Where We Work

South Sudan

From mid-March through the end of June, 2012, Global Environmental Relief personnel managed a humanitarian project in South Sudan on behalf of the NGO (non-governmental organization), Food for the Hungry. In order to implement this work, Food for the Hungry participated as a member of a consortium of development organizations led by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). The project was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

South Sudan is the world's newest nation, having been created in July 2011. In addition to extreme poverty, the country is also experiencing a large influx of "returnees" from Sudan to the north. These returnees are people originally from South Sudan (sometimes decades ago), who are now being involuntarily returned to their homeland by Sudan...


In June of 2011, our senior environmental scientist made a visit to the Grand Goâve district of western Haiti at the request of another humanitarian organization. The trip was made to find ways to improve the local drinking water situation, as well as examine environmental issues such as fish farming and reforestation. The Grand Goâve district has one large town of about 20,000 people, but most of the region is rural. We were asked to assist with strategies to improve both the environment and the lives of Haitians regarding water/sanitation/hygiene (WASH), reforestation, aquaculture (fish farming), and other environmental areas. Because Haiti is considered to be the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, frequently suffering from hurricanes and/or earthquakes, this project fits well within GERI's mission and vision...

Related projects

While working for other organizations, our Executive Director, Dr. Darrell Smith, has worked directly or provided consulting expertise for environment-, holistic development-, or disaster response-related projects in the following countries:

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Czech Republic
  • Ethiopia (out of country)
  • Georgia (former Soviet republic)
  • Greece
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo (Kosova)
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Thailand
  • United States

We are available to work worldwide; however, our focus is the developing world. Our faith-based mission is to work together with the poor, the marginalized and the powerless to find solutions to human-induced and natural environmental challenges that affect them. We welcome your support.