We advocated for change and helped to shape the global humanitarian landscape.

We helped put local responders at the heart of the humanitarian agenda.

World Humanitarian Summit: Istanbul. 23-24 May 2016

We made sure volunteers and local communities were recognized as equal partners in a new Grand Bargain for stronger humanitarian response.

“The IFRC, with its National Societies, is the embodiment of local knowledge and grassroots engagement.”

Ground Truth Solutions – 31/05/2017

“All shocks, no matter how large, strike at the local level. And that is exactly where they must be addressed. That reminds us once more of the critical role of local action and local actors.”

Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General

Address to the World Humanitarian Summit High-Level Roundtable on Disasters and Climate Change –24/05/2016

“All shocks, no matter how large, strike at the local level. And that is exactly where they must be addressed. That reminds us once more of the critical role of local action and local actors.”

Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary General – Address to the World Humanitarian Summit High-Level Roundtable on Disasters and Climate Change -24/05/2016

We applied new scientific knowledge about climate change for earlier warnings of disasters.

16 million people

received early warning information in the Bengawan Solo River Basin, Indonesia.

We assisted governments to be better prepared for disasters and sudden onset crises.

Five new disaster laws and regulations

adopted around the world to increase community resilience and preparedness.

We engaged new audiences in the work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent network.

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We doubled our number of Twitter followers

20%

increase in audience engagement on Facebook

Global collaboration

We worked with National Societies to spread the word on humanitarian challenges around the world

Twitter

We doubled our number of Twitter followers

Facebook

We increased Facebook engagement by 20%

Global collaboration

We worked with National Societies to spread the word on humanitarian challenges around the world.

We promoted youth leadership.

2,000 peer educators from 128 National Societies 

trained through our Youth as Agents of Behavioural Change programmes

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