In an emergency, relocating disaster-affected people, transferring casualties and getting vital supplies to people in need is a matter of life and death. Just as important is transporting relief workers and volunteers to crisis-affected communities. Drivers, boat operators, and airplane and helicopter pilots make sure that aid gets to where it is needed as quickly and safely as possible.
They transport people and cargo over long distances and to remote areas, and often under precarious security situations. They deliver life-saving supplies across combat lines and after sudden-onset disasters, such as earthquakes and tsunamis, navigating seemingly impassable terrain.