Matt George, Field Specialist for International Organization for Migration (IOM) is no stranger to remote places and living on the edge. A former world-class professional surfer and creator of some of the best surf movies ever made, George has taken his unique talents of problem solving along with a "can do" attitude and started an NGO called Surfzone, which has seen him work on the front lines of 2005's biggest natural disasters: the tsunami in Asia, Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Oct. 8 earthquake in Kashmir. Working in a small team, George and fellow aid workers traveled deep into the remote mountains of Pakistani-held Kashmir where few, if any, aid groups have been able to reach. Hiking up 7,000-feet mountains, and carrying much-needed supplies, George and his team are building shelters to protect displaced survivors from freezing temperatures as winter sets in.
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