Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 9/24/12  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Gerald Anderson

Wrong Gerald Anderson?
Phone: (864) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: g***@***.org
Local Address: Kosovo, Azerbaijan
The Red Cross
1346 Bypass 72 NE
Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

47 Total References
Web References
CHC - Advisory Board
ww.hungercenter.org, 9 July 2011 [cached]
Gerald Anderson Senior Director, Tsunami Recovery Program American Red Cross
Slayings Reveal Inherent Dangers Facing Red Cross Workers
www.americanredcross.org, 18 Aug 2001 [cached]
Although the motives for killing a humanitarian worker may seem incomprehensible, the reason for the violence is actually quite simple, according to Gerald Anderson, who is in charge of global safety and security for the American Red Cross."It all comes down to diminished respect for the Red Cross emblem.We used to have a level of protection because no one targeted the Red Cross.Now we are being lumped together with other aid agencies - and the U.N. - some of which are viewed to have a political or religious agenda," Anderson said.
Trouble spots, such as Ethiopia, pose grave dangers to relief workers.
In response to increasing security concerns, the American Red Cross recently hired Anderson to address security issues."It's an unpredictable world and there are inherent dangers," Anderson said."What we do is not normal 9 to 5 work, so we have to do as much as possible to make sure our delegates are safe."
Anderson is working with Red Cross delegates abroad to create security plans, which addresses everything from how to map evacuation routes to how to approach a military checkpoint.The American Red Cross also is gearing up its security training for international workers with classes that also address these issues.
The ICRC – the lead Red Cross organization in disseminating information about International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions as well as bringing aid to victims of war - strives to communicate the idea that the Red Cross is an impartial symbol."You have to be neutral.You can't take sides or you put yourself in danger," Christen said.
...
The American Red Cross has a particularly hard time with distrust among warring factions, especially when the United States military has entered the conflict, Anderson said.In some areas, such as the Balkans or Sudan where many people distrust the West, American Red Cross workers have not used equipment or worn clothing marked by the American Red Cross logo.Instead, they use the ICRC logo, which does not associate them with the United States.
"That's the strength of the Red Cross Movement.You can identify with the entire International Movement, which gives you better protection," said Anderson, who has worked as a Red Cross delegate in Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia and Albania.
Violence Against Relief Workers on Rise
Besides those who work for the Red Cross, other relief workers face similar dangers.Humanitarian organizations agree that the threats to their workers have increased in recent years as they venture into more remote areas and as wars become more barbaric and involve more parties.With every act of violence against any humanitarian worker, it becomes more apparent that relief workers are never immune from the violence surrounding their work.In the past few years, hundreds of relief workers have been victims, many of them losing their lives.
Slayings Reveal Inherent Dangers Facing Red Cross Workers
www.disasterrelief.org, 3 May 2001 [cached]
Although the motives for killing a humanitarian worker may seem incomprehensible, the reason for the violence is actually quite simple, according to Gerald Anderson, who is in charge of global safety and security for the American Red Cross."It all comes down to diminished respect for the Red Cross emblem.We used to have a level of protection because no one targeted the Red Cross.Now we are being lumped together with the U.N. and other aid agencies, some of which are viewed to have a political or religious agenda," Anderson said. Famine VictimsTrouble spots, such as Ethiopia, pose grave dangers to relief workers.
In response to increasing security concerns, the American Red Cross recently hired Anderson to address security issues."It's an unpredictable world and there are inherent dangers," Anderson said."What we do is not normal 9 to 5 work, so we have to do as much as possible to make sure our delegates are safe."
Anderson is working with Red Cross delegates abroad to create security plans, which addresses everything from how to map evacuation routes to how to approach a military checkpoint.
...
The American Red Cross has a particularly hard time with distrust among warring factions, especially when the United States military has entered the conflict, Anderson said.In some areas, such as the Balkans or Sudan where many people distrust the West, American Red Cross workers have not used equipment or worn clothing marked by the American Red Cross logo.Instead, they use the ICRC logo, which does not associate them with the United States.
"That's the strength of the Red Cross Movement.You can identify with the entire International Movement, which gives you better protection," said Anderson, who has worked as a Red Cross delegate in Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Macedonia and Albania.
WWF - The American Red Cross and World Wildlife Fund launch green recovery and reconstruction toolkit for disaster recovery -
www.worldwildlife.org, 19 Nov 2010 [cached]
"Although disasters often wreak havoc on communities, the rebuilding effort that follows can provide an important opportunity to build back better," said Gerald Anderson, Senior Director of the Tsunami Recovery Program at the American Red Cross.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS PRESENTS FIVE YEARS AFTER THE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI: HOPE RESTORED. LESSONS LEARNED. | ARC Seattle
www.seattleredcross.org, 3 Nov 2009 [cached]
Gerald Anderson, senior director, American Red Cross Tsunami Recovery Program, and Syarifah Marlina Al Mazhir, deputy head of programs in Indonesia, American Red Cross, will speak about the Tsunami Recovery Program and share personal stories of survivors. A photo exhibit will be displayed.
Other People with the name "Anderson":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.