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  1. Water in the desert - how boreholes save lives

    Water in the desert - how boreholes save lives

    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.

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  2. Day in the life: The Rainbow Warrior engineer

    Day in the life: The Rainbow Warrior engineer

    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.

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  3. Day in the life: The humanitarian security coordinator

    Day in the life: The humanitarian security coordinator

    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.

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  4. RedR member leads Oxfam's humanitarian assessment in Libya

    RedR member leads Oxfam's humanitarian assessment in Libya

    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.

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  5. Engineering in a time of cholera

    Engineering in a time of cholera

    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.

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  6. Keeping relief workers safe on the front line of aid programmes in Yemen

    Keeping relief workers safe on the front line of aid programmes in Yemen

    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...

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  7. Ensuring quality and accountability in flood response programmes

    Ensuring quality and accountability in flood response programmes

    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.

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  8. STORIES FROM HAITI: Nicolette Bernard, Nurse & Hygiene Promoter

    STORIES FROM HAITI: Nicolette Bernard, Nurse & Hygiene Promoter

    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.

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  9. STORIES FROM HAITI: Robert Hodgson, RedR Trustee and interim Country Director

    STORIES FROM HAITI: Robert Hodgson, RedR Trustee and interim Country Director

    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.

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  10. STORIES FROM HAITI: Elaine Burroughs, Logistics intern, Merlin

    STORIES FROM HAITI: Elaine Burroughs, Logistics intern, Merlin

    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.

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  11. STORIES FROM HAITI: Shir Shah Ayobi, Water & Sanitation Delegate, Norwegian Red Cross

    STORIES FROM HAITI: Shir Shah Ayobi, Water & Sanitation Delegate, Norwegian Red Cross

    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.

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  12. Getting into the aid sector

    Getting into the aid sector

    Michael Collins is a Programme Manager for an international NGO undertaking a project in construction capacity building training in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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  13. The challenge of getting into the humanitarian sector

    The challenge of getting into the humanitarian sector

    Getting into the sector is a challenging experience, especially for those who don't have any specific skills or technical expertise.

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  14. Providing shelter to Haiti's displaced

    Providing shelter to Haiti's displaced

    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.

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  15. The challenges of coordinating WASH programmes after the Haiti earthquake

    The challenges of coordinating WASH programmes after the Haiti earthquake

    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.

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  16. Delivering humanitarian training just days before the Pakistan flooding

    Delivering humanitarian training just days before the Pakistan flooding

    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.

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  17. Managing emergency logistics in Indonesia

    Managing emergency logistics in Indonesia

    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.

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  18. RedR hygiene promotion training making a difference in Haiti

    RedR hygiene promotion training making a difference in Haiti

    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.

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  19. London to Haiti challenge raises vital funds for RedR's programme in Haiti

    London to Haiti challenge raises vital funds for RedR's programme in Haiti

    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.

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  20. New certificated Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course prepares nurse for the aid world

    New certificated Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course prepares nurse for the aid world

    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.

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