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.