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

Projects

ordered by most recently updated

  • Louisiana Flood Response

    A project from 2 different sectors in United States

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

    Last updated September 19, 2017

  • 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

    Last updated September 19, 2017

  • Medicines for Children

    Global 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

    Last updated August 15, 2017

  • Kid's Kingdom Orphanage

    A project from 2 different sectors in Mexico

    We are committed to helping vulnerable and marginalized children have a chance at a successful future. We provide monthly support to Kid s Kingdom, an orphanage in Baja California that provides food, clothing,... Learn more

    Last updated June 5, 2017

  • Better Vision Brighter Future

    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

    Last updated February 8, 2017

  • 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

    Last updated November 14, 2016

  • 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

    Last updated October 28, 2016

  • Fighting Malnutrition in Guatemala

    Health project in Guatemala

    Guatemala has the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world. Almost 50 percent of children under five are stunted; and in indigenous areas, 65 percent of the population is chronically malnourished.... Learn more

    Last updated October 28, 2016

  • Life-transforming Surgeries

    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

    Last updated October 28, 2016