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.
In the final instalment of her diary entries from Pakistan; RedR UK's HR Director, Justine Tordoff, talks of tying up loose ends and taking time to appreciate some of the beauty of Islamabad.
In the second instalment of her diary entries from Pakistan; RedR UK's HR Director, Justine Tordoff, talks of the recent rioting in Islamabad, and the kindness and helpfulness she has encountered from the people there.
Brett Maynard is a RedR-trained Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) specialist, currently deployed with Save the Children UK's WASH response in Haiti.
RedR UK's HR Director, Justine Tordoff, arrived in Pakistan on 17 March. Here she shares her thoughts on her first couple of days there.
RedR Member Maggie Heraty was part of the joint RedR and Bioforce team that flew out to Haiti on 2 February. Here Maggie shares her thoughts from the first few days.
RedR Member, Brian Davison was part of a nine-person team sent out by UK search and rescue charity RAPID UK, following the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January.
Ben Jenkins is a Training Officer for UK-based search and rescue charity, SARAID. He flew out to Haiti with a team from SARAID following the devastating earthquake on 12 January.
RedR Member Maggie Heraty was part of the joint RedR and Bioforce team that flew out to Haiti on 2 February. Here Maggie shares her first impressions.
Valerie Rzepka is Chair for grass-roots medical response and relief organisation, Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT). Valerie has recently returned from Haiti where she was providing medical care following the devastating earthquake, and she is now
Lucy Reynolds is a Public Health professional and RedR Member who has been working in the humanitarian sector since the mid 1990s. Here she shares some of her experiences of working in relief, in particular her work in China following the 2008 earthquake.
Attending RedR's So You Think You Want To Be A Relief Worker? Workshop was the first step for Stephanie Robertson in pursuing a career in relief work.
A local Sri Lankan aid organisation was able to help a community in the Jaffna region of Sri Lanka when a severe cyclone struck, thanks to RedR training
For close to thirty years Sri Lanka has been suffering from a crippling civil war which has required long-term humanitarian attention. It is important that humanitarian staff have adequate knowledge of safety and security practices.
Mr. R. Prashanthan, a Water and Sanitation (WATSAN) Officer, explains how attending a RedR training course has helped him improve water and sanitation services in camps for internally displaced persons and rural communities in Sri Lanka.
RedR member Claire Grisaffi recently returned from a year working for MSF in Chad. A qualified Civil Engineer, Claire's main role was as a Water and Sanitation Specialist for two health clinics providing services to 40,000 internally displaced people.
Miss S. Parimalathevi and Miss Selathurai Premila from Sri Lankan NGO, OfERR Ceylon, discuss how RedR's workshops enabled them to be more effective in helping Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and disaster affected communities.