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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 a planned operation in the Philippines and planning continues on further operations in Haiti, Nepal …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Sitrep 02/05/17

TRUK Operations continues to monitor the situation in East Africa while planning a range of reconstruction and partnered operations.

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Join a multi-agency disaster response exercise this May

Here’s a great opportunity to join a multi-agency disaster response exercise, regardless of your level of previous engagement with TRUK. WHAT: Volunteers required to deploy on SIMEX – a multi-national, multi-agency disaster response training exercise. WHERE: The Team Rubicon input will be …

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Training – what we’ve done and where we’re heading

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane has recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK and pre-planned international operations. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. For my latest update I want to give you all a run-down …

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Sitrep 28/03/17

Along with international partners, TRUK Ops is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru, East Africa and Northeast Australia. We are preparing for a range of deliberate (pre-planned) operations in Uganda (with Feed the Hungry), Nepal, Philippines, Haiti and South Sudan. Two …

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Building skills in security and risk management

Day 1 – Management of Risk After a five hour drive from Team Rubicon HQ I finally arrived at the Emergency Planning College in Easingwold, Yorkshire. So what was I doing here? To answer that question I should probably give …

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Strictly stars dance up a storm for TR

On 18 April Nantwich Civic Hall hosted Keep Calm and Dance, a fundraising evening of dinner and dance. Stars of the show were AJ Pritchard and Chloe Hewitt, professional dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and European, British Open and National …

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Ops update – pre-planned international operations

Director of Field Operations Oz Lane recently blogged about our progress with regional expansion in the UK. Oz is back with the latest from TRUK Ops. In this edition I want to concentrate on pre-planned International Operations. From this January …

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Sitrep 21/03/17

TRUK is monitoring ongoing situations in Peru and East Africa along with our international partners while preparing for deliberate operations in Nepal and Uganda. Two Greyshirts are now on the ground in Greece working with Dentaid to provide care to …

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