Greyshirt Reflections: Coming Home

Greyshirts Holli and AJ have recently returned from nearly three weeks in Mozambique where they have been providing life-saving aid to some of the most remote and isolated communities. They shared their thoughts about their time in this area devastated by Cyclone Idai. More teams are now in Mozambique to carry on the work of those that have returned. HOLLI – Strike Team Leader I leave Mozambique today, 20 days after volunteering as a disaster responder with Team Rubicon UK in …

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Greyshirt Stories: Josh’s Mozambique Reflections

Our Ops Producer, Josh, has been out with the teams in Mozambique, capturing the work they’re doing, for the past 11 days. He’s been based predominantly in South Buzi and now Matarara. He sent us through his initial impressions after seven days on the the ground. He will be out there for another 2 weeks.

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Why Team Rubicon UK is helping Gurkhas in Nepal

Team Rubicon is in Nepal, working with the Gurkha Welfare Trust to help local communities prepare and train for disaster. Here, one of our Greyshirts explains the mission – our third in the region since responding to the 2015 earthquake– and …

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Greyshirt stories: A sherpa’s tale

A landslip from the Anak Krakatau volcano eruption on 22 December sent huge waves surging into the Sunda Strait without warning, killing at least 437 people and wrecking communities on the coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra. As most of the …

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A Christmas message from CEO Richard Sharp

2018 has been one hell of a ride. Team Rubicon has gone from strength-to-strength, delivering outcomes for the survivors of disaster from the streets of Kent to the devastated communities of Indonesia and the British Virgin Islands. We continue to …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.