Hünxe, Germany (March 18, 2022). The relief organizations BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde (Hünxe) and I.S.A.R. Germany (Duisburg) have sent 53 tons of humanitarian aid to the conflict zone since the war broke out in Ukraine. The supplies were first transported by trucks to a warehouse in Poland and subsequently to the city of Zhytomyr, which is located around 100 kilometers (or 62 miles) away from Kyiv. In the city, I.S.A.R. members participated in delivering the humanitarian aid to a maternity clinic, a day-care center, and the local authority. The city has already been the target of multiple attacks, which has also resulted in damage to the maternity clinic. Some of the humanitarian aid supplies will be moved to other parts of the country in the coming days.
Hünxe. (3/4/2022) A relief transport by BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde and their partner organization I.S.A.R Germany headed off to Ukraine at noon from Hünxe in North Rhine-Westphalia carrying more than 15 tons of relief supplies. A second truck will be loaded during the afternoon to bring more relief supplies to their destination in Ukraine.
Hünxe. (2/27/2022) Hundreds of thousands of people have already fled the war in Ukraine. Many more families are trying to leave the country right now. A reconnaissance team of partner organizations BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde and I.S.A.R Germany is currently on its way to the Polish-Ukrainian border. The task is to determine what kind of assistance is needed. To this end, close cooperation is maintained with the local authorities.
In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines particularly hard. Large parts of the country were destroyed. Since then, the BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde and the Civil Defense of Region 8 (Leyte Island) have established a partnership based on exchange and targeted support. BRH now supports the medical care of the population with targeted measures over and again.
Les Cayemitis. The medical team of the BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde e.V., Fachbereich Humanitäre Hilfe and I.S.A.R. Germany treated more than 800 patients following the severe earthquake in Haiti. "The mission on Les Cayemites Island was a great success," said Henri Paletta, the team's medical director. “Our quick response enabled us to help provide assistance to people in need." The earthquake hit one of the poorest countries in the world. The large number of injured had completely overwhelmed the already ailing health care system.
Berlin. The Haitian ambassador in Germany Frantz Bataille expressed his appreciation of the engagement of the medical team of I.S.A.R. Germany and BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde e.V. after the severe earthquake in his home country. "On behalf of the Republic, I thank the team from the bottom of my heart," Bataille said during a meeting with I.S.A.R. office manager Peter Janssen.
Hünxe, 8/24/2021: The German Emergency Medical Team of BRH Bundesverband Rettungshunde e.V. and ISAR Germany has started its work in Haiti. The authorities assigned the team to the island of Les Cayemites. For several hours, the 35-member team of doctors, nurses and paramedics has been caring for numerous sick and injured people at the field hospital.
14.08.2021: Haiti was nearly devastated by a massive earthquake 11 years ago. The capital Port-au-Prince was at the epicenter of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake and particularly affected at the time. More than 220,000 people lost their lives, over 300,000 were injured and one million children and adults lost their homes. Today, the hard-hit country was hit with a series of shocks by an earthquake of magnitude 7.2.
Since the devastating earthquake in Taiwan, the German SAR Dog Association and the fire services of Taiwan have worked together in training SAR dogs for urban disaster searches, wilderness area searches and trailing problems
The provision of medical support for medical emergencies in the Philippine city of Tacloban will see an improvement in future. The humanitarian division of the BRH - Bundesverband Rettungshunde e.V. - and the I.S.A.R. Germany have presented the city's fire and rescue services with a new emergency response vehicle.