Sierra Leone
Freetown, Sierra Leone
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GRM responded to the oil tanker explosion in Freetown, November 2021 that resulted in more than 400 casualties. In conjunction with Temple University, the Health Ministry of Sierra Leone, and the UN Development Program, GRM sent a specialty burn team consisting of burn surgeons, Critical Care physicians, Critical Care/Burn nurses, and physiotherapists for a five-week operation to assist local staff in providing care for burn patients.

  • Emergency burn response to 2021 oil tanker explosion.

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Yesterday, GRM founder Pete Reed and was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine.

Yesterday, GRM founder Pete Reed was killed in Bakhmut, Ukraine. Pete was the bedrock of GRM, serving as Board President for 4 years. In January, Pete stepped away from GRM to work with Global Outreach Doctors on their Ukraine mission and was killed while rendering aid.

This is a stark reminder of the perils rescue and aid workers face in conflict zones as they serve citizens caught in the crossfire. Pete was just 33 years old, but lived a life in service of others, first as a decorated US Marine and then in humanitarian aid. GRM will strive to honor his legacy and the selfless service he practiced.

We fully support Pete’s family, friends, and colleagues during this devastating time.