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  1. Changing sectors - getting into relief work

    Changing sectors - getting into relief work

    Starting from scratch in a new sector, with a new career is a difficult prospect for most. Read about how Jake Suddaby is making the transition from the corporate sector into aid work.

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  2. Making a positive impact through engineering

    Making a positive impact through engineering

    Civil engineer and humanitarian worker John Leung talks to RedR about his first experiences in the field.

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  3. Preparing for dangers in the field - Personal Security in Emergencies

    Preparing for dangers in the field - Personal Security in Emergencies

    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.

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  4. Sphere Standards Help Raise Community Disaster Awareness

    Sphere Standards Help Raise Community Disaster Awareness

    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.

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  5. Experience of tsunami leads to life-changing decision

    Experience of tsunami leads to life-changing decision

    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...

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  6. Using private sector skills for a humanitarian aim

    Using private sector skills for a humanitarian aim

    Engineer Darren Mort who works for Bechtel, has recently returned from a year working overseas - using his skills in disaster relief and development.

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  7. A rewarding career in disaster relief

    A rewarding career in disaster relief

    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.

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  8. RedR's staff welfare programme continues to make an impact in Sudan

    RedR's staff welfare programme continues to make an impact in Sudan

    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.

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  9. Taking Sphere Training into the Field

    Taking Sphere Training into the Field

    Chamila Prasantha Hemawansa, Project Coordinator at the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society, discusses the benefits of attending a RedR SPHERE Minimum Standards Workshop.

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  10. Community Impact of RedR Sphere Training

    Community Impact of RedR Sphere Training

    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.

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  11. Being a RedR Member

    Being a RedR Member

    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.

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  12. A career in relief work and reconstruction

    A career in relief work and reconstruction

    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.

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  13. Life after the tsunami

    Life after the tsunami

    Tyronne Anthony attended one of our Emergency Preparedness Workshops in Sri Lanka and has made enormous changes within his community as a result.

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  14. Good security training makes a difference

    Good security training makes a difference

    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.

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  15. First time placement in Somalia

    First time placement in Somalia

    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.

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  16. Applying lessons from Sudan

    Applying lessons from Sudan

    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.

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  17. One stop shop for a variety of problems

    One stop shop for a variety of problems

    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.

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  18. Inspiration in Eastern Africa

    Inspiration in Eastern Africa

    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.

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  19. Saving lives

    Saving lives

    Peter Lehmann, Senior Security Adviser with Swiss Agency for Development & Co-operation reflects on his experience of using our bespoke training consultancy services.

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  20. Improving the lives of orphans

    Improving the lives of orphans

    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.

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