Operation Palu: Drones, diplomacy and clean water

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Operation Palu: Drones, diplomacy and clean water

“The first site of where the tsunami hit, the areas of liquefaction, the damage the buildings have suffered is so difficult to comprehend. The devastation, destruction and loss –it leaves you speechless.” When a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on 28 September, Team Rubicon rushed to the aid of the stricken communities. Two months on from the disaster, we look... Read More »

Running for Rubicon: Inmarsat and Spectra team take on the Three Peaks challenge

On the 31 of August 2018, a 19 strong team from Inmarsat, Spectra Group and Team Rubicon UK joined up to take on The National Three Peaks Challenge raising an amazing £13,700! Together they walked/ran/climbed a total of 23 miles and ascended 10,0052 ft in three countries in 23 hrs 50 mins, smashing the 24hr challenge with 10 minutes to spare. The team’s first challenge... Read More »

Getting clean water to Palu earthquake survivors

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Getting clean water to Palu earthquake survivors

On Friday 28 September, a magnitude 7.4 rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a terrifying tsunami that reached 18 feet in height and left a trail of destruction and thousands dead in its wake. The true scale of the disaster is only now becoming clear, weeks later. Tsunamis and earthquakes kill quickly, but they can also kill slowly. Help Team Rubicon provide 6,000 litres... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: Team Rubicon announces West End Community Centre rebuilding project on Tortola

Team Rubicon has agreed with the British Virgin Islands Ministry of Health & Social Development to help rebuild the West End Community Centre on Tortola which was severely damaged during Hurricane Irma in 2017. As part of our ongoing partnership with non-profit One Love BVI and generous funding from the WaterWheel Foundation, Team Rubicon has been able to start collaboration towards the significant work needed... Read More »

Sulawesi earthquake survivor stories

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Sulawesi earthquake survivor stories

It’s been over two weeks since a series of earthquakes triggered a powerful tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and the needs of the stricken communities remain massive. An initial search and rescue phase ended last week and the latest official figures say at least 2,200 people are known to have died and 4,600 sustained “major injuries”. Many more are still unaccounted for. The... Read More »

Palu earthquake: The news has moved on – Team Rubicon remains

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Palu earthquake: The news has moved on – Team Rubicon remains

Thousands of people are known to have died following the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia on 28 September, with at least 5,000 still missing. The survivors now have to pick up the pieces of their lives and rebuild. As the media’s attention goes elsewhere, we are working hard with authorities to help survivors but the worst isn’t over yet. We want to do more.... Read More »

A bias for action: who are Team Rubicon UK?

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
A bias for action: who are Team Rubicon UK?

Founded in 2015 after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal, Team Rubicon UK’s chiefly ex-military volunteers earned their spurs in hostile character-testing environments. Today, we deliver life-saving aid, at home and abroad. Our Greyshirt volunteers bring determination and hard-won experience to our humanitarian mission. We’re one team with a bias for action, creating order in the wake of destruction.... Read More »

Team Rubicon sends drones to help Palu earthquake relief effort

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Team Rubicon sends drones to help Palu earthquake relief effort

Team Rubicon have been asked by the Indonesian authorities to provide drone support to the National Board for Disaster Management as they continue their recovery operation following last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami on the island of Sulawesi. We are now in a position to use our technology and skills to help the Indonesian government support its people in a time of need. Our in-country... Read More »

Urgent request for fighting fund support

| Posted By: Tom McArthur
Urgent request for fighting fund support

Thanks to your support over the past two years, Team Rubicon UK has trained and deployed numerous emergency response teams to disaster-stricken regions across the world. Our predominantly ex-military volunteers possess the exceptional know-how and experience to aid populations suffering from the impact of extreme climatic events, such as earthquake, hurricane and flood. With ‘peak disaster season’ upon us, we are once again gearing up... Read More »

Capability Demonstration at Farnborough International Air Show

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Capability Demonstration at Farnborough International Air Show

Over the next few days, Team Rubicon UK will be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Air Show, the most important aviation trade show of the year. During the week, we will be demonstrating our disaster response capability and operating model, from a ‘pop-up’ HQ inside a vast Antonov An-124 cargo plane. With a real emphasis on air freight in 2018, cargo is to take primacy... Read More »