International Relief Teams (IRT)

International Relief Teams is dedicated to providing critical assistance to victims of disaster, poverty, and neglect worldwide and accomplishes its mission through four core activities: Medical Education & Training, Domestic and International Relief, Public Health, and Surgical Outreach. IRT performs its mission by utilizing the volunteer services of highly skilled, licensed and experienced medical, technical and construction specialists, while maintaining a small headquarters staff. IRT focuses on building the capacities and capabilities of local communities and organizations. Rather than establishing field offices, IRT works through, and in collaboration with, community organizations, professional medical societies, and nonprofit organizations in host countries. Since 1988, IRT has provided assistance to 59 countries in Eastern Europe, Central & South America, Asia and Africa.

Annual Budget $37,376,673
Fiscal Year (end date) June 30, 2107
Website http://www.irteams.org
Twitter https://twitter.com/IRTeams
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/InternationalReliefTeams/
Primary Address

4560 Alvarado Canyon Rd. Suite 1H

San Diego, California 92120

US

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Projects

  • Louisiana Flood Response

    A project from 2 different sectors in United States

    International Relief Teams is sending volunteer teams to Louisiana throughout 2017 to repair damaged homes for victims who cannot recover on their own. IRT has more than 28 years of experience in assisting victims... Learn more

  • Feeding San Diego Kids

    A project from 2 different sectors in United States

    More than 15,000 children are homeless in San Diego. Many do not know where their next meal will come from. For these vulnerable children, poor nutrition can lead to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, with dire... Learn more

  • Mi Escuelita Therapeutic Preschool

    A project from 2 different sectors in United States

    When violence invades the home, it is often the youngest children who suffer what can be life-long damage. Children who have been exposed to domestic violence are more likely than their peers to experience a wide... Learn more

  • Medicines for Children

    global A health project

    International Relief Teams (IRT) ships millions of dollars worth of medicines each year to hospitals and clinics that serve the poor. For every dollar donated, IRT can obtain at least 50 worth of life-saving medicines.... Learn more

  • Project Healthy Baby

    A project from 2 different sectors in Vietnam

    Project Healthy Baby saves babies lives. We have been conducting this nationwide medical training program in Vietnam since 2008. Project Healthy Baby trains trainers in Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) & Infant... Learn more

  • Life-transforming Surgeries

    A health project in Honduras

    Because of severe poverty and the absence of qualified specialists, the hope of corrective surgery remains an impossible dream for many families living in remote regions in Honduras, one of the poorest countries... Learn more

  • Better Vision Brighter Future

    A health project in 2 countries

    In low-income countries, many lack access to vision care. Poor eyesight can prevent children from succeeding in school, and adults from earning a living to support their families. IRT s Better Vision-Brighter... Learn more

  • Building Homes in Tijuana

    A project from 2 different sectors in Mexico

    Many residents of San Diego s sister city, Tijuana, live in poverty, without access to adequate food, shelter, medical care or educational opportunities. IRT is committed to helping our neighbors across the... Learn more