Every election cycle in Kenya since 1990 has been preceded by violence. The disputed general elections in 2007 brought a violent backlash and many deaths.
RedR launched our Election Preparedness Training course out of concern that the latest election would bring more bloodshed, risking the security of thousands of aid workers in Kenya and its neighbouring countries. The course has been run successfully several times in the past year, providing aid workers with the tools to prepare and plan for possible violence, keeping them safer in risky situations.
In addition, we continue to run a range of general security courses, teaching safety skills that are applicable to aid workers whether or not there is an election happening. Personal Safety and Security, Security Management, safety and Security Training, and even Driver Training help to keep humanitarians safe in one of the world's most dangerous professions.
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