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World Water Day 2017

See how the Red Cross and Red Crescent links safe water and disease prevention across the world.

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Volunteers from Maldivian Red Crescent provide information about H1N1 or influenza virus to a migrant worker on a boat docked in Male harbour. Infections from the virus is normally higher during certain times of the year and is known as seasonal influenza.

Maldivian Red Crescent mobilizes country-wide awareness campaign to combat severe influenza outbreak

The Maldivian Red Crescent has been at the forefront of efforts to curb an outbreak of Acute Respiratory Infections, including cases of the H1N1 influenza virus infection, known colloquially as ‘swine flu’, which has claimed three lives in the country in 2017.

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In Dilla, Ikran Mohamed, 19, is taking care of his sheep. Out of the 200 he had, more than 100 have already died of hunger and thirst.Nearly 3 million people are facing crisis and emergency levels of food insecurity, and famine is imminent.A combination of pervasive insecurity, combined with recurrent drought and chronic underdevelopment has left millions of people in Somalia in need of urgent and sustained humanitarian assistance.Somali Red Crescent Society is present throughout the country, supporting communities to respond to the many and growing challenges they are facing.

Hunger in East and Central Africa

Several countries in East and Central Africa are facing a severe food crisis. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding, building on its access to the most vulnerable and hardest-to-reach communities.

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Fraud and Corruption Prevention Conference in Geneva

Fraud and Corruption Prevention Conference in Geneva

A recent conference in Geneva, Switzerland on fraud and corruption prevention within the humanitarian sector was intended to reflect on the problems and damage that can be caused when aid fails to reach its intended recipients.

Protect humanity

Stop indifference

This year thousands will attempt to cross the Mediterranean. Not every person who sets out will make it across safely. For every life lost, there is a story untold.

Humanity | Neutrality | Impartiality | Independence | Voluntary Service | Unity | Universality

For over 50 years, the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has been guided in all its work by seven Fundamental Principles. They affect every aspect of our work.

Find out how your National Society works, the services it offers and how many volunteers it inspires.

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More than 17 million Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers play an essential role in supporting their communities.

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Learning | Education | Training (LET) is a learning environment that provides lifelong learning for Red Cross Red Crescent staff and volunteers.
It offers academic online courses that are accredited with leading universities and a fast-growing number of self-directed online courses that are open to all.

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