Current Project: Japan
After the massive earthquake that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, Global DIRT began planning the launch of a team to the region to assist in relief work, bringing aid to victims and distribution of supplies.
A Global DIRT ground team has already begun assessment of Sendai and the radiation zone. There are many survivors in the area that are still in need of food, water, medicine and fuel. Many of the survivors are trapped in emergency shelters with little transportation capability. The Global DIRT teams in Japan are currently working on plans to bring supplies to these shelters as well as evacuate effected victims.
Global DIRT is also sending a Nuclear Assessment Team to Japan. The team is traveling with an Isotope Identifier/GPS/Geiger Instrument and will be mapping safe routes to Sendai. The team will also map the radiation cordon around the nuclear reactors.
Lastly, Global DIRT will be acting as an intermediary, connecting international NGO’s with local Japanese NGO’s to facilitate an efficient movement and distribution of cargo and personnel with the assistance of the kind people at LIFT.