Theme: Economic crisis
Geneva/Caracas, 7 February 2019: The President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Francesco Rocca, will be in Venezuela between 8-10 February. He will be taking part in a press conference at 13h00 on Friday 8 Febru …
Over the past years, the Americas region has been experiencing a population movement situation with no precedents. Approximately 3 million people have fled Venezuela, and 2.4 million migrants have settled in Latin America and the Caribbean Islands. The …
The world is ill-equipped and unprepared for the next killer pandemic or epidemic.
Creating a sense of predictability and security has traditionally been attributed to what a society offers to its citizens. Today, as the economic crisis has planted its roots, millions of Europeans live with insecurity, uncertain about what the future holds.
Things must be bad when increasing numbers of people go to their local Red Cross or Red Crescent Society for help with the basic necessities of life – including some who would never normally think of seeking assistance from a charitable body.
When, in late 2013, the IFRC published Think Differently, a report about the humanitarian consequences of the economic crisis, we pointed out that even if the economy would begin to grow, the consequences of the economic crisis would be felt for decades to come.