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.

Acronym: IRT

Annual Budget $37,376,673
Fiscal Year (end date) June 30, 2107
Primary Address

4560 Alvarado Canyon Rd. Suite 1H

San Diego, California 92120



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  • 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 December 11, 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

  • 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