Stacked on steep hillsides, the sprawling camps can become almost impenetrable in wet weather, but this hasn’t deterred a team of four from ploughing ankle-deep through mud with armloads of sport and play equipment.

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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During COP23, we’re calling for urgent action to build the resilience of the people most vulnerable to climate and weather extremes around the world.

13 November 2017

In just a few weeks, the newly established Red Cross Red Crescent medical facility in Cox’s Bazar has already treated over 6,000 people.

19 October 2017

What role does climate change play in these developments and how is the Red Cross Red Crescent helping people to adapt?

13 October 2017

“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.”

12 October 2017

By Angela Hill/IFRC Thousands more people have crossed the border between Myanmar and Bangladesh since 9 October, most under the cover of night. Exhausted, dehydrated and many dealing with loss, they are moving into the camps and makeshift settlements …

12 October 2017

 

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Focus: World First Aid Day 2017

On 9 September 2017, the world marks World First Aid Day, an annual opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of first aid knowledge and skills to save lives, and to advocate for these to be accessible to everyone. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s leading first aid provider. For more than 100 years, first aid has been one of the principal services provided by Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers and staff to injured people.

This year, Prudence Foundation in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), will launch its regional SAFE STEPS First Aid campaign.

Learn more here