Disaster Relief – Lombok Indonesia - Medical Relief COMPLETE

Disaster Relief – Lombok Indonesia

November 30, 2018 - December 8, 2018

About The Mission Trip

Join International Medical Relief in response to the the strongest quake to ever hit the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The initial earthquake on Lombok occurred late July 2018 with a magnitude 7.0 following less than a week later. Several aftershocks scaling 5.9-6.9 in magnitude have occurred since, further devastating already stressed communities. Indonesian officials report a death toll of over 500 locals, 1,400 quake related injuries and the displacement of more than 156,000 individuals. 


About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicWhole villages have been flattened after the series of earthquakes and locals are struggling to secure shelter before the beginning of monsoon season. Makeshift communes and shelters have been built, many hospitals and clinics have been affected and patients are being treated in few makeshift clinics. Many communities in the North have yet to receive aid.

International Medical Relief will be sending a disaster relief team to provide acute clinical care for those communities who have little access to aid. Our in-country task force has identified several communities who have reported cases of diarrhea, mostly among children and babies. Individuals are also experiencing plights of flu and many skin infections are present.

Makeshift clinics may require walking distances over a mile and carrying supplies up to 50lbs a significant distance. Volunteers must be in good physical shape. Please make sure you have received your most recent flu shot and bring a personal water purification bottle.

In any disaster relief setting, flexibility and the ability to adapt to changing conditions is essential.

Villages are also in urgent need of supplies such as rice, water, dried foods and water filters. If you are able to donate towards the in-country purchase of any of these items please contact office@imrus.org and reference the Disaster Relief trip to Lombok.

Transportation & Lodging

trip_InfoLodgingThe team will be staying in a simple, safe, clean and friendly hotel.

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsYou can expect a minimum of 4 long (but rewarding) days of clinic in the remote mountainous regions of Lombok, Indonesia helping those who need it most. With that being said, you may have time upon arrival and departure to experience some of Bali’s most awe-inspiring sites.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayDive into a world of wonder on your four day, three night Balinese adventure, packed with history, culture and excitement! Visit temples, snorkel in one of the most biologically diverse ocean ecosystems on the planet and explore local Balinese villages and market halls! Contact travel@worldwidenavigaters.com for more information!

Trip Donation & Travel Options

Team Member

50% of the minimum donation and a complete application with all document uploads is REQUIRED to secure your place as a TEAM MEMBER.

Travel Assistance

If you would like help booking flights, hotels, extended stays, and more contact Worldwide Navigators at (970) 633-3033.

PURCHASE YOUR
OWN FLIGHT
GROUP FLIGHT WITH IMR

(available only until Sep 3rd, 2018

PRICE before Sep 3rd, 2018

2,700

* You will save $200 and be confirmed on the team when 50% of the minimum donation is paid (1,800 ) and  your application, including all required document uploads, is complete by Sep 3rd, 2018.

Domestic and international flight costs or tickets are not included with this flight choice.

2,700

* You will save $200 and be confirmed on the team when 50% of the minimum donation is paid (1,800 ) and your application, including all required document uploads, is complete by Sep 3rd, 2018.

Group international tickets are available at additional cost with this flight choice.

PRICE after Sep 3rd, 2018

2,900

After Sep 3rd, 2018 your place on the team is confirmed on a space available basis after 50% of the required minimum donation (1,800 ) is reached.

Domestic and international flight costs or tickets are not included with this flight choice.

 

 

 

2,900

After Sep 3rd, 2018 your place on the team is confirmed on a space available basis after 50% of the required minimum donation (1,800) is reached.
 

You may still be able to purchase the same routing as the group ticket but are not guaranteed to fly on the same flight. 

IMR's travel agent can also route you directly from your hometown as an added convenience for a higher cost.

 

GROUP TICKET CHOICE Domestic tickets and International group tickets are not available with this flight choice.   Group tickets may be requested at an ECONOMICAL or  PREMIER cost.  Group tickets leave from a predetermined departure airport.

ECONOMICAL FLIGHT: An economical option with longer routings and layovers in exchange for a less expensive flight. Some layovers may be long enough to allow you to leave the airport to explore on your own or take a city tour.

PREMIER FLIGHT: A more direct routing that is designed to save you time at a higher cost.

IMR's travel agent can customize either flight choice to allow you to fly directly from your home airport on a single ticket. This has significant advantages when flights are delayed or cancelled and  not having to pick up your checked bags at baggage claim and recheck them for the international flight.

Please contact travel@worldwidenavigator.com for more information and pricing.

 

PAYMENT DUE DATES If donating before Sep 3rd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed when you reach the minimum donation of 1,800 (50%) by Sep 3rd, 2018 and completion of your application and uploads.

Full Minimum Donation Amount due Oct 30th, 2018.

If donating after Sep 3rd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed with donation of 1,800 (50%) by Sep 3rd, 2018 and completion of your application and uploads. Space on the team is confirmed on a space available basis when you  reach 50% of the total donation due.

100% Paid Date:

Full Minimum Donation Amount is due (2,900) by Oct 30th, 2018.

 

 

If donating before Sep 3rd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed when you reach the minimum donation of 1,800 (50%) by Sep 3rd, 2018 and completion of your application and uploads.  You are qualified to join the  IMR Group Flight and to receive $200 off the cost of the trip.

If donating after Sep 3rd, 2018:

Your space on the team is confirmed on a space available basis when you reach 50% of the total donation due.  You may still be able to join the group flight on a space available basis.

100% Paid Date:

Full Minimum Donation Amount is due (2,900) by Oct 30th, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE You are responsible for meeting the team at the airport or designated location in Disaster Relief – Lombok Indonesia prior to the team’s official arrival. You may need to purchase additional flights in country to get to the trip's designated starting location.

