Getting families back on track after Philippine’s Tropical Storm Tembin

Rita Balaguna, 48, was preparing breakfast for her family when the deadly Tropical Storm Tembin struck her hometown in Halapitan Barangay, municipality of San Fernando, Bukidnon province, a few days before Christmas Day in 2017.

Ebola: safe and dignified burials key to stopping the disease in DRC

By Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC On a sunny morning in Democratic Republic of the Congo's Loondo village in June 2018, a team of eight Red Cross volunteers arrived to perform a safe and dignified burial (SDB), following an alert received the previous day. The atmosphere...

Mauritania: Urgent action needed as food insecurity grips communities

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC Mingui is dry. On the long road leading to this village in Magta Lajar, in Mauritania, pastures for livestock have vanished and there is no body of water to be seen. The landscape consists of thorny trees and never-ending sand dunes....

Annual Report

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In 2016, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies was once again at the forefront of humanitarian action around the world. Find out more about our work.

Working alongside National Societies  |  A decisive humanitarian voice  |  On the frontline of humanitarian events  | A strong IFRC

Fighting famine in East and Central Africa

Millions of people in East and Central Africa are facing a severe food crisis. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is responding to bring life-saving support to the most vulnerable and hard-to-reach communities.

Coming events: World Blood Donor Day – 14 June. World Refugee Day – 20 June.

Our impact

160.7 million

people reached with long-term services and development programmes

110 million

people reached with disaster response and early recovery programmes

4.5 million

people reached with emergency response or temporary shelter

9.1 million

people reached with vital food support in the last year

About the IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.

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