RedR Australia is a leading international humanitarian response agency that selects, trains, and deploys technical specialists.
With humanitarians on the ground in more than 30 countries globally, RedR Australia is a Standby Partner to 11 United Nations agencies or entities, as well as other front line relief agencies and local governments. It is the only Standby Partner to the UN in the southern hemisphere which provides additional support to UN response efforts during a humanitarian crisis.
The organisation provides skilled people and training to help communities plan, prepare, rebuild, and recover before, during, and after crises and conflict.
Contributing to humanitarian responses in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific, RedR Australia has worked on crisis in times such as the Ebola virus epidemic, Tropical Cyclone Idai, Rohingya crisis, Ambae volcanic eruption evacuations, and the Syria crisis.
Having office presence in Melbourne, Fiji, and Jordan, it maintains more than 800 technical specialists across a range of skill profiles including disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, recovery and stabilization activities in times of need.
RedR Australia is also a leading provider of humanitarian training courses. These courses help equip potential and experienced aid workers with the specialised skills and knowledge to maximise their effectiveness in the field. It works to train more humanitarians to tackle future challenges by empowering them.
The skills, knowledge and expertise of its people have proven crucial to ongoing humanitarian efforts around the world; working hand in hand with partners such as Australia Assists, UK Aid and Australian Aid.
With the Australian government’s Australia Assists program for example RedR Australia as an implementing partner is enabled to be on the frontline with local organisations before, during and after disasters through its skilled and dedicated deployees playing an integral role in humanitarian efforts globally.
In terms of affiliations, RedR Australia is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development Code of Conduct; in addition to being a member of RedR International, a federated network of offices sharing a common vision of a world in which sufficient competent and committed personnel are available and responding to humanitarian needs.
To know more about the work and positive impact RedR Australia is having around the globe, kindly visit their WEBSITE.
By: Theresa R. Fianko
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