From the office
RedR welcomed three new staff this quarter including our new Manager of Risk, Safety and Security David Simpson, Recruitment & HR Adviser Richard Gorham and communications specialist Robyn Hollands.
David joins us after more than a decade at World Challenge where he managed risk and security. Rick hails from Perth where he has spent the past five years recruiting for an engineering company and Robyn has extensive experience in branding and public relations in the arts and fashion sectors.
WASH and Logistics Training for the Pacific
Our supporters funded seven key emergency responders from the Pacific to participate in RedR's Water and Sanitation in Emergencies and Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies courses in October. Participants came from non-government organisations as well as the National Disaster Management Offices in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands and the Ministries of Health in Fiji and the Solomon Islands. Four were co-sponsored by the World Food Programme, two by Oxfam and one by UNICEF. A special thanks to those who gave to our End of Financial Year Appeal which enabled a number of the participants to join us.
RedR trainer Kathryn Harries explains water testing to participants in our WASH training.
Humanitarian Response Training for Australian Embassy Staff.
We provided humanitarian response training to 18 staff from embassies and consulates in nine Asian countries in November. The participants gathered in Hanoi for the four day course which included a simulation exercise.