The Swedish Red Cross (Swedish: Svenska Röda Korset) is a Swedish humanitarian organization and a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Founded in 1865, its purpose is to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever and whenever it occurs, voluntarily and without discrimination. Within Sweden, it operates more than 1,000 local branches, which are run by local committees. (source: Wikipedia)

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n the second half of July last year, heavy monsoon rains across Bangladesh, India and Nepal caused disastrous floods that affected the lives of millions of people. In Bangladesh alone, more than 28 districts faced extensive flooding.  More than 7.6 million people lost their houses, farmlands, sources of income, access to clean water, and were exposed to the threat of water-borne diseases. Almost six months after the floods, many people, like Rozina Akter, are still in need of humanitarian assistance.

16 January 2020

The Mongolian disaster and climate legal landscape has taken big steps in the last decade, including revision of Disaster protection law and establishment of disaster risk reduction councils nationwide. The 2017 Disaster protection law and implementing …

15 January 2020

A warm smile, calm voice, kind words and a lot of laughter. Raoa’a Abo Alaban, 24, a community volunteer of Jordan Red Crescent is visiting Sadel, 10, in her family’s home. The two are happily chatting about friends, favorite school subjects and future …

10 January 2020

In the courtyard of a health centre in Managua, Nicaragua, a mother and daughter share a supportive smile. Their expressions convey joy and confidence.

7 January 2020

Volunteers and staff from Palang Merah Indonesia are continuing to support flood-affected communities as the country braces for further heavy rains and storms forecast in the coming days and weeks. Flash floods, flooding and landslides have killed 67 p …

7 January 2020

Indonesia has been hit by widespread flooding after days of its most intense rainfall since records began, prompting the evacuation of more than 31,200 people from Jakarta alone Flash flooding and landslides have reportedly killed 16 people, injured 10 …

2 January 2020

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