How we choose where we help
With many crises worldwide, we are pragmatic in our approach to deploy to new countries. We are always exploring the potential to expand our reach and the growing number of crisis requires a carefully considered approach.
Syria represents the worst humanitarian crisis of this time. And this is why we made it a priority country for Field Ready. South Sudan experiences a range of problems such as famine and cholera outbreaks in addition to violent conflict. This is why we are planning an assessment there.
Countries such as Yemen, Somalia and Nigeria are amongst the direst circumstances.
To help us assess and analyze how we can best respond, we have internal tools. One of these tools uses a number of external databases (e.g., ACAPS, Crisis Watch and EM-DAT) to identify priority needs. We also rely heavily on the input of partners and our extensive networks. Before the decision to deploy, a decision-making protocol is followed.
At Field Ready, we want to work in the hard to reach places. Our methods have the ability to reach people even under the most extreme circumstances. This may be done with our existing staff already in countries in need or, in an emergency response, it may involve deploying our Rapid Emergency Deployment team.
Our nimble manufacturing is ideal when there are blockades and when aid cannot be readily delivered. Our trainings can equip local populations to create supplies that they need and builds on peoples resiliency.
The picture illustrates responders using our technology to save two people in Syria
We have proven this in our work in Syria, and are confident that the aid industry can benefit from our means and methods. Through our work in the hard to reach places, we are confident that we can change the way aid is delivered and help transform peoples lives.