Country: Asia Pacific

Communicating with beneficiaries: a two-way dialogue

40 year old Shamshad cannot read or write. She does not understand the official national language of Pakistan, and speaks only in her local tongue of Sindhi. She and her husband Nasrullah earn 6,000 rupees a month (59 Swiss francs), cultivating grains and rearing livestock.

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In pictures: Mongolia dzud response

Families in Mongolia are facing the devastation of losing their livestock following another hard dzud. The Mongolian Red Cross is responding with support through food packages and other non-food items. Pictures by Benjamin Suomela and Mirva Helenius.

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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.