Disaster Assistance Response Teams

Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART) respond to disasters caused by war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine.

The DART program is composed of on-call, readily available professionals trained to respond within a complex international environment.  Samaritan’s Purse strives to help and serve those who have suffered through a catastrophic event in the name of Jesus.  We specialize in meeting critical needs in the world’s most troubled regions, often working through local ministry partners already on the scene of a crisis. 

When disaster strikes, an Incident Management Team is formed in North America, and personnel are deployed immediately. Our typical areas of intervention are:

Prepared To Respond

We pre-position supplies in warehouses strategically located around the world so we can quickly respond to crises. When disaster strikes, we deploy Disaster Assistance Response Teams comprised of experienced professionals trained in meeting the needs of disaster victims. Back at international headquarters, our Incident Management Team ensures that supplies are flowing and provides other support to our staff on the ground.

Food and Water

After a disaster, food and water can mean the difference between life and death. We provide emergency food kits that typically include staples such as rice, beans, soy meal, corn, salt, and cooking oil. Contaminated water supplies are purified with packets that remove harmful microorganisms. We install community filtration systems that can purify up to 10,000 gallons per day, enough to provide for 2,500 people.

Medicine

Quality healthcare is crucial in the days following a crisis. Samaritan’s Purse stocks hospitals and clinics with medicines and supplies, and we also send fully equipped mobile medical teams to reach people who have no other access to medical help.

The emergency field hospital has an emergency room with the capacity to see more than 100 people a day, an operating theatre with the ability to perform 7-10 surgeries daily, 20 inpatient beds, and an outpatient clinic with an adjunct lab, ultrasound imaging capabilities, and onsite pharmacy.

Shelter

People who have lost their homes face greater exposure to the elements and the threat of sickness and disease. Samaritan's Purse provides blankets, tents, poles, and heavy-duty plastic sheeting in disaster situations. We often construct transitional shelters, giving families a place to live while they recover.

Supplies

A storm or earthquake can leave survivors without the basics of daily life. When Samaritan’s Purse responds we often start by handing out needed supplies, including cooking utensils, hygiene items, blankets, water buckets, and other essentials.

We are looking for people with international experience and professional skills in the following sectors to join our DART program: 

- Shelter/construction
- Medical*
- Water, sanitation and hygiene
- Food assistance
- Logistics
- Communications
- Finance
- Information Systems/IT
- Security

* Medical DART positions include: ER doctors, internal/family medicine, critical care doctors, pediatricians, orthopedic surgeons, trauma/general surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetist, OR nurses, registered nurses, OR technicians, lab technicians, pharmacists, radiology technicians 

To submit your application now, please click here.

If you have questions, or need more information, please call 1-800-663-6500 or email info@samaritan.ca

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