Partners on Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief

News Post date September 8, 2019

Our partners 24 Commando Royal Engineers (24Cdo) are embedded with our UK Headquarters

Following on from the Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) training that Rescue Global provided to 24Cdo (see earlier news), we are now working together closely on 2 key areas for the response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas:

1. REMOTE ASSESSMENTS

Working with Zooniverse and the Machine Learning team at the University of Oxford and Lancaster, Rescue Global and 24Cdo are making immediate best use of the current Zooniverse Project, as well as developing it further for the future.

THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN ALL HELP US. Log on at the site and be part of the crowd assessing the extent of the damage to inform where we can help. With your help, Commando Sappers and world class partners such as #Zooniverse will ease the suffering of those affected

2. GROUND ASSESSMENTS AND AID DELIVERY

Rescue Global and 24Cdo intend to deploy further teams into the affected areas, to conduct assessments and provide innovative and effective solutions which save life and enable decisions makers in the vital response activity. More to follow on this soon. Key areas of intended support include our providing:

  • Assessments
  • Verification of existing assessments and needs delivery
  • Last mile delivery of aid (helicopters and ground vehicles)
  • Facilitation of vital activities such as road clearance, provider of fresh water, medicines and medical staff in, casualties out
  • Encouraging and supporting early recover, working towards resilience rather than response, at the earliest opportunities

Coordination and support of our close partners, specialist NGOs in the areas of:

  • Search and Rescue
  • Health, medical and hygiene
  • Engineering, including facilitation clearance and rebuilding

@rescueglobal @24CdoRE

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