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:
RedR is looking for a technical expert in Gender, Age and Disability inclusion in humanitarian response to review and adapt the training course materials of an existing two-day ‘Age and Disability’ inclusion course. The review should be technically focused, in so far as the course requires additional technical information and learning materials around Age and Disability inclusion to specific sectoral responses (WASH, Nutrition, Protection etc.). The course further needs review to ensure gender mainstreaming throughout the course content.
Introduction - Effective responses to complex emergencies require exceptional management skills. Managing people and projects can be difficult at the best of times, but during the chaos and stress of a complex emergency, being able to deliver quality outputs on time and under pressure is crucial to any humanitarian response.
Introduction - Needs Assessment is vital to the success of any humanitarian programme. Before relief work can take place, aid workers need to understand the present needs and the resources available in order to plan and respond effectively. Conducting accurate, effective and timely assessments is key to the preparation and planning of humanitarian projects. This course aims to improve the effectiveness of personnel engaged in humanitarian relief by taking you through good practice in assessment procedure, including frameworks and principles of emergency assessments.
Given the insecure and often rapidly changing environments in which aid agencies work, safety and security management is not an optional extra.
This five-day intensive course will enable participants to identify the key requirements for managing security in complex emergencies and conflict zones by practicing essential techniques in risk management, security assessment and crisis response.The course draws on field case studies, the current humanitarian environment and the security management practices used by humanitarian bodies internationally.
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Given the insecure and often rapidly changing environments in which aid agencies work, safety and
security management is not an optional extra.