What we do

Rescue Global is an international Non-Governmental Organisation (iNGO), UK charity, US not-for-profit, and professional consultancy working worldwide in Disaster Risk Reduction and Response (DRR&R).

Our mission is: To Save Life

We do this by empowering strategic decision makers working in the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response (DRR&R) environment in governments and corporations. We conduct liaison, mentoring and disaster reconnaissance missions during the critical response phase. Our highly-skilled teams, predominantly drawn from military and emergency services, are experts in identifying, evaluating and mitigating risk, and responding to hazards; we do so in some of the world’s worst disasters.

In support of our mission: To Save Life, Rescue Global works with nations vulnerable to disasters, and with the private sector looking to manage their risks, in order to protect lives and increase resilience.

Taking an approach that spans all phases of disaster and risk management, from preparation to response, and recovery and review, we understand that actions taken across each of these phases are linked and that activities from strategic and policy level, through operational and on the ground, must be integrated.

We work to the highest levels of governance and professionalism, holding ISO:9001 (2015) Quality and Risk Management certification, with highly competent and experienced teams drawn from diverse sectors: military, emergency services, the private sector, government agencies, academics and NGO practitioners.

We proactively work across all of the sectors who work in disaster risk reduction and response: governments, the private sector, academia, NGOs and militaries. We bring these sectors together through the Crisis and Disaster Resilience Alliance (CaDRA). CaDRA is a Rescue Global initiative that fosters resilience and builds capacity by uniting and empowering dynamic organisations who work in and around any of the phases of Disaster Risk Reduction and Response (DRR&R).

With governments faced with natural disasters, we work in support of their National Disaster Management Agencies (NDMAs) or equivalent agencies, with the long-term goal of increasing resilience to disaster events. These activities span advising on national disaster preparedness plans, through to supporting the coordination of a national or international humanitarian response, joint training with response agencies, and audit and review following an event. Learn more about how we work with governments.

Rescue Global runs a comprehensive risk management consultancy service for businesses. We work with our clients to ensure that risk policy, set at the strategic level, aligns with operational practice. We work to identify and reduce risks in their operations worldwide, conduct British Standards Institute-certified audits of past events, and, if the worst happens, provide response teams in the event of a crisis or disaster. Read more about how we work with the private sector.

The NGO community, whether domestic within a disaster-prone country or international, is a critical part of disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Rescue Global works in support of the affected nation to help with the coordination of NGO response, and to identify needs and gaps that can be filled by NGOs, such as Search and Rescue (SAR). In addition, we conduct joint training and exercises with partner NGOs. Find out more about how we partner with the NGO community.

It is the role of academic institutions to understand trends and causal factors in past events and to develop recommendations for the future, as well as train the next generation of specialists. Rescue Global works in long-term partnerships with some of the world’s leading academic institutions to better understand disasters - the factors that cause them, and the short and long-term impacts of disaster risk management actions - to develop best practices, and to train future practitioners. Read more about our academic partnerships.

In many disaster events worldwide, domestic or foreign militaries are some of the primary and most significant response agencies. In order for response coordination to be effective when it is needed most, Rescue Global develops partnerships with militaries in disaster-prone nations. We participate in joint training and exercises, to ensure that our efforts are aligned in a real-world event. Read more about how Rescue Global works with militaries.

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