Travel delays are your financial responsibility including costs to meet up with the rest of the team at our final destination in Disaster Relief – Lombok Indonesia.

IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.  IMR strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance. 

You will fly with other IMR team members to our final destination. The official ground itinerary will exactly match your flight schedule.

We strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance.  IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.

 

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS You are responsible for meeting the team at the airport or designated location in Disaster Relief – Lombok Indonesia prior to the team’s official arrival.

Transportation pickup is from the final arrival airport at pre-set times.

Travel delays are your financial responsibility including costs to meet up with the rest of the team at our final destination in Disaster Relief – Lombok Indonesia.
 

IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.  IMR strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance. 

Ground transportation is included.
EXTENDED STAY Extend your stay to see some of the amazing sites that this country has to offer. Flexibility in your departure and return date may also help you reduce your ticket cost. Extend your stay on an official trip extension with World Wide Navigators

Your Donation to IMR Includes:

  • All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team, including transportation, lodging, food, tips for services provided to the IMR team, costs associated with clinic, and all logistics, including translation services and security as needed.

 

Costs that you are responsible for in addition to your donation to IMR:

  • If flying on subsidized team flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight to destination city and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases.
  • Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet. 
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team trip, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.

Fundraising

IMR provides a fundraising packet and personal fundraising page to all registered trip applicants that is full of ideas on how you can raise support for your trip or for supplies to be utilized on this specific mission. When soliciting donations for any of our trips, success is completed through telling your personal story. Why do you want to go? Who will you help? Why their donation can help you achieve the ultimate goal. Tell your story to anyone and everyone. Refer your potential or active donors to our website or Facebook page and to your IMR personal fundraising page. You may share your IMR personal fundraising URL on Facebook and other social media sites.

Safety & Security

We take security very seriously at IMR.  It is our job to ensure that security precautions are in place, but please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your safety on the trip.

  • We continuously review all current activities occurring on the ground, and we work with the State Department and the U.S. Embassy to know the ground situation to the best of our ability. 
  • We have a security training conference call with our volunteers where we detail our security procedures that are in place for the trip. 
  • We take many security precautions such as radios, a buddy system, and security planning. 
  • We provide you with an email address that you can give to the people you meet to protect your privacy until you determine that you want to remain in contact with team.
  • We rely on our teams to be cognizant of their own safety and to be aware of their surroundings. 
  • We have several policies in place that we require the team to adhere to for their safety and that of the team as a whole. 

Trip Preparation


A service that we are very proud of at IMR is the preparation that each team and team member receives prior to the trip. This is one of the most important reasons that you should join an IMR team.

All team members receive a detailed briefing packet outlining the important elements that make a successful trip, packing lists, and a checklist to keep you on track. You will receive detailed information on how clinic operates, the roles on an IMR team, community health education topics, fundraising, and access to a personal IMR fundraising page. Best practices for providing care in short term medical clinics, public health information specific to the country you are traveling too, and a guide to the infectious diseases of that country will be shared with the team. You will also receive a comprehensive country briefing packet that provides background information, cultural etiquette, common phrases, and links to additional information from a variety of sources. Finally, a departure packet that outlines how and where to meet your team will be sent just prior to departure.

IMR applicants and team members will also have access to a series of phone conferences where you will learn about specific aspects of IMR trips and 2 Q and A calls where you can ask questions specific to your trip. There will also be a Q and A call just prior to departure to help ensure that you have the most important information and are ready to go!

Most importantly, we are always here to answer your questions or help you complete your application. It is our goal that we exceed your expectations for preparation, patient care, and your overall trip. Let us know how we can help and how we did!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the donation amount include?

The donation amount covers the cost of lodging, meals, and transportation while you are in the country, and clinic supplies/medications for our patients. If you are eligible for and choose the Subsidized IMR Flight, your donation amount also includes the cost of your international airfare. Costs that are not included in the donation amount are your passport, travel visas (if applicable), domestic airfare to the group departure city, vaccinations, and insurance. You also have the option of flying on your own directly from your hometown and meeting up with the team in country. IMR gives you the option of purchasing your own tickets, which decreases your minimum donation amount. It also gives you the opportunity to extend your stay to do some sightseeing after the trip, and fly directly from your home city to your final destination.

What will the team be doing on the trip?

IMR teams provide medical care and community health education to communities that lack access to care. A typical IMR team consists of doctors, nurses, EMTs, medical/nursing students, pre-med students, and non-medical volunteers. We strive to have a dental team on every trip as well. The team usually stays in a central location and travels each day to a different community to set up a mobile medical clinic. In order to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in the health of those communities, IMR conducts an extensive community health education program in each area as well. No matter what your specialty or skill level, there is a job for you on an IMR trip!

Can I fundraise for the trip?

Yes!  Many volunteers fundraise for trips.  Once your references are approved, IMR will send a fundraising packet that contains information on how the personalized fundraising page on the IMR website works.  It also contains some great ideas for fundraising events and other ways to fundraise for the trip.  IMR is a 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Are there any important dates I need to know?
      • IMR Subsidized Flight: In order to qualify for the IMR Subsidized Flight, you will need to reach 50% of theMinimum Donation Amount on or before Sep 3rd, 2018.
      • Early Bird Special: A discount of $200 is awarded to team members who raise / pay 50% of the Minimum Donation Amount on or before Sep 3rd, 2018.
Are there additional costs / expenses for the trip?
  • If flying on subsidized team flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight to destination city and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases.
  • Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet. 
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team trip, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.
Can IMR assist me with travel plans and extended say options?

Yes!  We encourage our volunteers to extend their stay and explore.  And by extending your stay you also put money into the economies of these developing countries!