On 20 and 21 June 2018, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Regional Offices for the Asia Pacific and for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), in partnership with the Australian Red Cross, Qatar Red Crescent and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) co-facilitated the Red Cross Red Crescent Conference on Labour Migration in Bangkok, Thailand. This report highlights the discussions and outcomes of the conference.
The IFRC’s Minimum standards for protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) in emergencies is now its second edition. This edition is the result of three years of testing, revision and feedback from protection, gender and inclusion (PGI) and sectoral specialists, based on use in the field by Red Cross and Red Crescent staff and volunteers in many different humanitarian operations. In addition to new chapters (such as cash-based interventions), there is a stronger focus on sexual and gender-based violence and disability inclusion. This edition will be complemented by an expanded toolkit (under development) with practical resources to support the use of the standards in all operations.
Despite numerous humanitarian challenges in 2017 in Africa, there were also a number of heart-warming accomplishments. A case in point, was when a local response of Red Crescent teams—and other partners—curbed Somalia’s cholera outbreak through the pow …
During the 12 month reporting period, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Disaster Law Programme (DLP) continued its work promoting legal preparedness for disasters.