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Engaging local stakeholders in conflict-stricken northern Kenya

Report
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.

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Disaster Risk Reduction: Where does responsibility lie?

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RedR UK

Disaster Risk Reduction: Is it a humanitarian or development responsibility?

JOBS

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RedR Associate Trainer

Job
Closing date: 01 Jun 2014 RedR UK

Due to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and hence expansion of capacity building activities in the Middle East, RedR UK is looking for experienced, qualified training professionals to join our pool of RedR UK Associate Trainers. Associate trainers with RedR UK are listed on our consultant database and offered training work as and when needed and paid a daily rate. For this reason we cannot guarantee regular training opportunities. However, given current levels of demand we anticipate there will be many opportunities in the coming months.

TRAINING

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Needs Assessment in Emergencies

Training
Registration deadline: 18 May 2014 Training date: 19 May 2014 to 20 May 2014 RedR UK

The Middle East is a complex working environment, often requiring work across many sectors at the same time. The ways in which needs are defined and prioritised has huge implications. Conducting accurate, effective and timely assessments is key to the preparation and planning of humanitarian programmes and projects which can often form the basis for a coherent monitoring process.

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Report Writing

Training
Registration deadline: 03 Jun 2014 Training date: 04 Jun 2014 to 05 Jun 2014 RedR UK

About the course:

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WASH Essentials in Emergencies

Training
Registration deadline: 22 Jul 2014 Training date: 28 Jul 2014 to 01 Aug 2014 RedR UK

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Providing access to safe water and sanitation is a fundamental human right and is essential to any humanitarian response. Water and sanitation programming, alongside hygiene promotion, is key to reducing deaths from water-related diseases in emergency contexts. This highly participatory course, with group exercises and theory based sessions, provides an overview of WASH in emergencies, identifying key issues and training participants on key technical skills.

Who should attend?

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Sphere in Practice

Training
Registration deadline: 08 Jul 2014 Training date: 14 Jul 2014 to 15 Jul 2014 RedR UK

ABOUT THE COURSE;
Improving the quality of humanitarian practice and assuring the accountability of humanitarian
actors are increasingly becoming key aims shared by humanitarian agencies. The Sphere
Handbook, Humanitarian Charter, and the Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response, the
most widely known and internationally recognize set of common principles in the humanitarian
sector, have set out to standardize the methods for achieving these goals.
This course provides an in-depth look at the Sphere Project standards for accountability and

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Disaster Risk Reduction

Training
Registration deadline: 27 Oct 2014 Training date: 28 Sep 2014 to 30 Sep 2014 RedR UK

About the course:

Disaster risk reduction (DRR) is a vital element of any responsible humanitarian aid effort, as well as a crucial part of governmental planning. Both strive to ensure that when the next disaster hits, the loss of life is significantly decreased and communities have the knowledge, skills and infrastructures to rebuild their lives as quickly and effectively in a manner that fits their culture and expectations.