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30th May 2018

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Redr australia pacific office opening

RedR Australia Regional Manager (Pacific), Mr Mark Brooking, RedR Australia CEO Kirsten Sayers and Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. John Feakes mark the opening of RedR Australia’s new Suva office.

RedR Australia Regional Manager (Pacific), Mr Mark Brooking, RedR Australia CEO Kirsten Sayers and Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, H.E. John Feakes mark the opening of RedR Australia’s new Suva office. Photo: RedR Australia

Suva, Fiji - Tuesday night marked the official opening of RedR Australia’s Pacific office by CEO, Kirsten Sayers, and Australian High Commissioner to the Republic of Fiji, H.E. John Feakes.

RedR Australia, with 26 years of emergency response experience, has deployed more than 1000 specialists to over 85 countries and is the leading and only Standby Partner to the United Nations in the Asia-Pacific.

Supported by the Australian Government, last October saw the introduction of a new integrated civilian capability, the Australia Assists program, which encompasses the whole disaster cycle.

RedR Australia Regional Manager, Mark Brooking, said he was delighted to be establishing the new office in Suva, providing ongoing assistance and training under the Australia Assists program for the Pacific region moving forward.

In the Pacific, the Australia Assists program is already supporting nationally- and locally-led efforts in disaster risk reduction, preparedness, response and recovery in Fiji, Vanuatu, Tonga and Papua New Guinea.

Representatives from government and the humanitarian sector mingle following opening formalities

Representatives from government and the humanitarian sector mingle following opening formalities. Photo: RedR Australia

For further information, please contact Jennifer Hill, Head of Communications, RedR Australia  jhill@redr.org.au