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 »

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 »

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 »

Team Rubicon UK successfully completes Drone Training

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon UK successfully completes Drone Training

This month a number of Team Rubicon UK were fortunate to take part in important Drone Training course, provided by Heliguy, supporters of TRUK and its’ work. Drones play an increasingly significant part in both domestic and international disaster response, as explained in our detailed article on drone support in 2015. Often in times of crisis there will be a shortage of available manned helicopters... Read More »

Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

| Posted By: Alistair Lockhart
Team Rubicon volunteers deploy to Birmingham after flash floods

Ex-military volunteers from disaster response charity, Team Rubicon UK, have arrived from around the UK to help the people of Birmingham whose homes have been badly flooded over the weekend. Using their military skills and experiences they have been prioritising the elderly and vulnerable, retrieving loved and valuable items and clearing dirty flood water from homes of residents. Liaising with the environment agency and local... Read More »