Boreholes. It might not sound like the sexiest of topics, but in disasters, boreholes - and being able to access clean water in the middle of nowhere - really is a life and death issue says RedR Member, Paul Jawor.
RedR Member Dave Caister has spent the past 20 years working on and off with development and environmental organisations, most notably as an electrical engineer on Greenpeace's famous Rainbow Warrior ship.
Aid worker security is one of the biggest challenges facing humanitarian organisations. RedR Member and Security Coordinator for Islamic Relief Worldwide Tony Keating says it's all about flexibility and finding solutions to ensure aid delivery continues.
Over the past month, more than 400,000 civilians have fled political unrest in Libya. Oxfam's Senior Humanitarian Representative, has recently returned from a mission to assess the likely need for a humanitarian response as the Libyan crisis continues.
The recent cholera crisis in Haiti, though it received attention for a short period, has now slipped from the headlines. But that doesn't mean to say things have got any better. In fact, they've got worse, says Civil Engineer and RedR Member Paul Jawor.
The security challenges facing Yemen are rarely out of the media spotlight. From the high profile kidnapping of a group of European tourists in 2009 to the recent unrest on the streets of the capital Sana'a, security is an issue aid agencies...
Titus Prince, Field Coordinator for Pakistan-based NGO Sungi Development Fund, explains how RedR training enabled him to design improved flood response programmes to meet the needs of those affected.
The panic still continues as Haitians deal with the long-term psychological impact of the earthquake. Haitian nurse Nicolette Bernard talks about the immediate devastation and why there's still a question mark over Haiti's future.
Robert Hodgson, RedR Trustee and interim Country Director in Haiti, explains why disaster relief should be about supporting local people in reconstructing their own lives.
Elaine Burroughs, Logistics intern with Merlin, talks about responding to the cholera epidemic and the difficulties of reaching people living temporary camps since the earthquake.
Shir Shah Ayobi, RedR Member and Water & Sanitation Delegate with the Norwegian Red Cross in Haiti, talks about providing immediate assistance and the transition to longer term solutions.
Michael Collins is a Programme Manager for an international NGO undertaking a project in construction capacity building training in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Getting into the sector is a challenging experience, especially for those who don't have any specific skills or technical expertise.
Following the devastating earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, long-term RedR Member Simon Bird was deployed as part of emergency relief organisation Medair?s shelter team to the city of Jacmel, close to the epicentre of the quake.
When the devastating earthquake struck Haiti on 12 January 2010, the complexity of the disaster presented a series of challenges to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Coordinators Thomas Viger and Tim Forster, who are both RedR Members.
As I arrived in Islamabad at the beginning of last week the rains were exceptionally heavy. Most of the roads were difficult for us to use.
On 30 September 2009, an earthquake struck just off the southern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. RedR Member Dan Sanger flew out on 1 November 2009, as part of the British Red Cross' Emergency Response Unit Logistics Team.
With over a million people left homeless and currently living in temporary settlements, one of the most urgent interventions in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake, has been ensuring the provision of safe water and sanitation.
Organising your own event is a great way to raise funds for RedR. The Elliott Wood Partnership did just that when they staged their London to Haiti challenge on Saturday 27 March.
With a growing interest in the aid and development sector, and a plan to shortly begin a Masters degree, intensive care nurse Nancy Reynolds enrolled on RedR's newly credit-rated Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course.