RI provides emergency relief, rehabilitation and development assistance to victims of natural disasters and civil conflicts worldwide. RI's programs bridge the gap between immediate and long-term community development. This orientation promotes self-reliance and the peaceful reintegration of populations. RI's programs are designed with the input and participation of target beneficiary groups such as women, children and the elderly, whose special needs are often neglected in disasters.
Nancy Wilson, Andy Pugh, Elia Makar, Jamie Hall, Eric Fullilove, Courtney Lobel, Jamie Jones, Ann Koontz