Who we are
RE:ACT is a UK-based disaster response charity that repurposes the hard skills and experience of military veterans and combines a military approach with humanitarian action to aid the hardest to reach and most vulnerable people affected by disaster.
What we do
We recruit and train small teams of agile and resilient disaster response volunteers capable of rapidly deploying in the UK and overseas. We make an immediate difference to lives on the ground by:
- Engaging and collaborating with local partners and international NGOs to develop rapid situational awareness and identify critical tasks.
- Using military logistics experience to get vital aid to where it’s most needed, often in the most remote and isolated communities.
- Preparing communities and organisations to build stronger capacity and resilience for crises.
Prevent human suffering.
To reach the unreachable.
- Humanitarian first. Whatever our background or role, we are humanitarians and those principles guide every decision and action.
- Courage and kindness. Moral courage always; we do the right thing for all people without exception.
- Trust and be trustworthy. We act with integrity, we give trust to build trust and we drive collaboration at all levels.
- Walk towards danger. We lean into the problem, have a bias for action and take calculated risks to address need.
- Selfless commitment. We possess the grit and tenacity to persevere through adversity and put the needs of others ahead of our own.
- Humanity. Human suffering must be prevented and alleviated wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect human life and health and to ensure respect and dignity for all.
- Neutrality. Humanitarian actors must not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
- Impartiality. Humanitarian actions must be based on need alone, giving priority to the most urgent cases of distress, and with no distinctions made on the basis of nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, religious beliefs or political opinions.
- Independence. Whilst subject to international and local laws wherever they operate, humanitarian actors must remain autonomous from political, economic, military or other objectives and influences.