Emergency preparedness refers to the measures that can be taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters.
Ensuring people's physical and psychological health is fundamental to any disaster response.
When people are displaced or lose their homes there is an urgent need for shelter.
RedR supports and promotes international standards in disaster response.
Supplying materials to the right place at the right time is essential to relief programmes.
Clean drinking water, sanitation and hygiene promotion are fundamental parts of relief programmes.
Insecure and rapidly changing environments means knowledge of safety practices is essential for aid workers.
Good planning and management underpin all effective disaster relief programmes.
It is vital for all aid workers to be able to effectively share their knowledge and pass skills onto others in order to ensure sustainable solutions.
Useful advice and materials for those getting started in humanitarian work