RedR

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When disaster strikes, local communities and NGOs need support to rebuild their lives. RedR helps them do this by training those in disaster-prone areas to prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters and conflict.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079752)

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    Category

  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

2014 featured the highest number of natural catastrophes ever recorded. Around the world, the impact of these disasters is increased due to a lack of training in how to face them. Many local communities, NGOs, and government agencies are not fully prepared to respond to natural or man-made emergencies. This exacerbates the effects of disasters, and can result in a loss of life, housing, and livelihood. With the right training and strategy, these are losses that can be prevented.

Solution

RedR works to solve this by providing training to local communities and NGOs in countries most at-risk from disasters. Local people are often the first to respond to a crisis, and so by doing this we aim to give people the skills to prepare for, and respond to, emergencies. Less reliance on international aid will lead to a more long-term and effective response to a disaster, and will help to minimise their impact and ensure local communities are able to rebuild in a safe and sustainable way.