Theme: Climate change
Our Forecast-based Action fund uses a combination of weather predictions and historical data to fix triggers for the automatic release of money for pre-agreed early action plans. Using science and technology to anticipate and respond more quickly to di …
Geneva, 8 May 2018 – A ground-breaking new humanitarian fund designed to mitigate and even prevent the damage and trauma caused by natural disasters has been launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). “We t …
Following one of the most devastating hurricane seasons in recent history, a four-year initiative launched to help Caribbean islands prioritize and invest in natural ecosystems.
The Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Elhadj As Sy, today described climate change as “a key driver of risk” in the modern world, adding that his organization’s role in addressing the needs of the most vulnerable people will be “still more pivotal” over the next few years.
According to the statistics the phenomenon “El Niño Costero” affected 1.7 million people in 24 departments of Peru, hitting the north and centre coastal areas the hardest. Due to heavy rains, storms and hail the regions of Tumbes, Piura, Lambayeque, La …
“I want the world to know what is happening in Kiribati, what climate change is doing to my home. I want to invite the world here, so they can see its impacts, its scars. I wonder, would they let this happen to their home? I want to tell them that the Pacific is their home too, my Pacific is their Pacific.”
Concerns over water and vector-borne diseases are mounting in northeastern India, where devastating flood waters are starting to recede, leaving behind contaminated water sources and conditions ripe for mosquitoes to breed.
IFRC Secretary General issues impassioned plea for smarter humanitarian response to climate-related disasters and greater investment ahead of crises.
A Red Cross side event at next month’s World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa organized by the IFRC, the Climate Centre and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery will gather governments, disaster managers, dam operators, researchers and other experts to explore new ways to manage the risk of floods downstream from dams.
Across the world, crises are increasingly complex and humanitarian need is vast.