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23 Mar 2015 description
report RedR UK

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 Mar 2015 description
report RedR UK

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.’

15 Dec 2014 description
report RedR UK

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:


16 entries found
05 Nov 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 13 Feb 2016 Training date: 27 Feb 2016 to 28 Feb 2016 RedR UK

The challenges of providing medical assistance and health care in humanitarian contexts are many and complex. Understanding of common presentations, health demographics and treatment options must be combined with an awareness and appreciation of the cultural and contextual factors at play, and the emergency itself.

29 Oct 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 01 Dec 2015 Training date: 12 Jan 2016 to 14 Jan 2016 RedR UK

About the course

Aid agencies have struggled to effectively respond to recent urban emergencies. One of the main gaps of response is a lack of Shelter experts with urban response expertise. An urban emergency is much more complex than many rural or camp-focused emergencies. The kind of response required is greatly affected by the type of disaster and the different urban environments, whether huge cities; medium sized towns; peri-urban or slum areas.

16 Oct 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 04 Nov 2016 Training date: 07 Nov 2016 to 11 Nov 2016 RedR UK

About the course:

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 needs assessments is key to the preparation and planning of humanitarian projects.

16 Oct 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 22 Jul 2016 Training date: 25 Jul 2016 to 29 Jul 2016 RedR UK

Logistics activities account for a very large proportion of the costs involved in a disaster relief operation. Logisticians explore ways of minimising costs while maximising the impact of aid in order to ensure effective humanitarian response. This course aims to help you develop the competencies needed to manage field logistics in a humanitarian context.

16 Oct 2015 description
training Registration deadline: 20 May 2016 Training date: 23 May 2016 to 27 May 2016 RedR UK

About the course:

Are you ready for the realities of relief work? Essentials of Humanitarian Practice will give you an insight into life working in the field. This workshop also aims to increase your understanding of the characteristics of emergencies induced by natural disasters and conflict and the requirements for an effective humanitarian response. You will learn how to work in a team in an emergency environment and identify individual responsibilities.