This study reviews experiences with the regulation and management of international emergency medical teams in 14 major disaster operations from 2003-2015 in countries around the world. It was prepared collaboratively by the IFRC and WHO.
This publication presents examples of community engagement and accountability initiatives being implemented by the Movement in both emergency and longer-term contexts. Our work in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East stands testament to how community engagement and accountability is not only enabling us to better respond to the needs of the communities we serve but also in reducing their vulnerability and in building safer, more resilient communities.
An outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague has killed 57 people and infected nearly 700 others in Madagascar. The Malagasy Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) are responding.
The Colombian Red Cross and IFRC team screened an animated video and held a conversation with the community on Zika prevention and awareness.
The consumption of water and the generation of human waste are such commonplace aspects of human life that planning for the appropriate use or removal of them is often overlooked.
Addressing the psychological needs of populations affected by crises has become a prominent concern in international humanitarian assistance. The need for this approach is supported by research findings, that people closest to disasters are more at risk for physical and psychological disorders, harmed mental functioning, and antisocial behaviour.
Blood safety is a critical underpinning for safe blood transfusion and health systems. People in all countries have a right to expect that the blood and blood products supplied to them are gathered, produced and provided in a safe and sustainable way that supports their communities and their health systems.
Malaria is a devastating global public health problem accounting for 300 to 500 million cases per year resulting in well over 1,000,000 deaths. Ninety per cent (90%) of the malaria mortality occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, and almost all the deaths are children under five years of age.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) has a long tradition of working in the area of health and care. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have been supporting individual HIV/AIDS projects since the mid-1980s.
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and their International Federation, as the most significant humanitarian actor in the health and social welfare sector, contribute throughout the world to alleviating suffering of the most vulnerable people, both during a disaster and at other times.