I have been taught that if I see a person unconscious I should remove anything dangerous and check if they are breathing, clear the airway then check circulation by checking their pulse. I will then put them in the recovery position and wait for help to arrive.'
Sawera Saad is eight years old. She attends school in Pakistan’s Lower Dir region, an area where natural and man-made disasters are a real risk.
16 March 2015
RedR is responding to the devastation wreaked upon Vanuatu by cyclone Pam, sending experts on food, shelter, water, and child protection.
The category five storm, which ripped through the island nation on 13th-14th March, has been described as a ‘monster that has hit Vanuatu,’ by the Pacific nation state’s president, Baldwin Lonsdale.
He added: ‘All the development which has taken place (here) has been wiped out.’
This paper has been commissioned by RedR to identify gaps in skills, technology, and knowledge in urban humanitarian response in order to inform RedR’s project Ready to Respond which is looking to address these gaps in two specific areas:
On Saturday 6th December, the first RedR UK-trained NHS staff left the UK to help the fight against Ebola.
The 26 Doctors, nurses and paramedics, who have volunteered to live and work in Sierra Leone spent a week learning humanitarian skills including safety and security, and psychological support.
‘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.
About the course
Project Management in Development (PMD Pro1) is a five day introductory course to project
management in a humanitarian and development context. The course covers the basic concepts,
terminology, and tools of project management used by NGOs.
Managing People in Emergencies (3 days)
People are the key to any effective humanitarian response. Managing people can be difficult at the best of times, but during the chaos and stress of a complex humanitarian emergency, the ability to manage people is crucial for the success of any programme.
This three-day course introduces participants to the fundamentals of good people management. Upon completion, participants will be able to demonstrate several essential skills for managing their teams with greater confidence and success.
Distance Management (1 day)
Managing people can be a challenge for any organisation. In the relief sector, there is often the additional challenge of managing remotely, while still engaging and valuing staff working in stressful and chaotic environments. Successful distance management is essential for the success of any humanitarian response – it’s 90% about the people issues and 10% about the new technology.
Proposal Writing (2 days)
Ability of NGOs to deliver aid is dependent on access to funds. Ability to receive donors’ funding depends on the quality of project proposal. This course will focus on aspects what make proposals effective and successful.
Needs Assessment Techniques (2 days)
Blending theory with practice, this Needs Assessment Techniques course will introduce you to good practices in assessment procedures and tools of emergency assessments.
This course will assist you to conduct accurate, effective and timely assessments – an essential skill before any form of relief work can take place.
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