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Red Source ensures first aid kits reach Ukraine

Red Source is delighted to announce that it has successfully delivered over 1000 premium first aid kits to Poland. From there, they have since been delivered across the border, to various locations in Ukraine.

Red Source announces major sustainable female hygiene project on World Menstrual Hygiene Day

Today, millions of women and girls around the world are stigmatised, excluded and discriminated against simply because they menstruate. It’s hard to believe that in 2022, women and girls continue to miss out on education, aren’t able to earn an income and are often unable to participate in everyday life, just because of their natural menstrual cycle.

Red Source is a leading supplier of relief, support, health and hygiene products to the humanitarian sector.

Countries in several regions are currently experiencing significant challenges due to conflict and mass displacement of people. Red Source supplies a range of aid items and equipment to NGO’s working tirelessly on the ground to provide critical and essential support.

Since 2015 we have developed longstanding strategic partnerships in numerous countries, providing local manufacturing, warehousing, kitting and delivery.

In 2021, following the swift collapse of the Afghan government in Kabul, our trucks continued to deliver hundreds of tons of food and blankets to several provinces in Afghanistan.

In Eastern Europe we are currently supplying thousands of MRE’s and First Aid supplies to Poland following the sudden displacement of millions due to the conflict in Ukraine.

Our focus is very much on cost effective, rapid and often specialised delivery, to get supplies to where they are urgently needed.

Red Source is ISO9001:2015 certified, registered in the United Kingdom and in the United Arab Emirates, with headquarters in Dubai.

Ready When You Aren’t

There are growing fears for the health and wellbeing of survivors of last week’s earthquake in Afghanistan, as the death toll rose to 1,150 and the first shipments of international aid arrived in the impoverished country. Vital aid items such as blankets and tents are urgently needed.

We have worked with several NGOs on the ground in Afghanistan, supplying key aid items and we will continue to deliver food, blankets, hygiene kits and educational supplies.

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Global displacement hits another record, capping a decade-long rising trend.

The number of people forced to flee their homes has increased every year over the past decade and stands at the highest level since records began, a trend that can be only reversed by a new, concerted push towards peacemaking, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

By the end of 2021, those displaced by war, violence, persecution, and human rights abuses stood at 89.3 million, up 8% on a year earlier and well over double the figure of 10 years ago, according to UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report.

Since then, the Russian invasion of Ukraine – causing the fastest and one of the largest forced displacement crises since World War II – and other emergencies, from Africa to Afghanistan and beyond, pushed the figure over the dramatic milestone of 100 million.
Meanwhile, food scarcity, inflation and the climate crisis are adding to people’s hardship, stretching the humanitarian response just as the funding outlook in many situations appears bleak.

We must all do our part to assist how and where we can. Visit www.redsource.global to learn more about us.

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Today is World Refugee Day! An international day, designated by the United Nations, to honour refugees around the globe. It is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognise their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilise political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but also thrive. This year, the focus is on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has the right to seek safety, whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.

We stand with every refugee and we continue to supply a range of aid items and equipment to NGO’s working tirelessly on the ground to provide critical and essential support.

Visit World Refugee Day to learn more.

Photo by Julie Ricard on Unsplash

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According to the UN Refugee Agency, at least 82.4 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes. Among them are nearly 26.4 million refugees, around half of whom are under the age of 18. There are also millions of stateless people, who have been denied a nationality and lack access to basic rights such as education, health care, employment and freedom of movement. At a time when 1 in every 95 people on earth has fled their home as a result of conflict or persecution, helping where we can is more important than ever before.

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20 million people in East Africa are at risk of severe hunger

Families have become desperate for food and water. Millions of children are malnourished. The drought stretches far beyond this small Kenyan village and the UN's World Food Programme says up to 20 million people in East Africa are at risk of severe hunger. Ethiopia is battling the worst drought in almost half a century and in Somalia 40% of the population are at risk of starvation.
We supply a range of aid items and equipment to NGOs working tirelessly on the ground to provide critical and essential support. Since 2015 we have developed longstanding strategic partnerships in numerous countries, providing local manufacturing, warehousing, kitting and delivery.

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We are delighted to announce that we have successfully delivered over 1000 premium first aid kits to Poland. From there, they have since been delivered across the border, to various locations in Ukraine.

We partnered with Charlotte Simpson, a well-known photographer from Hotshots Dubai, to help the Ukrainian people.

Charlotte originally intended to go to Poland with a few kits in her luggage. We heard about her plans and quickly set about helping her. By the time she travelled to Warsaw in May, over 1000 kits were also on the way as part of the project.

Together, we sold the kits to local companies who then donated them to the project. The amazing response meant that over 1000 kits were ordered and sent to Ukraine. These kits contain vital components to help people injured in the conflict.

“The kits were delivered to Lodz by UPS where they were received by Charlotte and a local NGO, Copernicus4UA. They were then transported across the border to several locations in Ukraine, to be used for training and in real life scenarios”. said Mark Forrester, Managing Director at Red Source.

We continue to supply thousands of MRE’s and first aid items to Poland, following the sudden displacement of millions. Our focus is on cost effective, rapid and often specialised delivery, to get supplies to where they are urgently needed.

For more information, visit www.redsource.global

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Vulnerable groups of children, are often the worst affected by lack of proper WASH services. When there aren’t proper facilities near their homes, girls have to make long, dangerous journeys, often at night, just to go to the toilet. And when they don’t have access to separate bathrooms at school, attendance drops and they miss out on education (resource: UNICEF.org.uk)
A lack of proper WASH for girls in schools is one of the main factors stopping 9 million girls in sub-Saharan Africa from learning to read and write.
We are proud to be launching a new female hygiene project very soon. Visit www.redsource.global for more information.

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The war in Ukraine has wrought devastating consequences on children, according to UNICEF.

3 million children inside Ukraine and over 2.2 million children in refugee-hosting countries need humanitarian assistance. This war has displaced two out of every three Ukrainian children.

UNICEF further advises that the war has resulted in an acute child protection crisis. Children fleeing violence are at significant risk of family separation, violence, abuse, sexual exploitation, and trafficking.

We continue to work with partners and key NGOs, globally, to supply whatever is needed to these children and their families. Read more at www.redsource.global

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Red Source in Afghanistan

Red Source is actively providing humanitarian aid supplies directly to the people of Afghanistan.

In August 2021, the international community announced it’s departure from Afghanistan, resulting in an almost immediate collapse of the government and swift takeover by the Taliban. The chaotic scenes were witnessed by the world.

The people of Afghanistan have been reliant on international humanitarian support for years, but due to the sudden political uncertainty and increased security threat, the NGOs, along with everyone else, were forced to evacuate until the dust settled and a certain level of security could be assured. This left a humanitarian vacuum at a time when drought, the pandemic, the collapse of healthcare and the economy and a harsh winter became the perfect storm that would leave 23 million people on the brink of starvation and hypothermia.

Within days, in September 2021, Red Source entered Kabul and set up operations to fill the void and enable the NGOs to supply food and blankets through us. With their funding, we locally sourced hundreds of tons of food and blankets and delivered in truck convoys to thousands of families in several provinces. With further funding, we continue to deliver food, blankets, hygiene kits and educational supplies today, directly to the Afghan people.

For the comfort of our donors, we not only provide financial transparency, but we photograph and video every delivery, so they can see exactly where their money is being spent and who they are helping. We can usually place food in the hands of the families within seven to ten days of receiving funding.

“In Afghanistan, before our very eyes, we are witnessing the Live Aid moment of our generation.”

Mark Forrester, Founder and Managing Director, Red Source

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