RedR is committed to relieving the suffering caused by disasters. Since it was established in 1980, it has placed many highly skilled people with front line agencies providing humanitarian assistance.
In recent crises, such as those in Kosovo, East Timor and Sierra Leone, RedR members made up a significant proportion of the field workers on the ground.
These dedicated people make a direct and practical contribution to the relief of suffering, ensuring that the funds raised for disaster response are put to good use.
RedR has now grown into an international organisation in its own right, with members coming from all around the world and offices in London, Canberra, Aukland, Geneva and, in the near future, Nairobi. It has a reputation within the humanitarian world for professionalism and dedication.
At its core lies a commitment to providing professional people who have a passion to help others. This commitment is manifested in its careful selection of members and in preparing them through a wide variety of excellent training courses. A key working principle is that of partnership with colleague agencies, notably on initiatives such as the People in Aid project and the series of emergency personnel seminars.
Although RedR has grown significantly in recent years, there is much more that it can do. With your support, it will continue to rise to the challenge.
As president of RedR, it is my pleasure to commend its work and its achievements to you.