health professionals with the paramedics, doctors, and nurses that are part of our Rapid Response Team. These volunteers provide treatments (anything from running IVs to doing emergency field amputations in Haiti) in both static and mobile capacities.

Our volunteers have often deployed to remote areas with backpack jumpkits and essential medical supplies in order to help to those in need who would otherwise have no access to medical care.

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 SHELTER 

WE PROVIDE TENTS

AND SHELTERS USED FOR

HOUSING, SCHOOLS,

HOSPITALS

AND CHILD-FRIENDLY SPACES.

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As you read above, there is some overlap with our Shelter and Medical programs – as many of the shelters we distribute are used for medical infrastructure.

GlobalMedic also provides tents and inflatable units that are used for temporary family housing, schools, and Child Friendly Spaces. We have run Shelter projects all over the world, including Nepal, Iraq, and many others.

 SEARCH AND RESCUE  

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Our Search and Rescue (SAR) program has taken several forms over the years. Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) in post-disaster situations, is the most common.

GlobalMedic has fielded medical support to SAR operations in Haiti, supplied search dog teams in Peru, and most recently we ran both Ground Penetrating Radar (FINDER) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) teams in Ecuador.

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 OTHER PROGRAMS 

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 HYGIENE KITS 

Hygiene kits are a very important component of many humanitarian aid programs that are often integrated into GlobalMedic’s Emergency Responses.

Quite often our hygiene kits are combined with Rainfresh Household Water Purification Units to create a Family Emergency Kit. GlobalMedic has distributed tens of thousands of these to disaster-affected people all over the world – including Myanmar, Nepal, Iraq, and others.

 NON FOOD ITEM KITS   

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Non-Food Item (NFI) kits are a common and important critical intervention. They can contain almost any sort of essential supplies, and are often tailored to the cultural and climatic needs of the affected beneficiaries.

 CAPACITY BUILDING   

In the world of humanitarian aid, capacity building involves developing and strengthening the abilities and resources of communities – empowering them to respond independently to future disasters.

In order to reduce the risk of future need, we have to do more than just help people. It is equally important — if not more so — that we try to improve our beneficiaries’ ability to help themselves too.

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WE WORK TO IMPROVE

BENEFICIARIES

ABILITY TO HELP

THEMSELVES

 CASH PROGRAMS   

CASH PROGRAMS

EMPOWER FAMILIES

AND SUPPORT THEIR

AUTONOMY.

Different families require food, water, household items, clothing, medicine or transportation in different capacities, and cash enables them to acquire the specific items that they deem most crucial. Perhaps most importantly, cash programming empowers families and supports their dignity and autonomy. It allows each family  to design their own solution to their unique, and often diverse needs in the wake of disaster.