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IPE Focus 2019

IPE Focus 2019 It is 2019 and the Inclusion, Protection and Engagement (IPE) Unit is re-focusing on engaging better with national societies and our constituents. For many of us, 2019 started as 2018 ended, responding to crises...

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In Pictures: Emergency hospital in Cox’s Bazar transitions to primary healthcare center

Most people working in the camps in Cox’s Bazar call it the “rubber garden”.

For displaced communities living there, the “rubber garden”, or Red Cross Red Crescent emergency field hospital is where they seek medical aid, have their wounds treated, and where their babies are delivered. Since 16 October 2017, the hospital has seen over 52,000 patients, admitted over 1,900, performed an estimated 2,700 surgeries and delivered over 600 babies. The hospital is run by a bevy of doctors, nurses, translators and general workers from various nationalities, all focused on delivering life-saving support and helping to treat ailments and mend wounds.

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Early detection, early action: preventing DRC’s Ebola outbreak from spreading into nearby Uganda

Communities living along the porous borders of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain at high risk of the spread of Ebola. Thousands cross each day to sell and buy goods, tend to their farm and visit family and friends. With the epicenter of DRC’s largest Ebola outbreak only 100 kilometers away from the Ugandan border, it is crucial to contain and stop the virus from spreading.

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