International Work

Near and Far, Greyshirts Are Ready to Help.

Since our inaugural mission to Haiti in 2010, Team Rubicon has served in every one of the World Health Organization’s (WHO)* global regions, responding to multiple varieties of humanitarian crises in over 30 countries worldwide—so far. Our agile, flexible, and ready-to-help International team can provide support in uniquely challenging situations and locations. This includes immediate aid and long-term planning and capacity-building.

Through preemptive, forward-looking services like medical training, Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), and disaster response exercises, we work hand in hand with local populations worldwide.

Service Around the World.

  • 2010

    Team Rubicon began when eight volunteers—veterans, medics, and first responders—flew to Haiti to help after the devastating earthquake. Two months later, another earthquake brought more volunteers to Chile. By the end of the summer, floods in Pakistan demanded action.
  • 2015

    Communities needed crucial medical supplies and emergency medical assistance in Dominica after a tropical storm and in Kathmandu after a massive earthquake shook Nepal—our teams stepped up to support both. We also helped rebuild a hospital taken out by a Pacific cyclone in Kiribati.
  • 2019

    We provided medical care to underserved populations in Guatemala, participated in disaster risk reduction exercises in Guyana, supported the Marshall Islands Dengue fever outbreak with a medical response team, and provided emergency medical assistance for communities in Mozambique after a deadly cyclone.
  • 2021

    COVID-19 brought requests for medical surge support in Mexico, Brazil, and Mongolia. After the people of Haiti experienced another massive earthquake, we returned to partner with those on the ground to provide immediate medical aid.
  • 2023

    Our ongoing efforts to build local relationships paid off when Team Rubicon was invited as the only participating nonprofit at Panama’s Coordination Centre for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (CEPREDENAC), and to help lead a disaster risk reduction exercise in Colombia.

*Team Rubicon uses WHO’s geographic organization and divides the world into six global regions.