Movement partners in Haiti had just been sensitized to the SMCC agenda and plan of action when disaster hit the whole south and west side of Haiti on October 4th 2016. It has meant changing the focus of the SMCC implementation from capacity building, development and preparedness, to immediate response as the scale of the emergency proved rapidly to overwhelm the authorities, disaster response agencies and humanitarian actors present in the country.
Half way into the implementation of Resolution 1 of the Council of Delegates 2015, we want to take a step back and ask ourselves critically whether the Strengthening Movement Coordination and Cooperation (SMCC) process is on track.
On 4 December 2012, Typhoon Bopha (local name: Pablo) made landfall in Davao Oriental, located on the eastern coast of Mindanao Island, Philippines.
This comic book is a child-friendly tool to support school safety, to raise awareness and prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.
The Haiti Earthquake raised awareness of how technologies support disaster response and communication. The response in Haiti changed humanitarian communication. This creates enormous challenges, as well as opportunities, for the Red Cross Red Crescent.