We protect lives and livelihoods in developing countries. Our practical training and expert support means that communities won’t beaten by disasters.
We make sure people can get clean water services running again, can prevent a cholera outbreak, know if a building is safe after an earthquake, and know how to put in place measures to enable communities to protect themselves from the impact of a disaster.
Citizens are always the first responders to a disaster. That’s why we build the skills of national aid workers working for local organisations in disaster-prone countries. Our approach ensures skills remain in-country for the long-term, ready for future disasters.
Aasim was 12 when the Kashmir earthquake struck his home city. He left school to help rescue people from the destroyed buildings.
He and the other volunteers saved thousands of lives, but Aasim also remembers that mistakes were made. Thanks to RedR training, he and his community are now better prepared for the next big earthquake.
When the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh, brave, untrained volunteers risked their lives to find survivors under the rubble.
Shahadat Hussein, who took part in the rescue mission, contacted us to train his community, ensuring that they now have the skills to respond when disaster strikes.
When floods struck Pakistan in 2010, almost 20 million people were affected. Waters rose to up to 18ft, destroying homes, contaminating water and causing losses of £3.5bn.
In the community of Charsadda, the waters washed away homes, crops, clothing and money. But its people refused to be beaten, and with the help of RedR UK training, it's rebuilding.
In some parts of the world, aid workers form part of a thin line between security and chaos. But what happens when those workers are themselves at risk from outside dangers?
When an incident forced Care International to review its security procedures at Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya, RedR UK helped train its staff in security skills, helping them regain their confidence to do their vital jobs.
WASH in Sudan
As conflict in and around Sudan continues, a massive water crisis is looming.
Millions of people – refugees and Sudanese citizens – are now living in camps, and are totally reliant on dedicated but inexperienced Sudanese aid workers and government staff to stay alive.
UNICEF has discovered that Darfur alone requires an extra 8,893m3 of water per day – and that 430,000 people have insufficient access to water. As its investigation continues, those figures are likely to rise.
Because of our expertise in water, sanitation and hygiene training, our strong links to organizations all over Sudan and the urgent need for clean water, UNICEF has engaged us to undertake a needs assessment and provide emergency WASH training across the country.