This Video Explains the Logistics of Disaster Response

When it comes to disaster response, simply showing up is not enough.
Loukia Papadopoulos

When it comes to disaster response, there's more than meets the eye. Simply showing up and helping where one can does not work. 

Every resource that can be useful needs to be carefully organized and coordinated if it will ever be of use. Luckily, there are professionals who are trained in exactly how to handle life's biggest disasters.

Wendover Productions spoke to two of those professionals. Stephanie Kayden is the Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Birmingham Women's Hospital and Mike Van Rooyen is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.

Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, both Kayden and Van Rooyen helped establish and worked at what became one of the largest field hospitals in the devastated country.