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Reach Deployments

Reach Every Human


What is Reach?

Throughout the year, our Reachers travel overseas to gain an in-depth, on-the-ground understanding of what it takes to deliver aid amidst humanitarian crises. You’ll learn transferable skills such as fundraising, communication, and how to be both a team-player and a great leader. You’ll develop grit, resolve, resilience, and compassion, while gaining an insight into how NGOs work. One thing’s for sure, a Reach Deployment can change your life forever.

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Why Reach?

The minute you sign up to Reach, you become known as a ‘Reacher’ who is part of the Human Appeal family. We’ll support you every step of the way, from helping unlock your fundraising potential to developing your leadership skills. Expect one-to-one fundraising guidance, regular online meetings and coaching, leadership training seminars, and life-changing overseas missions. If you want to serve humanity on a global scale and raise vital funds, your journey starts here.

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Reach Every Human

Karibu Kenya

Deployment dates 2024

Lebanon – 8th – 13th January 2024

Lebanon – 14th – 19th January 2024

Lebanon – 4th – 9th March 2024

Lebanon – 26th – 1st April 2024

Lebanon – 2nd – 8th April 2024

Lebanon – 6th – 12th May 2024

Lebanon – 13th – 18th May 2024

Kenya – 1st – 8th June 2024

Kenya – 8th – 15th June 2024

Gambia – 1st – 6th July 2024

Lebanon – 5th – 11th August 2024

Lebanon – 12th – 18th August 2024

Lebanon – 2nd – 8th September 2024

Kenya – 7th – 14th October 2024

Kenya – 14th – 21st October 2024

Pakistan – 4th – 13th November 2024

Lebanon – 2nd – 7th December 2024

Lebanon – 8th – 13th December 2024

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The deployment journey has 3 important steps

After signing up and deciding upon the country you want to visit, the first step of your journey will be fundraising. Each country has its own fundraising target – please see below. Remember, you have as much time as you need to raise funds. Plus, what’s so unique about a Reach Deployment is that we don’t ask for a registration fee.


Whether conflict or climate-related, humanitarian crises zones face the same challenges: a deteriorating infrastructure and lack of access to food, safe water, healthcare, sanitation facilities and shelter. Before you travel, you will receive a full briefing on the humanitarian situation. We’ll cover information such as what to pack, itinerary and flight information, and provide mandatory safeguarding training to protect our beneficiaries. We’ll also answer any questions you may have.


This once-in-a-lifetime experience allows you to spend time with the people we support and see, first-hand, the real, tangible difference that humanitarian aid delivery can make, and understand the challenges faced by those living in harsh conditions.

What our Reachers say

Hear from our reachers

“One of the best experiences of my life. The deployment opened my eyes to the lives of our Syrian and Palestinian brothers and sisters and the struggles they face. I’ll never forget the stories I heard and the tents we visited. The experience made me truly grateful for the life I have and has inspired me to continue charity work and deployments. It was a pleasure to play a small part in helping our brothers and sisters.”

Annam Ahmed, Online Content Creator & Vlogger

“I’ve been on two deployments to Lebanon to help distribute aid to our Syrian, Palestinian, and Lebanese brother and sisters, which included food parcels, Eid gifts and more. Initially, I felt sadness when I met our brothers and sisters in Lebanon, but I’m overwhelmed with gratitude and so blessed Allah chose me to do his work. I can honestly say it’s saved me as a person. It’s allowed me to become the person I am today.”

Haneefa Begum, Reach Captain

“There’s something so beautiful about the individuals that join a deployment. They are souls that are alive and awake. It’s almost as if we had met before. To know that every person on the deployment was handpicked by Allah (swt) gives me goose bumps. We had people of all ages, races, religions and from different walks of life who connected for one common goal.”

Osma Younis, Finance Consultant (ACA)

“I never thought I would have the good fortune to experience something like this. After coming back from my first deployment, I feel an overwhelming sense of responsibility - to be and do better for our brothers and sisters. No matter what your background is, I encourage everyone to go on a deployment. My biggest lesson is that we have been put on this earth to be a servant, to provide our service to our people. May we never forget it.”

