Sitrep 22/06/17 – TR in Uganda and Sri Lanka

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Sitrep 22/06/17 – TR in Uganda and Sri Lanka

13 TR Greyshirts are now at work in the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda. TR is working in partnership with Feed the Hungry, the Office of the Prime Minister of Uganda and the refugee community to construct permanent, fuel-efficient kitchens to feed thousands of schoolchildren. Construction of two kitchen buildings has reached roof height with two more buildings started, while another team has been working to build... Read More »

Sri Lanka field report – TR working alongside affected communities

Team Rubicon has sent 14 volunteers to Sri Lanka to provide humanitarian support following the most severe flooding in the area for nearly 15 years. Over 200 people lost their lives and nearly two weeks later more than 70 are still missing. Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre is currently monitoring nearly 600,000 people who have been directly affected. Further landslide and flood warnings continue to... Read More »

Sitrep 15/06/17 – TRUK deployed to Sri Lanka and Uganda

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Sitrep 15/06/17 – TRUK deployed to Sri Lanka and Uganda

TR volunteers are now in Sri Lanka, and have been working closely with the community in the Matara District of the Southern Province, one of the areas most severely affected by recent flooding and landslides. One strike team has focussed on rebuilding a bridge destroyed by flooding resulting in a community losing access to school and work. Another team has been rebuilding a home which had been completely destroyed... Read More »

Volunteer Veterans from Team Rubicon respond to Sri Lanka Flooding

14 members of Team Rubicon UK are travelling to Sri Lanka following severe flooding to provide urgently needed humanitarian support. After two days of torrential rain 224 people have lost their lives and a further 79 are missing. The Government estimates that nearly 700,000 people have been directly affected by floods and landslides. At least 150,000 are women, 7,600 are pregnant and a further 189,000... Read More »

Support our deployment to Sri Lanka by volunteering in our Operations Room

It’s Go Time. We are sending a team to Sri Lanka. Their job is to provide flood relief in response to Cyclone Mora. If you really, really want to help (and it would be most welcome), come to the Operations Room at our headquarters in Chilmark and assist with monitoring and providing remote support to those on the ground. In return we can offer free accommodation... Read More »

Sitrep 06/06/17 – Recce in Sri Lanka and continuing preparation for planned operations

We have a team in Sri Lanka assessing the scope of TR assistance following flooding and landslides affecting over half a million people. Find out more about our recce in Sri Lanka and please donate now to support our deployment to assist affected communities. In other news, our upcoming deployment to Uganda begins later this month, a recce has been completed to identify task requirements for... Read More »

Sri Lanka flooding – TRUK deploying a recce team

| Posted By: Nathan Nelson
Sri Lanka flooding – TRUK deploying a recce team

Update 5 June 2017 See below for a situation report from our recce team. Donate now to support our deployment to Sri Lanka. Team Rubicon UK has sent a four-man assessment team to Sri Lanka following severe flooding throughout the country. After two days of torrential rain 206 people have lost their lives and a further 92 are missing.The Government estimates more than 658,490 people have been... Read More »

Sitrep 30/05/17 – Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and planned operations

  Sri Lanka: An estimated 558,000 people are understood to have been affected by flooding and mudslides caused by monsoon rains. TR Operations is in contact with the Sri Lanka authorities to assess how we might be able to assist and we have a recce team on standby. Bangladesh: Cyclone Mora has made landfall in Bangladesh bringing heavy rain and winds with the risk of... Read More »

Never accepting the limits of your endurance – TR volunteer Nick on completing the Marathon des Sables

How do you find yourself taking on the Marathon des Sables, renowned as the ‘World’s Toughest Footrace’? 250 kilometres across the Sahara in six stages over six days in the toughest of conditions; searing heat, gruelling sand dunes and the most inhospitable of environments.  You do it by scaring yourself, challenging yourself and never accepting the limits of your endurance. In 2015 my business partner... Read More »

How do you win the lottery? (or, how to get deployed on international ops)

We have had a few enquiries lately asking how we go about selecting Greyshirts for deliberate operations. The driver being why him or her and not me? Preamble Firstly, a little context. Unlike Team Rubicon USA we do not have a high frequency of rapid onset domestic disasters, so we need to look overseas to generate the opportunity to help those in need. That said... Read More »