The guide aims to enhance knowledge and capacity of the volunteers regarding communication with community in implementing disaster emergency response and recovery activities.
The purpose of this policy is to guide volunteering in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
About 92 million blood donations are collected worldwide each year. Almost half of these are collected in high-income countries, home to 15 per cent of the world’s population. Although the number of countries collecting all their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors increased by more than 50 per cent between 2002 and 2008, equitable access to safe blood still does not exist for many of those who need it. There are chronic shortages of safe blood and blood products in many countries, so blood transfusion is not available for many of the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Youth Network is a dynamic interconnected support system. It provides a platform for youth to interact, meet and remain in communication for mutual understanding, service to humanity and capacity building. This system facilitates the sharing of experience and consequently peer support amongst youth in National Societies.
Navigating the muddy paths and hills of the Kutupalong settlement is a daily activity for 25 year old Bangladesh Red Crescent volunteer, Tamjid Hossen Naim. He and a group of two dozen other youth volunteers provide psychosocial support to newly arriving People from Rakhine State in northern Myanmar.
The Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV) Pacific Toolkit is for Red Cross Societies in the Pacific to prepare volunteers for their roles in preparation and response to epidemics and disease outbreaks.
Our volunteers are the driving force behind our humanitarian work and the most valuable asset that National Societies have. Millions of people around the world unite efforts around the Red Cross to prevent and ease human suffering. Each member of this volunteer force is a fundamental piece in our organization.
Two page flyer highlighting the volunteer commitments of the Florence Call for Action
Poster highlighting the volunteering commitments of the Florence Call for Action.
Children born in poor families are often unable to enjoy the basic rights they are supposed to enjoy. Many of these children are forced to work as child labourers due to lack of food, shelter, clothing etc.