Country: Asia Pacific

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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ASEAN Disaster Law Mapping Launch: “Implementing AADMER: A Regional Stocktake”

South East Asia – a region that is no stranger to natural hazards – provides examples of some of the most comprehensive laws, policies and practices to both reduce risk from and respond to hazards. Not only are there positive examples at the national level but the region also boasts one of the only binding regional disaster risk management agreements, in the form of the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER). This agreement provides a regional framework for cooperation, coordination, technical assistance, and resource mobilisation in all aspects of disaster management in South East Asia. Effective...

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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.