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Philippines: Six months on

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RedR UK

‘I carried my nephews through the surges the typhoon caused. I was a council worker, but I found myself up to my neck in water, with two boys raised above my head to keep them safe.’ Kenneth Renera was one of the estimated 11 million people caught in and affected by Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines on November 8-9 2013.

Today, thanks in part to RedR UK, he is one of millions of Philippines nationals working to ensure he, his community, and his country recover, and are better protected in future.

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Engaging local stakeholders in conflict-stricken northern Kenya

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RedR UK

The ongoing conflict in northern Kenya and Somalia has seen the region become increasingly unstable. KIRA, an ongoing programme led by RedR and UNOCHA, ran an orientation session in the region last month to engage with local stakeholders from the affected communities.

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Kenya Assessment Preparedness : Initiative Impact Evaluation Report July 2013 Nairobi, Kenya

Executive Summary

This evaluation report aims to provide an independent assessment of the performance of the Kenya Initial Rapid Assessment (KIRA) in phase I from June 2012 – May.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Ready for the floods

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RedR UK

Everything they had was washed away; but RedR training means that next time floods come to Sindh, they won’t lose their homes.

Premi and her family live in Rojhi Kholi, a small village of 50 families in Pakistan’s Sindh Province. The Sindh is typically hot and dry, and when rain falls twice a year, it is just enough to irrigate the crops. Premi and her husband work are cotton farmers like most of the others in their village. Each month they earn just £19. Making ends meet is a real struggle, but they usually have enough to eat, because the land is fertile.

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Psychological first aid for Sudan's aid workers

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RedR UK

One hidden aspect of emergency response is the psychological toll it takes on aid workers, especially in challenging humanitarian situations like Darfur, Sudan. When RedR began work in the troubled region in 2005, we immediately saw the need to create a programme of training and support to help humanitarian staff cope with the insecurity and stress that comes with the job.

TRAINING

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Crisis Management Training

Training
Registration deadline: 29 Oct 2014 Training date: 06 Nov 2014 to 07 Nov 2014 RedR UK

This is a two day workshop intended to familiarise mid/senior level humanitarian aid workers with the theoretical and practical aspects of crisis management and enable them to respond to crisis as a team. The aim of this course will be to provide a framework for senior staff to manage various crisis situations and incidents affecting the organization.

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Field Travel Safety and Trauma First Aid

Training
Registration deadline: 28 Oct 2014 Training date: 03 Nov 2014 to 05 Nov 2014 RedR UK

Field work often comes with a handful of risks and security threats that can arise suddenly and unexpectedly. Therefore, it is important for those working and traveling in the field to be aware of potential risks and to have skills to help them minimise threats they face in the field and on the road. This course also provides pragmatic understanding of First Aid and how to apply practical skills in Emergency Patient Care in the field.

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Safe and Secure Driving

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Registration deadline: 23 Oct 2014 Training date: 28 Oct 2014 RedR UK

Driving a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle in a safe and effective manner requires a specific set of driving skills and techniques that need attention and practice to master. Incorrect use of off-road vehicles not only increases maintenance costs, but under certain road conditions can be life-threatening. Driving vehicles, particularly 4x4s, on unsealed roads is a skill, and should not be taken lightly.

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Security Management in the Field

Training
Registration deadline: 22 Oct 2014 Training date: 27 Oct 2014 to 30 Oct 2014 RedR UK

Given the insecure and often rapidly changing environments in which aid agencies work, safety and security management is not an optional extra.

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Training of Trainers

Training
Registration deadline: 04 Nov 2014 Training date: 11 Nov 2014 to 13 Nov 2014 RedR UK

About the course:

It has been said that “good teachers produce good students.” It is equally true that good trainers produce good aid workers. By passing on their wisdom and experiences through effective training techniques, humanitarian aid workers can extend the impact of their work to future projects and generations. Trainers in the humanitarian sector ensure aid workers are equipped with the skills and knowledge they require to deliver successful humanitarian programmes.