Health and care activities in the IFRC include first aid and emergency response as well as epidemic control, programmes in health promotion and prevention, addressing stigma, providing psychosocial care and enabling community empowerment.

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Recent additions to the resources library

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Turkey hosts almost 4 million refugees who were vulnerable already before the onset of COVID-19 and who were hit hard by the deteriorating socio-economic impacts of the pandemic. Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) and International Federation of Red Cross and …

17 June 2021
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This brief sets out the IFRC network’s experiences and recommendations for achieving equity across and within countries in vaccinating the world’s people against COVID-19 and addressing the many challenges along the way.

24 May 2021

Red Cross case study on community-based surveillance implementation in Indonesia to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to significant infectious disease threats and minimize their effects.

19 April 2021

Health in Action

World First Aid Day

The IFRC is the largest first aid educator and provider in the world. In 2014, over 15 million people were trained, and for more than 150 years, first aid has provided by our volunteers.

In focus: Ebola

During the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak, Red Cross teams worked with community leaders to ensure families knew about how the virus is spread, what the symptoms are, and the importance of early treatment.

World Water Day

Water, sanitation and good hygiene practices are fundamental to healthy life. Our collective aim is to ensure every family has affordable and sustainable access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

Health news

Şiriyeva Rəxşəndə is one of the nearly 1,000 people who have received financial assistance from the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society through a project to help vulnerable families heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic meet their basic needs.

11 May 2021
Nurse preparing a corona virus vaccine.

To help nations in inoculating the most vulnerable populations, the Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has launched a $100 million campaign to provide COVID-19 vaccines to refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and migrants around the world. Accor …

4 May 2021

By Birgitte Bischoff Ebbesen, IFRC Europe Regional Director The verdict is in: COVID-19 worsens mental health. So there can be no excuse and no delay in stepping up now to prevent a worsening and chronic catastrophe. There is no health without mental h …

11 March 2021

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