Flagstaff International Relief Effort (FIRE) is a non-profit and non-government (NGO) organization. FIRE is a registered 501c.3 organization in the United States, headquartered in Flagstaff, Arizona, with a registered NGO branch office in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the beginning of a grassroots cooperation in Kathmandu, Nepal. After 16 years of work, FIRE continues to evolve, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Through sustainable programs, FIRE strives to empower communities and individuals.
FIRE’s Mongolian programs currently focus primarily on viral hepatitis and liver cancer prevention through research, training, supply distribution, awareness campaigns, testing, and vaccination targeted at the general population and health care facilities and workers. These life changing programs are strategically and responsibly implemented through partnerships with the Mongolian Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), and the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University.
In reaction to the April 25, 2015 earthquake in Nepal and subsequent aftershocks and additional earthquakes, FIRE is beginning to support the needs of the people from the high mountain village of Langtang through immediate supply distribution and long-term strategic planning for resettlement, cultural preservation and economic development. Please visit our Nepal pages for more information.