Malaria is a devastating global public health problem accounting for 300 to 500 million cases per year resulting in well over 1,000,000 deaths. Ninety per cent (90%) of the malaria mortality occurs in sub-Saharan Africa, and almost all the deaths are children under five years of age.
The National Societies and their International Federation are accountable to their stakeholders and each other for maintaining the standards and quality of their services as well as the effective and efficient use of resources and for taking action to address any shortcomings.
Practical experience of the National Societies, supported by research, provides strong evidence that relief should take into account the long-term implications of emergency assistance on rehabilitation, recovery and development.
What objectives will effective humanitarian diplomacy achieve? More frequent consideration by decision makers and opinion leaders of the interests of vulnerable people; Greater access to and influence with decision makers; Greater humanitarian access a …
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (International Federation) has a long tradition of working in the area of health and care. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have been supporting individual HIV/AIDS projects since the mid-1980s.
National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and their International Federation, as the most significant humanitarian actor in the health and social welfare sector, contribute throughout the world to alleviating suffering of the most vulnerable people, both during a disaster and at other times.
The rationale for integrating a gender perspective in the activities of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies lies in the Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian mandate – to prevent and alleviate human suffering without discrimination. Gender equality ensures that there is no sex-based discrimination in the allocation of resources or benefits, or in access to services.
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is proud of the high regard in which it is held by both the recipients of its services and its supporters. This policy, and associated ‘Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Red Cross and Red Crescent Fundraisers’ is intended to provide fund-raisers of the International Movement with principles and guidelines for raising money from all sources.
In recognition of the right to food *, and the increased vulnerability of households to food insecurity as a result of disasters, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is involved in food security programming to improve the availability, access to and utilisation of food.
Today Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are the major first aid provider in the world.1 This started at Solferino when first aid was given to the wounded soldiers, the sick and injured without discrimination.