Many of the volunteer doctors, physician assistants, nurses and medics at RRII are military veterans who have experience operating in war zones and other dangerous environments where other humanitarian agencies cannot or will not go. In these environments, RRII is often the only help available for victims of armed conflict.
RRII, is committed to sustainable development in the areas and with the populations that it serves, and while volunteers perform hands-on medical and surgical assistance, they also work closely with indigenous health personnel to develop educational programs specific to the needs of the population involved, as well as assisting in the institutional development of indigenous health care delivery systems.
RRII accepts “missions to order” and can mount relief missions to an area of special concern to you. For example, one donor was moved by the crisis in Burma, sent in a donation, and RRII sent in a medical team two weeks later.