Country: Asia Pacific

Monthly help for women from Rakhine

Forty-five thousand women and girls will receive dignity kits. In addition to feminine hygiene items, the kits come with two scarves, a long dress, underwear, sandals and a solar torch. The clothes cover arms and legs, allowing women and girls to venture out into public spaces in the camps. The flashlight will help them move about at night, including to latrines.

Read More

9th World Urban Forum takes center stage in Kuala Lumpur

The ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) on 11 February 2018 heard a call from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement for greater accountability after disasters that may leave survivors bereaved and struggling to find shelter, food and water.

Read More

Hidden Aftershocks

This ‘Hidden Aftershocks’ report is based on findings of an assessment of mental health and psychosocial issues conducted 18-24 months after the 2015 Nepal earthquake.

Read More

Nightmare for Beauty in Bangladesh as Jamuna river overflows

Beauty Khatun, 35, was living a peaceful life with her farmer husband and three children in one of the most remote areas of Bhandarbari, Bangladesh, when a flood changed everything. One night, while Beauty and her family were fast asleep, the Jamuna River, located several hundred meters from her home overflowed and swept through their entire village.

Read More

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.