I’m the vice president of emergency response at AmeriCares. I parachute into disaster zones all over the world to help people in crisis. I’m currently in Nepal working on earthquake relief efforts. AMA!
I'm Garrett Ingoglia VP of Emergency Response with AmeriCares. www.americares.org I oversee AmeriCares responses to earthquakes, floods, famines, hurricanes and other humanitarian crises. I deploy emergency response teams, coordinate large-scale deliveries of medicines and relief supplies and implement disaster preparedness programs. We are currently responding to the Nepal earthquake, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and repairing health facilities damaged by recent typhoons in the Philippines. Ask me anything!
UPDATE: Thanks for all the great questions-- sorry I didn't have time to answer all of them. Please keep the people of Nepal in mind during this difficult time. You can learn more about our response efforts at www.americares.org
UPDATE: I want to address the "parachute" in the title, which was intended as a metaphor for responding. It detracted from what I think was generally a good conversation, but I totally understand why people called this out as misleading, and I apologize. In spite of this, I hope participants learned something about humanitarian response, and will keep the people of Nepal in mind, and, if possible, get involved in supporting the response and recovery. Thanks for participating.