Our Work

RedR UK Responds

Our work responding to major global disasters

RedR UK has been working to build more effective humanitarian action since 1980. We’ve responded to every major disaster in recent years, including the Syrian conflict, the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, floods in Pakistan and the Haiti earthquake. 

2015/16

Refugee Response Training (Europe)

1.8 million refugees have arrived in Europe since 2014, more than 1 million of them in 2015 alone.

RedR UK has been supporting the response to the refugee crisis in Europe since September 2015, primarily by training volunteers and grassroots groups in the fundamentals of humanitarian principles and practice.

Refugee Response Training (Europe)
2015/16

Nepal

After the two devastating earthquakes which hit Nepal in April and May of 2015, RedR UK worked to help those affected rebuild their homes, infrastructure and livelihoods - and build them back better, reducing the impact of future disasters.

Nepal
2014/16

Ebola

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March 2014, and rapidly became the deadliest occurrence of the disease since its discovery in 1976.

Between November 2014 and October 2015, RedR UK ran pre-departure training to prepare medical staff for deployment to work in Ebola Treatment Centres in Sierra Leone.

Ebola
2014

Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan, the fourth most intense ever recorded, wreaked havoc across the Philippines’ central islands. It killed more than 7,400 people, and injured more than 20,000. RedR UK trained affected communities to 'build back better', mitigating the impact of future disasters.

Philippines
2013

Bangladesh

On 24th April 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory, at Savar, central Bangladesh, collapsed, trapping 5,000 people under rubble. Untrained volunteers from the community risked their lives and saved 3,862 people. One of them reached out to RedR UK, requesting training so that he and his fellow volunteers would be better prepared in future.

Bangladesh
2010/2016

Pakistan

RedR UK established a permanent presence in Pakistan in the wake of the floods of 2010. Since then, we've been working with schools and community organisations in high-risk areas to ensure that children know how to evacuate safely and administer first aid.

Pakistan
2010

Haiti

On the 12th January 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing an estimated 230,000 people and leaving more than a million people homeless. RedR UK immediately responded by deploying Members, providing technical support to front-line aid workers, and setting up a training programme to support aid agencies and their staff.

Haiti