Mission Brief: July 2018

July 16, 2018
Categories: In Action

Every day, Global Rescue personnel are involved in medical, security, and travel operations all over the globe. Here is a snapshot of some of our recent activity. 


NEPAL – Performed 77 rescue and evacuation missions in the Himalaya during the Spring 2018 climbing season. Assisted members with snow blindness, acute mountain sickness, frostbite, dehydration, flu symptoms, gastrointestinal issues, trauma and other serious conditions.

TANZANIA – Facilitated the transportation, medical care, and eventual repatriation of a member who was seriously injured after crashing his motorcycle in Mpanda.

NIGERIA – Provided medical evacuation and escort services to the employee of a client organization who sustained serious head injuries after a motor vehicle accident in Port Harcourt.

BAHAMAS – Provided medical advisory services and a hospital referral to a member who was experiencing severe rib pain in Freeport.

KENYA – Assisted the employee of a client organization who was bitten by a scorpion while in Mutomo.

SOUTH AFRICA – Provided medical advisory services and clinic referral for evaluation in Johannesburg to a member who was experiencing sharp ear pain.

RWANDA – Assessed the condition of a member who was bitten and scratched by a wild dog in Kigali and arranged a subsequent rabies vaccination.

SWEDEN – Provided referral to a dental facility to an employee of a client organization who was experiencing severe pain while working in Stockholm.

COSTA RICA – Assisted a family in obtaining proper care and imaging for their daughter, who had injured her back after jumping into shallow water.

CHINA – Arranged for a doctor to visit a member who was experiencing symptoms of food poisoning while traveling in Hong Kong.

UNITED KINGDOM – Advised a student who fell ill while studying abroad and located a nearby hospital for urgent care.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO – Facilitated the medical care of an employee of a client organization who suffered an angina episode while in Lubumbashi.

PANAMA – Located a nearby hospital for a student suffering from swelling of the feet in Panama City.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Provided medical advice and facilities recommendations for a member who was experiencing gastrointestinal issues while traveling from Sarajevo to Prishtina, Kosovo.

PERU – Performed a field rescue and facilitated the medical care of a member who was suffering from hypertension and chest pain while traveling in Puerto Maldonado.

UTAH – Assisted a member who was climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, and sustained injuries after falling more than 30 feet.

HAWAII – Provided medical advisory services to a member who sustained injuries to his feet after walking over sea rocks while canoeing in Kailua-Kona.

TANZANIA – Provided medical advisory services to a member who was experiencing symptoms of vertigo, rheumatoid arthritis, and exhaustion while in Arusha.

CANADA – Evacuated a member from a remote camp in Nanavut who had sustained multiple head injuries in a snowmobile accident.


GREENLAND – Performed a field rescue for members in the wake of severe inclement weather during a trekking expedition.

HAWAII – Conducted security assessment for a client following the eruption of the Kilauea volcano and subsequent fissures.

THAILAND – Assisted a member who lost his passport in Bangkok and facilitated the procurement of necessary travel and legal documents to ensure his safe return home to Qatar.


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