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.

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​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.

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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.

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About Help.NGO

The mission of Help.NGO’s Disaster Immediate Response Team (DIRT) is to fill the void that exists between the time of a disaster occurrence and that of the traditional response effort. The international non-governmental organization has operated based on this premise since its creation in 2010.

Originally formed as it’s own entity named Global DIRT, it is now a team operated by Help.NGO and utilizes the Special Force’s small unit leadership model, combining its all-volunteer force of first responders, subject matter experts, and prior service military personnel to respond within the first 24-48 hours of a disaster. Volunteers provide medical assistance, communications access, search and rescue capabilities, and coordination support. Help.NGO’s DIRT is able to insert into a disaster or post-disaster situation with key equipment and knowledge, thus limiting the loss of life, property, and resources, all while operating efficiently to ensure that every donor dollar contributes to mission success.

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