Resilient communities are generally thought to be knowledgeable and connected.
In April 2012, an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale struck near the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggering an Indian Ocean-wide tsunami alert. Within hours, the earthquake was followed by an after-shock of 8.2 magnitude, causing widespread panic amongst communities in the region of Aceh and the greater Pacific Rim.
When the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent first discussed climate change in 1999, few were convinced that humanitarian organizations really needed to worry about it. In those days people considered it an environmental issue; at most a potential risk for the distant future, a scientific debate.
In order to work towards the aim of the Strategic Plan 2020 to integrate CEA into all work of the Myanmar Red Cross, in 2016 a set of CEA Minimum Standards were developed, in cooperation with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
This guide is written for National Society staff involved in delivering programmes and operations, as well as the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff who support them.