The British Red Cross and Aviva, the international insurance group, have teamed up for a three-year partnership.
Aviva has more than 29,000 employees in 16 markets across the UK and Europe, Canada and Asia. It aims to share its expertise in risk management and raise funds for the Red Cross throughout the partnership.
The partnership launched in February 2016 and had raised over £500,000 by spring 2017 to help communities prepare for and respond to disasters.
Maps and apps
Aviva employees across 12 countries have taken part in Missing Maps sessions, mapping over 126,000 buildings and 18,000 kilometres of road across Guinea, Malawi and Haiti.
As a partner of the Disaster Relief Alliance, Aviva have helped the Red Cross respond to crises around the world through the disaster fund. These include a cyclone in Bangladesh, food insecurity in Lesotho, epidemics in the Dominican Republic of Congo, Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and an earthquake in Italy.
In 2015 Aviva supported the launch of the British Red Cross emergency response app. The free app provides live alerts and advice if there is a risk of severe weather or other emergencies. By spring 2017 the app had been downloaded 56,000 times and sent 2.6 million alerts.