Our volunteers get to grips with “unrelenting” devastation after Irma

It’s been non-stop for the team since they arrived in Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They’ve been clearing roads, shifting downed electricity poles, assessing community centres and listening carefully to residents who are desperate for help and information in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Here’s what ex fire and rescue officer and Team Rubicon UK Operations Manager Dan Cooke had to say about conditions on the island: “The devastation across the country is unrelenting.  Nowhere has escaped the extraordinarily …

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Team Rubicon UK has a team on the ground in Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

With estimated affected people now in the millions, our response teams are working tirelessly to get aid and water into the most remote, cut-off communities, working directly in partnership with the official UN cluster systems.