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Learning challenge: get a taste of aid work

INSTEAD OF just watching the humanitarian crisis in Sudan unfold on television from the comfort of your sofa, why not experience at first hand the challenge of coordinating the needs of more than 1M refugees?

To get an insight to the skills needed by relief engineers in Sudan while raising money for disaster relief charity RedR and International Health Exchange (IHE) you can take part in the Learning Challenge.

The Challenge will mix physical and mental tasks ranging from constructing water tanks to creating communication links in order to gain security information.

Teams of four people are invited to take part in the event which will be held on 11-12 September at Nottingham University.

Returned relief workers will also talk about their experiences of working on humanitarian programmes over the weekend.

Entry fee per team of four is £1,600, all of which will go to RedR/IHE to train engineers and health workers to relieve suffering in disaster-stricken areas.

RedR/IHE currently has 18 aid workers working with Oxfam and other agencies in Sudan.

To enter the 2004 RedR/IHE Learning Challenge, contact Marina Jones on marina@redr.

org or telephone (0207) 233 3116.

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