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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 why it is important.            ***** I’ve deployed with Team Rubicon to Nepal to deliver community emergency response training to members of the Gurkha Welfare Trust – a charity that provides financial, medical and development aid …

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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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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 …

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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, …

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Team Rubicon UK has an advance party in the air on route to Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

With estimated affected people now in the millions, we anticipate that our response teams will be working to get aid and water into the most remote, cut-off communities and using our disaster mapping capability to assist our partners.