About RedR Australia
IPWEA Australasia was one of the founding partners of RedR Australia, a leading humanitarian agency for international emergency relief.
The agency recruits skilled people and trains them to help communities rebuild and recover in times of crisis.
When thousands of people flee into neighbouring countries to escape civil war, RedR is there to plan refugee camps, provide clean water and shelter, ensure children can access education and advise on public health. When entire communities are left homeless by earthquakes or typhoons, they are there to ensure the vulnerable are protected and food aid is distributed. RedR Australia’s experts repair and rebuild infrastructure, coordinate response efforts and public communications, map and track relief activities, assist in the prevention of gender-based violence and manage the movement of essential supplies.
When disaster strikes, RedR mobilises the right people with the right skills to save lives and make a difference.
- We currently have 27 experts deployed across the globe and, last financial year, sent 118 people to 35 different countries.
- In the past year, we’ve sent experts to assist after the Vanuatu cyclone, Nepal earthquakes, Europe refugee crisis, Myanmar floods, Ethiopian famine and the civil war in South Sudan.
- IPWEA member Victor Tapia is currently in Greece responding to Europe’s refugee crisis. You can read about his assignment here.
RedR’s internationally recognised training courses prepare aspiring aid workers for life in the field and help experienced humanitarians further hone their skills. They also build resilience in disaster prone countries through their disaster preparedness training activities.
For more information on their work and how you can support them, click here.
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Victor Tapia (right) and RedR operations director Drakso Kraguljac outside a migrant transit camp on the Greek island of Samos.
Locals sift through the rubble of their homes in Kathmandu after the
earthquake. Photo credit: Sonny Ibaraj Krishnan/RedR Australia