This review looks at how these tools have been deployed, how effective they have been, and suggests some next steps for furthering their impact in the future, both in Haiti and around the world.
An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Iran’s southern city of Khonj in Fars province, killing four people and injuring four others. Those killed were Afghan nationals, living in a house in Khonj.
The Nepal Red Cross Society is helping survivors of the most recent earthquake recover with support for building new homes, restoring and improving health services and hygiene and helping people restore their livelihoods, as well as preparing for future disasters.
On Friday 6 January 2017, an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale hit Iran’s southern city of Khonj in Fars province, killing four people and injuring four others. Red Crescent assessment teams from Shiraz provincial branch immediately deployed to assess earthquake-stricken rural areas after getting the notice of the quake
The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society is on the ground in the two provinces worst affected by last Friday’s earthquake, distributing emergency aid and assessing people’s needs.
On International Volunteers Day, let’s commit to supporting the people who give so much of their time and energy to make their communities safer, stronger and more resilient.
Just five months after a visit in which he advocated strengthening community preparedness and resilience in Nepal, the IFRC President, Tadateru Konoé, has returned to Kathmandu.
Mr Tadateru Konoé, President of the IFRC and Japanese Red Cross Society, has made a two-day visit to Kumamoto yesterday. The prefecture was struck by a 6.5 magnitude earthquake on 14 April, followed by another 7.3 magnitude tremor on 16 April.
In times of emergency when people are living in fear and uncertainty, good communication between humanitarian organisations and affected communities is crucial. The public looks to organizations like the Red Cross as a reliable source of information and in the wake of the April 25 earthquake, the Nepal Red Cross Society has strengthened its use of traditional as well as social media to share information relating to the disaster with earthquake survivors.