Country: China

Sichuan Earthquake: Lessons Learned We Owe to Loved Ones Lost

Beyond all the challenges and hard work of disaster response lies learning lessons to keep people safer in future.

Ten years after the massive 8.0 earthquake in Sichuan province in western China, collapsed buildings and rubble are protected in the ancient town of Anren in Dayi county. Together, they frame a sculpture of a huge jagged clock face inscribed with the date and time of the disaster that struck the province on 12 May 2008. The Wenchuan earthquake that killed more than 87,000 people and left 5 million homeless, destroyed all in its path.

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IFRC releases emergency funds to fight influenza in DPRK

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has released 303,779 Swiss francs from its Disaster Response Emergency Fund to support the Red Cross of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) fight an outbreak of influenza A (H1N1).

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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.