The IFRC’s Asia Pacific Regional Office works in support of 38 National Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial  and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.

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Susan Mercado Dr. Susan Mercado is strategic adviser at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She is a former Philippines Undersecretary of Health. We are on the verge of wiping out polio again in the Philippines, a batt …

11 September 2020

The Viet Nam Red Cross has successfully piloted a mangrove planting programme along their coastal areas of the Thai Binh province. The Mangrove Plantation and Disaster Risk Reduction Project was created to reduce the adverse impact of climate change up …

9 September 2020

Photos by Meer Abdullah/Afghan Red Crescent Society   War-torn Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the Asia-Pacific and the region’s most disaster prone. This is before considering the impact of COVID-19, which has rapidly spread across …

27 August 2020

In recognition of the invaluable contribution young people make in their communities, seven Pacific Red Cross Societies are marking International Youth Day today with a range of events and celebrations.  Globally, around half of the 14 million Red Cros …

12 August 2020

Credit: Bangladesh Red Crescent Society It’s been two months since Cyclone Amphan slammed into the coastal areas of north eastern India and south Bangladesh, and Red Cross Red Crescent teams continue to support thousands of people affected. The stronge …

20 July 2020
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Focus: Faces of Climate Change

Millions of people around the world are already suffering from the impacts of the climate crisis, with some 400 extreme weather events every year, about four times as many as in the 1970s. The impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are occurring earlier and more frequently than predicted, and most disasters in recent years have been climate-related. For more information, click here