Country: Asia Pacific

Launch of Nepal Case Study Effective Law and Policy on Gender Equality and Protection from SGBV in Disasters

The Nepal Red Cross and the IFRC have committed to take action to respond to and prevent Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) in times of disasters, as well as advocate for more inclusive disaster management approaches in law, policy and practice. As part of this, they partnered with the Forum for Women and Law Development in Nepal to deepen the analysis and connections between disaster law and policy, gender equality and SGBV in times of disaster.

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ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping launched in Jakarta

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) officially launched a new report on “ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping – Implementing AADMER: A Regional Stock-take” on 2 May 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Red Cross Red Crescent calls for better support to displaced population

This week, representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including nineteen National Societies, have joined senior-level government delegations and experts at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR 2018) to exchange experience and chart the way forward to build resilience and reduce disaster risk across the Asia region.

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Thousands affected by ongoing drought in Afghanistan

When the rain stopped falling earlier in the year, many people like Ab. Karim from the province of Badghis knew that trouble was coming. In the north western province of Afghanistan, the reduced snowfall and scarce rains meant only one thing – Drought. 

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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.