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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 by flooding leaving the occupants vulnerable. Our volunteers are furthermore assessing water, sanitation and hygiene across the region …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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