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, to help increase our capacity to deploy technical specialists to assist in crises and conflict worldwide, particularly across the Middle East and Africa.

In the year to June 2021, RedR Australia roster members worked in UK-funded roles in Burundi, Senegal and South Sudan with exceptional humanitarian outcomes.

One of these roles was our first ever accompanied deployment, with a Civil-Military Coordination Officer taking a four-month role with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Senegal, accompanied by her four-year-old daughter. Working mostly from their apartment in Dakar, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the deployee helped develop a civil-military coordination roadmap to enable humanitarian support to reach people in need across the region more safely.