Partners in the Field
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Since 2013, RedR Australia has partnered with the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), formerly the Department for International Development (DFID), to help increase our capacity to deploy technical specialists to assist in crises and conflict worldwide, particularly across the Middle East and Africa.

Over the last two years, RedR Australia, with funding from the UK’s DFID (now FCDO) delivered humanitarian expertise to Iraq, Lebanon, Mozambique, Myanmar and South Sudan with exceptional outcomes. This is despite the compounding effects of Covid-19 on countries already experiencing significant internal turmoil.

A shared interest in the strengthening of the UN Standby Partnership also yielded tangible results, with RedR using FCDO funds to recruit two positions to support Coordination and Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) of the Partnership. The Standby Partnership, with RedR Australia prominent within the secretariat, brings donors and UN agencies together to drive impact, accountability and sustainability at the global multilateral level. Its work has led to stronger standards, accountability and coordination across the Partnership, including in its response to Covid-19.