RedR is an international disaster relief charity which trains aid workers and provides skilled professionals to humanitarian programmes worldwide, helping to save and rebuild the lives of people affected by natural and man-made disasters.
Every year, hundreds of millions of people around the world are affected by natural disasters and conflict. RedR is an international disaster relief charity which saves lives by giving aid workers the vital skills they need to do their jobs to the highest possible standard. We train thousands of people each year in everything from providing emergency shelter to staying safe in the field, from project management after emergencies to essential water and sanitation skills and more. And we provide experienced, professional aid workers from our pool of 1700 Members to support emergency response and longer-term humanitarian programmes worldwide.
A world in which sufficient competent and committed personnel are available and responding to humanitarian needs.
We relieve suffering caused by disasters by selecting, training and providing competent and committed personnel to humanitarian programmes worldwide.
What We Do
Building local skills for disaster relief
International capacity building: We provide humanitarian training, learning and support in countries directly affected by or at risk from natural and man-made disasters. Each year we equip thousands of aid workers, the majority of them
nationals of at-risk or disaster-hit countries, with essential humanitarian skills. We have established training programmes in Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan and
Improving aid worldwide
UK training: We run market-leading, humanitarian training courses in the UK for aid workers, NGOs and governments involved in emergency relief and international development. From introductory and foundation courses for early-career humanitarians, to specialist technical and management level training for experienced professionals, each year we equip 1000 UK-based aid workers with essential skills. These range from managing effective emergency shelter, to
staying safe in the field, from project management after emergencies to essential water and sanitation techniques. Our UK training centre is in London.
Credit-rated training: Five of our UK-based courses are eligible for Masters’ level credits, contributing to a postgraduate university qualification. Courses are
credit-rated by Oxford Brookes University (UK).
Tailor-made training: We provide a worldwide tailor-made NGO training and consultancy service, covering all major aspects of humanitarian aid work. We have a track record of delivering high quality bespoke courses, tailored to the needs of individual organisations, both in the UK and around the world.
Our expertise and experience enables us to deliver training on a full range of subjects including security, water, sanitation and hygiene, needs assessments in
emergencies and introductory humanitarian courses.
Cluster training: We provide expert technical skills and coordination training for the UN ‘Clusters’. The ‘Clusters’ are comprised of groups of NGOs, organisations
and agencies which deal with specific aspects of emergency response following a major disaster; including shelter, logistics, health, and nutrition. We also support the Clusters by selecting and training Cluster staff and producing essential technical resources such as handbooks and guidelines.
Technical Support Service (TSS): Our Technical Support Service is a free, online helpline for NGOs and aid workers undertaking humanitarian programmes
around the world. Providing rapid access to 150 expert humanitarians with extensive field experience, the service enables aid workers to solve technical
problems quickly. Advice is available on water, sanitation and hygiene, public health, shelter and construction, logistics, project management, alternative energy, finance, communications and IT.
Future relief workers: We play an essential role in training and advising the next generation of aid workers. Our leading introductory and foundation level training courses provide potential and early-career aid workers with essential skills,
knowledge and support as they embark on a career in the humanitarian sector.
Affiliates: RedR Affiliates are early-career humanitarians who lack the professional or humanitarian experience to become RedR Members. The Affiliates status provides support, mentoring and advice to enable new aid workers to advance their careers and build the skills required for potential full RedR Membership.
Responding to emergencies
Membership: RedR Members are experienced, specialist aid workers who are carefully selected and trained to the highest professional standard. Responding to humanitarian and development-related crises in more than 80 countries each year, our leading network of 1700 Members includes logisticians, medical practitioners, project managers, water and sanitation specialists, surveyors, administrators and communications experts, to name but a few.
Recruitment service: Our recruitment service supplies skilled, humanitarian professionals (RedR ‘Members) to work with leading NGOs, governments, and private sector companies involved in international disaster relief and development. With more than 30 years’ experience of providing specialists to respond to major humanitarian emergencies, the service is known for its ability to find high-quality candidates at short notice.See more