Read about our work worldwide, our analysis of relevant reports and events, and understand the key issues that are important to us.
Today is Anti Slavery Day in the UK, a day that raises awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking. Exploitation, in all its forms, is affected by many factors, including; gender inequalities and violence, discrimination, consumer demands, poverty, cultural or societal constructs, access to education and employment opportunities, corruption, conflict, migration, disaster events, and economic conditions. As these influences can vary greatly between regions and countries, research, responses, and prevention measures require a more nuanced approach, in order to address the unique sets of challenges that these factors create.
The Rescue Global Pathfinder team have recently returned from Outreach Rescue, North Wales, having completed the Search Management for Land and Water Operations.
This week, Rescue Global attended the Investing in UK International Development conference in London delivering a special keynote speech and taking part in key discussions at strategic level.
Deputy CEO Hannah pathak today signed an MoU partnership with CDEMA in Barbados, on behalf of Rescue Global. This momentous occasion comes after a year of relationship building through our ongoing support of Caribbean preparedness efforts.
Today Rescue Global signed an important MoU with Captain Errington R Shurland, Executive Director of Regional Security System (RSS) in Barbados.
Rescue Global is working with Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), BMT Defence Services and Heriot-Watt and Edinburgh Universities, on Red Alert, as part of Project Minerva. The aim is to protect first responders and the public, in incidents involving extremely hazardous substances. Rescue Global team is providing expert ground assessment teams, UAS/UAV pilots, artificial intelligence & autonomy collaboration, human factors & project management input.
One year on from Operation Ursula, Rescue Global’s response to Category 5 Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which made landfall in the Caribbean within two weeks of each other, the team are once again responding in the region. As Hurricanes Florence and Helene continue to track northwards, Tropical Storm Isaac looks to return to hurricane strength and remains on track to hit the Lesser Antilles by Wednesday this week.
This year on Sunday 19th August, World Humanitarian Day is paying tribute to the civilians affected by conflict and the aid workers who risk their lives to assist them. The United Nations #NotATarget Campaign is demanding world leaders to protect all civilians caught up in conflict, whether they be local citizens or those in humanitarian service.
Today is the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Human trafficking is a crime that affects an estimated 40.3 million people globally, most often in sexual exploitation or forced labour. It affects all genders, ages and countries, targeting the most vulnerable in society.