Thousands of lives in the Union of Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles remain at risk due to the region’s increasing vulnerability to natural disasters, including cyclones, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. This, combined with the fact that global humanitarian funding is dwindling, is further evidence of the need to invest in preparedness and in local humanitarian capacity.
A massive consignment of Red Cross aid arrived in Cuba over the weekend, bringing much needed support to thousands of people who lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Irma.
A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to the Caribbean island of Dominica as reports from the ground indicate widespread damage in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Panama/Geneva, 20 September 2017 – Dozens of Mexican Red Cross teams have been working into the night, searching for survivors, ferrying injured to medical centres and providing on the spot first aid following yesterday’s deadly earthquake. The magnitu …
The Red Cross is once again at high alert as Hurricane Maria threatens to bring new misery to the eastern Caribbean.
International aid agencies are struggling to meet the basic needs of people flowing into Bangladesh from Myanmar. “This is desperate. It’s one of the biggest man-made crises and mass movements of people in the region for decades,” said Martin Faller, Deputy Regional Director, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Hurricane Irma has lashed the north-east of Cuba with strong winds and heavy rains, and threatening coastal areas with massive storm surges. It is expected to make landfall in the US state of Florida on Sunday (10 September).
The strongest Atlantic hurricane in more than a decade may have already battered an estimated 1.2 million people and poses a serious threat to millions more. At least 10 people are believed to have been killed.
Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 7 September 2017 — Bangladesh Red Crescent Society is urgently scaling up efforts to provide water, food and other aid to displaced people who have recently crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from Rakhine state, Myanmar. The Bang …
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing for a major humanitarian response as Hurricane Irma barrels towards the Caribbean.
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