Amado Alejandro Baez, MD, MPh, an SCCM member in the Dominican Republic, contacted SCCM Headquarters on January 18 regarding the number of critically ill and injured patients and the lack of necessary beds, equipment and trained professionals to support them. Dr. Baez attended the U.N. Health Cluster meeting as the Special Liaison from the Dominican Republic. SCCM is now sending a team of disaster experts to the Dominican Republic to assist in the assessment and development of a plan and budget to augment the critical care capacity of that country. These experts will also be providing training based on the Fundamental Critical Care Support and Fundamental Disaster Management courses developed by SCCM.