Country: Americas

IFRC signs new MoU with CEPREDENAC and the CAN

By Mercedes Aguerre   In 2017, the IFRC’s Americas Regional Office signed two important Memorandums of Understanding that aim to promote the reduction of the effects of disasters caused by natural or human events and to strengthen disaster risk management systems in the region. The first one was signed in November 2017 with the Andean Community (CAN) which members are Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. The second one was signed in December 2017 with the Coordination Centre for Natural Disasters Prevention in Central America (CEPREDENAC), regional organization which members are Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama....

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Toward the North American Humanitarian Response Summit

The American Red Cross launched the North American Humanitarian Response Summit Project (the “NAHRS Project”) in September 2017 to improve the effectiveness of cross-border response to a potential catastrophic disaster in North America.

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North American Humanitarian Response Summit Project Multinational Legal and Policy Preparedness Scan

This Policy Scan was conducted as part of the North American Humanitarian Response Summit (NAHRS) project to assist in identifying those policy issues most of relevance to this process. Recommendations to support the NAHRS project are provided based on all of the available data, related findings and analysis. All combined, the Synthesis Report and Policy Scan are intended to serve as the underpinning documentation and research needed to initiate the...

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About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.