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In pictures – World Toilet Day

Globally, over one-third of humanity has no basic toilet facility.

Interview with Fayiah Tamba Secretary General, Liberia National Red Cross Society

Ebola came to Liberia in late March when the first case was reported in Lofa county. By April, ...

Red Crescent hospital in Jordan's desert welcomes its first baby

On Thursday 30 October in Azraq, Jordan, the Red Cross Red Crescent Hospital had a great day. ...

Annual Report

Information on operations, income, expenditure and complex disasters in the 2012 Annual Report.

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Disaster law

Strong disaster law can make communities safer and response operations more effective.

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World Disasters Report – Focus on culture and risk

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The latest on the Movement response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

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About Learning | Education | Training

The Learning | Education | Training (LET) hub supports individuals and organizations with their ...

Online postgraduate certificate in social and voluntary sector leadership

Leadership development in this sector is more important than ever because it enables an ...

Important notice!

There are a number of fraudulent web sites which are using the Red Cross Red Crescent emblems to request donations for disaster relief. Please treat these web sites as suspicious.

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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 community empowerment.

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Strategy 2020

Strategy 2020 guides the actions of the IFRC. It defines three strategic aims and three enabling actions for the IFRC and its member National Societies in order to achieve the common vision.

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