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Geneva, 29 May 2017 – Sri Lanka is in the grip of its worst flooding in 14 years. According to the government, more than 160 people have been killed and 470,000 have been affected. Persistent and heavy rains have triggered widespread flooding and lands …
With the needs of communities affected by disasters rapidly outpacing resources available to respond to them, Red Cross and Red Crescent leaders are calling for a “new approach” to humanitarian action – one that strengthens resilience and builds a foundation of strong local actors.
A volunteer with the Afghan Red Crescent Society was killed earlier this week while taking part in an immunization project in the eastern province of Kunar.
May 4 – 2017. Kuala Lumpur – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is concerned by the humanitarian threat posed by Cyclone Donna, a Category 3 tropical storm, which is expected to make landfall in the north of Vanuatu this evening.
More heavy rains are expected in the Dominican Republic over the next couple of weeks, prompting the state-run Emergency Operations Centre (COE) to declare an emergency alert for 25 provinces.
On April 25-27, technical specialists from the Americas Zika Response Team at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and a representative from the Save the Children regional office visited the Nicaraguan Red Cross headquarters and branches to work with the with local teams on planning, evaluation and implementation of Zika prevention actions.
One year after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck coastal Ecuador, the Ecuadorian Red Cross (ERC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have supported thousands of families to recover and rebuild their lives.
An outbreak of cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) in Somaliland has killed 28 people in the last ten days and hospitalized a further 167 people.
Today, leaders of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) gather in Abidjan for the organization’s 9th Africa Regional Conference.
The epidemic will have a long-term impact, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, and could contribute to widening inequalities in the region.