Friday, February 17 at 8pm ET/PT (9MT, 7CT) on Citytv
Veteran Citytv news anchor Gord Martineau has witnessed first-hand the work of GlobalMedic, a Canadian relief organization founded by Toronto paramedic Rahul Singh, which assists those affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies. Throughout this compelling documentary, Martineau follows Singh and the GlobalMedic team to Cambodia to learn about landmine victims and the small ways in which their basic necessities can be improved. Then, the duo travels to Haiti and sheds light on the ongoing challenges for citizens and relief organizations following the earthquake that devastated the country almost two years ago. Beyond Disaster also explores the role of Canadian foreign assistance, the obstacles aid organizations face, the positive outcomes of emergency relief and the importance of fostering independent sustainability following a crisis.