"Where children are orphaned through a sudden disaster, natural or man-made, Operation Orphan will do all they can to ensure these children are identified, made safe and kept safe."
This is the ultimate goal of Operation Orphan's Crisis Response Team. The team will deploy to large-scale disasters when the affected country calls for international assistance, there is mass loss of life and therefore the high potential for orphaned children. We know that during these times the trafficking world kicks into action and many children who have been separated from, or who have ultimately lost their parents, are picked up and never seen again. They are trafficked all over the world into the sex/slave industry. Our goal is to stop this from occurring by getting to the children first!
By working as part of the coordinated response and with the local social services, we will help identify these children, provide a safe space for them to be in and, if their parents are not found, we will work out a secure and loving place for the long term. We know that this is a huge commitment! We know that we will be expanding our Operation Orphan family each time we step into these disasters, but this is a commitment we are willing to make.
This is a bold statement but we believe that if we are to find the orphans of this world and give them hope for a brighter future, Crisis Response must play its part. Below are the countries in which we have expanded our family by caring for children orphaned through disasters.
The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is the most crucial part of outworking this vision. The team go into potentially dangerous and extreme situations and while we ensure full training and readiness, the nature of the role is unpredictable. With a strong, flexible team who are each playing to his/her strengths, we can achieve so much. This is why the right team is critical.
We are delighted to have Alex Hayes (serving UKISAR team member) and Col Nick Makin OBE as independent and voluntary advisors and team selectors.
Our Crisis Response Operatives are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
We are currently recruiting so please click the button below for an application form. Successful applicants must complete and pass a three day selection course held in the UK.
Skills required - Children Social Workers, Childrens Nurses, Child Phycologists, Medical Doctors, Paramedics, Security Experts