Nurjahan, together with her children, 10-year-old Mohammod Yunus (left), nine-year-old Norjuna and eight-year-old Mohammod Shofiq, live in a mega camp where hundreds of thousands of people face rain, strong winds, landslides, and flooding. Two years ago, they walked for 15 days before crossing the Naf River by boat to find safety in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.Read More
Category: Asia Pacific
Extremely heavy rains in mid-July caused severe flooding in the Indian states of Assam and Bihar. The floods affected more than 14 million people, displaced over a million and destroyed a vast amount of farmland. Whole houses were submerged and entire villages were cut off.Read More
The auxiliary role is one of the defining characteristics of National Red Cross and Red Crescent...Read More
Bangladesh: How Forecast-based Financing supported objective decision-making in advance of Cyclone Fani
When a National Red Cross or Red Crescent Society receives a forecast of an imminent extreme...Read More
Shamsia Atayee, 35, is five months pregnant but hardly shows it. When she’s congratulated on her pregnancy, she forces a polite smile and says ‘’Thank you’’ in a low tone.Read More
Khumari Aimaq, 18, is wistful when she remembers her early life in Charmgar village in Afghanistan’s Baghlan province.
“For years, my father was a successful business man. He was a farmer, and he ran a business that sold milk and milk products. Our family also owned a flour milling machine, which was a sustainable business, seeing us into school and a comfortable home full of love and protection,’’ said Khumari.
Last year, Marietta Laneslao celebrated 20 years as a Philippine Red Cross volunteer. Along the way she has also recruited plenty of people starting with her own family: her husband, children, nieces, nephews… altogether she has organized new volunteers for 18 barangays or communities.Read More
The boy he can’t forget – Red Crescent photographer shares stories from drought and flood-hit Afghanistan
Afghan Red Crescent Society disaster management officer, Meer Abdullah, has seen first-hand how severe floods are affecting communities in Afghanistan. In March, heavy rains and snow across 16 provinces brought flash floods that killed 63 people and affected at least 281,000 people across nine provinces. Many people were forced to leave their homes as the floods destroyed their houses, leaving them struggling with food, water and healthcare. Among the sea of displaced people are vulnerable groups – women, the young, the old, and people with disabilities.Read More
You know about academics and practitioners, but have you heard of the word “pracademics”? This was...Read More
For the past several weeks, the Philippine Red Cross emergency healthcare unit in the Philippines have been tending to the youngest of patients, children and babies coughing with fever, and whose bodies and faces are covered in red rashes. In early February, the local authorities declared a measles outbreak and since then 355 people have died, most of them children under 5 years of age.Read More