WHAT WE DO
We train life-savers. We give people the skills to prepare for, and respond to, major disasters like earthquakes, floods, conflict and drought.
Our practical training and expert support means that communities won’t be beaten by disasters.
We train national aid workers in disaster-affected countries
Building the skills of first responders, national humanitarian organisations and national aid workers in disaster-affected countries is at the forefront of our work.
We run humanitarian training and support programmes in the most disaster-prone countries of the world; ensuring vital skills and knowledge remain in-country, where they’re needed most, for the long-term.
We’ve responded to every major disaster in recent years, including the earthquakes in Nepal, the Syrian conflict, Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, floods in Pakistan and the Haiti earthquake.
Where We Work
From our five regional hubs (in Amman, Islamabad, Khartoum, London and Nairobi) we provide training and technical support all over the world.
In 2015-16, we trained 4,915 people in 35 countries.
80% of those we trained were national staff or working for national organisations.
We work in partnership with humanitarians
We train and support more aid workers and humanitarian organisations than anyone else in the world.
We work in partnership with national and international organisations, governments and academic institutions.
Our unique position enables us to act as an honest and neutral broker to the sector, supporting the sharing of best practice and developing professional knowledge and skills.
We provide expert advice for humanitarians
KnowledgePoint is a free, online technical advice service for humanitarians working in disaster-affected countries. The service provides advice from an active pool of over 150 technical experts in the areas of shelter, water and sanitation, health, energy and more.
We have a global Membership
RedR Members are humanitarians with significant training and practical experience in responding to disasters. Becoming a Member gives aid workers professional recognition of their knowledge and experience.
More junior aid workers might be interested in our Affiliate Scheme.