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Malawi: 2.6 M Swiss franc emergency appeal as flood-hit country fears long-term crisis

With more rain expected, the number of people affected by flooding in Malawi continues to grow.

SARC teams on alert to alleviate the threatening winter conditions in Syria

Volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) have been deployed following heavy snow ...

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

Online course in humanitarian diplomacy

Application deadline: 12 January 2015 Start date: 23 February 2015   The online course in...

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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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