Prasangsha Gurung, Financial Analyst

“It was a life changing experience! I was incredibly nervous as I hadn’t been on a trip like this before. Khalil, Zainab, and the team were very supportive, we had regular safety briefings as well as informative question and answer sessions, which was great as it helped to ease nerves. The collective experience of is great and I felt in safe hands the whole trip. It was amazing to witness firsthand where the aid is going and how it helps so many people.

Ambreen Chunara, Account Manager

“An eye opening and humbling experience. Truly, no words, no pictures, no videos can describe my journey. From interacting with the children and families, to handing out food parcels and hygiene kits, to cooking and handing out hot meals to our brothers and sisters in the camps. I am honoured to have experienced such an eye-opening journey which allowed me to become so much more humble, grateful, and empathetic.”

Imad Ismail, Student

“This journey has genuinely been life changing. It’s changed my perspective on a lot of things, especially in my own life, and what I need to change. I went with the intention to help our brothers and sisters who live in the refugee camps. However, it soon dawned upon me that I’m the one that needed this. I needed to see how we take the smallest things for granted. Running water, electricity, just being able to live a normal life.”

Adam Umarji, Youth Engagement Manager

See our Reachers in action


  • What are the benefits of the Reach programme?

    Reach is a leadership programme aimed at creating humanitarian leaders who focus their energy and passion into raising funds and making a difference, while developing key skills including:

    • Leadership • Communication • Fundraising • Humanitarian field knowledge

  • What should I expect when in the field?

    A typical day in the field may include travelling in the morning by coach to a location 60 minutes away from the accommodation and visiting different camps throughout the day. It can be tough and takes a great amount of resilience.

    You’ll meet many people on the trip who are all working together to serve our brothers and sisters. Whether distributing bread in Lebanon, food parcels in Kenya, or building wells in Pakistan, every day and every deployment is different

  • What training do I get?

    Before you are deployed overseas you will be fully equipped with everything you need to undertake a safe and successful deployment. This includes training in fundraising, safety, child protection and safeguarding, as well as media and leadership training.

  • Who can take part?

    If you are over 18 and can raise the minimum fundraising target, you may join our deployments. You can still support our fundraising activities until you are 18 years old when you’ll then be eligible to go on a deployment.

  • What should I bring?

    The kit you need will depend on the location. You will be briefed fully on everything you need to pack for your deployment.

  • What are the accommodation arrangements?

    You will stay in a good standard of hotel accommodation within driving distance of the camps where we distribute aid.

  • Do I need a visa?

    You will need a visa to enter Kenya, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.

  • What will my fundraising money be used for?

    The money you raise for your deployment will be used to support the projects we run in the country you are visiting.

  • Do I need to take any spending money?

    We recommend taking no more than £50 in cash for spending money.

  • Do I have to pay for my flights?

    No, you will not have to use your own money to pay for your flight.

  • What does a typical deployment look like?

    • Day 1 – fly out to location

      • Day 2 – full briefing and packing of aid parcels

      • Day 3 – in the field

      • Day 4 – in the field

      • Day 5 – in the field

      • Day 6 – return flight home

  • Are deployments safe?

    As with any travel there are risks, however we have put measures in place to minimise those risks. From training so you know how to respond to different scenarios in the field to our skilled and experienced Reach deployment leaders and field workers. Should there be any risks to your safety you would be removed from the field.

  • Do I need travel insurance?

    Yes, to include health insurance.

  • Can I bring children with me?

    No, our deployments are not suitable for children.

  • What clothes do I need to bring?

    The clothes you need will depend on the location and time of year that you travel. You will be provided with a full briefing on which clothing you should pack before you are deployed.

  • What support will I get when dealing with sensitive issues in the field?

    We will have ‘Reach Reflections’ every evening for people to discuss their experiences. If any serious issues arise, we will refer you to our local UK Human Appeal teams.

Are you ready to reach out and serve humanity? Reach every human now!

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