Our Work

Asia

Myanmar

Since 2016, RedR UK has been delivering a 'pop-up' open training programme in Myanmar, where the humanitarian and development sector is going from strength to strength as the country transitions. 

We can also respond to requests for tailor-made training in Myanmar: contact us to find out more.

Myanmar

Humanitarian assistance has a rather short history in Myanmar, and there are very few opportunities for people to build up the specific skill sets required to do this kind of work. RedR’s hands-on training courses provide a rare opportunity for people to learn from actual humanitarian practitioners.

Samir Maleh

RedR Associate Trainer, training as part of our 'pop-up' programme in Myanmar

"Our coordination is better, and we work better as a team. As a result, we are able to provide assistance at the right time and in the right place." - Min Htut, DRC, Sittwe

Nepal

In partnership with our sister organisation RedR India, we responded to the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in the spring of 2015. In the months that followed, we provided training in 'Managing Projects in Emergencies', 'Hygiene Promotion and Community Mobilisation', and 'Safer Shelter Construction' - helping affected communities recover, rebuild, and prepare for future shocks, with a view to reducing their impact.

Nepal

Speaking in front of a crowd of new faces has been challenging for me. As the time passes, however, I have honed my skills and my ability to deliver my message confidently. [The training] has helped me to grow personally as well as professionally. It has enhanced my public speaking skills and boosted my confidence. It was one of the best training courses I have ever done, and a turning point for my professional development.

Purna Bahadur Thami

Social mobiliser in Dolakha District and RedR trainee

998 aid workers and community members received training

to help them respond to the earthquakes

Pakistan and Central Asia

RedR UK opened an office in Pakistan in response to the flooding of 2010.

In late 2016, we reluctantly made the decision to scale down our operations due to a lack of funding. However, we remain registered in Pakistan and are actively seeking the means to re-start our work.

In the meantime, we are still able to respond to requests for tailor-made training in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and across Central Asia.

Pakistan and Central Asia
Pakistan: Disaster Risk Reduction

Making schools safer

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Province, northwest Pakistan, both natural and man-made disasters are a constant threat. The province is extremely vulnerable to earthquakes and flooding. In October 2015, KPK was among the areas affected by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit the Hindu Kush. 

Moreover, militant groups operating in the region oppose the education of girls and the employment of female teachers, meaning that schools are a target. On 16th December 2014, Pakistan experienced the deadliest terrorist attack in its history when gunmen launched an assault on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar, KPK, claiming 150 lives, including those of 132 children.

Since 2014, RedR UK has been working in partnership with schools and communities throughout KPK to ensure that children know how to react when disaster - whether natural or man-made - strikes. Find out how.

Laiba Bibi, a school student in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. Laiba received disaster preparedness training from her teacher, who was trained by RedR UK as part of our 'Safer Schools' programme.
Laiba Bibi, a school student in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. Laiba received disaster preparedness training from her teacher, who was trained by RedR UK as part of our 'Safer Schools' programme.

Children are our future and if they think positively, they can transform society. This is the real change that is occurring. You are not teaching one child a good thing: you are teaching an entire family something that can save lives.

Feroz Khan

Principal of the Aligrama Academy of Excellence, Swat District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Search and rescue training in Pakistan, 2013 || Aasim's story