A report released today marks the beginning of a new era of collaboration between the private sector, NGOs and governments in humanitarian action. The UK engineering and construction sector, along with disaster relief charity RedR, are taking a leading role in this new future.
One year after RedR opened its doors in Nairobi, Kenya, more than 1,000 national and international aid workers have been equipped with essential humanitarian skills, ensuring vital support continues to reach disaster-hit communities in some of the worlds most challenging locations.
The safety of aid workers is integral to ensuring reliable and effective support for the 62 million people who need humanitarian assistance around the globe, RedR says ahead of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, as we call for further investment in security training for NGO field staff.
Agencies must work harder to incorporate Disaster Risk Reduction into aid and development programmes, RedR survey finds.
Teaching a man to fish is all well and good until he moves to the city. Some 180,000 people around the world up sticks and move to urban areas every day. And what cities need are not fishermen, but entrepreneurs. Three quarters of the worlds poorest people live in cities. But how do you make entrepreneurs out of 750 million people?