Comprehensive Disaster Response Services (CDRS) is registered since 2006 as a non-profit society for disaster relief and social welfare work in AJK and Pakistan under The Pakistan Societies Registration Act, 1860. The organization was created by Todd Shea after his deployment to Pakistan in October 2005 to assist with the earthquake relief efforts. Seeing great need would exist long after the emergency was over, Todd decided to stay in Pakistan. Todd and CDRS were awarded the Tamgha-i-Eisaar medal from Pakistan and the organization now has over 100 employees and has deployed hundreds of volunteers to serve some of the most deserving communities in Pakistan.
Disaster Response Expertise (Emergencies and Long Term): CDRS has responded to multiple disasters in Pakistan, providing much needed logistics and medical support services to communities in need. We have a well-experienced team of logisticians, medical personnel and volunteers who have extensive experience, and an in-depth understanding of local conditions, geography and culture. CDRS has a rapid deployment team which goes into disasters, and following detailed needs assessment, we provide humanitarian assistance; supplies, security and logistics support to medical teams; livelihood assistance as well as help communities with localized needs. CDRS works in close collaboration with all levels of government, regional and national partner agencies to help rehabilitate and revive local communities and re-established their destroyed health facilities and devastated healthcare systems. The list includes but is not limited to UM Trust, the Hashoo Foundation, Naya Jeevan, Real Medicine Foundation, National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Development in Literacy, and the Institute of Development and Studies & Practices (IDSP).
Our team has responded to the following national emergencies:
  • December 2014 – Army School Attack, Peshawar
  • September 2014 – Flooding in Pakistan (Mobile Medical Teams in AJK and following districts in Punjab: Sialkot,Multan, Jhang,   Muzaffargarh
  • July 2014 – North waziristan IDPs Crises (Mobile Medical Teams and Medical System Support in District Bannu)
  • September 2013 – Flooding in Pakistan (Mobile Medical Team in District Kasur)
  • September 2011 – Flooding in Pakistan (Food Distribution and Mobile Medical Teams in Districts Badin and Mirpurkhas       (Current and active Project)
  • August 2010 – Flooding in Pakistan (Mobile Medical Teams deployed for the first three months of the disaster. Long term       Maternal and Child Health Projects were begun after the emergency and implemented in Charsadda, KPK, Civil Hospital in       Shikarpur, Sindh and Bagh Deri Hospital in Swat, KPK)
  • September 2009 – Sindh Monsoon Crisis
  • June 2009 – Swat IDP Crisis
  • October 2005 – Earthquake in Azad Kashmir
Since 2009, CDRS has delivered medical care to thousands of families impacted by disaster, and provided essential food and non-food supplies, helping to save lives and rehabilitate communities (Full statistics and Independent Audit Reports for each year that CDRS has been in existence are available to anyone who wants them)