With humanitarian personnel working in increasingly insecure environments and attacks on aid workers rising at an alarming rate, knowing how best to protect yourself in a foreign country and especially in an emergency situation is increasingly important.
Finance Manager and Community Development Officer Thanuja Subashini talks to us about the impact RedR's Sphere training has had on working practices at the Gurupokuna Fisheries Society and, in turn, on the community.
Jake Zarins recently became a RedR member after attending RedR's Essentials of Humanitarian Practice course. He's had a somewhat unconventional route into the world of relief work...
Engineer Darren Mort who works for Bechtel, has recently returned from a year working overseas - using his skills in disaster relief and development.
RedR member Paul Segal, began his career like by working on construction sites, but after a few years and a change of heart, Paul began to put his skills towards disaster relief work.
Red's Critical Incident Stress Management course is making a huge difference to the lives of aid workers in Darfur, helping them to cope with working in such a difficult environment so they can continue provide vital humanitarian aid to local populations.
Chamila Prasantha Hemawansa, Project Coordinator at the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, discusses the benefits of attending a RedR SPHERE Minimum Standards Workshop.
Capt. Hirantha Senarathna, District Coordinator of the District Disaster Management Centre in Galle, talks to us about the impact attending a RedR Sphere Minimum Standards Workshop has had on the community.
Experienced aid worker and RedR member Joseph Ashmore has completed various assignments in countries as diverse as Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Niger. Here he talks to RedR about his experiences.
RedR Member Barbara Alink, a qualified architect and carpenter, is now an experienced relief worker specialising in reconstruction. With vast amounts of experience in a number of countries, she currently lives and works in Afghanistan.
Tyronne Anthony attended one of our Emergency Preparedness Workshops in Sri Lanka and has made enormous changes within his community as a result.
RedR in Sri Lanka has been working with Malteser International to develop security procedures and policies within the organisation. Here, Country Co-ordinator Lawrence Oduma discusses the impact Security training has had on his organisation.
Sam Crawley, a Mechanical Engineer attended our training courses for people who are looking for their first placement as a relief worker. We caught up with him a few months later to find out if he decided whether relief work was for him.
Roger Dean, a Logistics and Liaison Officer with GOAL attended the Management of Staff Safety training course offered by our Sudan Office in Khartoum. We caught up with him a few months later.
Peter Glasper, a Logistician with GOAL, has used RedRs Technical Support Services many times when out in the field - finding it a useful one stop shop for a variety of problems.
Elizabeth Chebet attended Sphere Training in Nairobi that inspired her to set about promoting Sphere in the region with some of the other people who had attended the RedR course.
Peter Lehmann, Senior Security Adviser with Swiss Agency for Development & Co-operation reflects on his experience of using our bespoke training consultancy services.
Richard Lanning attended the RedR Needs Assessment Workshop in March 2007. We caught up with him recently to find out how he was using the RedR training.
Zakaria, who is working as a trainer in Sudan with RedR, shares his thoughts on how safety and security training is helping to keep aid workers safe.