People with disabilities are disproportionately affected in emergencies and experience particularly high rates of mortality in these contexts. To mark International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013, CBM, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red …
This Movement Position focuses on articulating a Movement vision and proposed action on disability inclusion in order to address barriers to opportunity, access and participation faced by persons with disabilities, both physical and intellectual.
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Iran’s southern city of Khonj in Fars province, killing four people and injuring four others. Those killed were Afghan nationals, living in a house in Khonj.
Movement partners in Haiti had just been sensitized to the SMCC agenda and plan of action when disaster hit the whole south and west side of Haiti on October 4th 2016. It has meant changing the focus of the SMCC implementation from capacity building, development and preparedness, to immediate response as the scale of the emergency proved rapidly to overwhelm the authorities, disaster response agencies and humanitarian actors present in the country.
Half way into the implementation of Resolution 1 of the Council of Delegates 2015, we want to take a step back and ask ourselves critically whether the Strengthening Movement Coordination and Cooperation (SMCC) process is on track.